SKOCH Development Foundation is Section 25, Not-for-Profit Company, registered under the Companies Act, 1956 and registered as a recognised charity under 80G and 12AA of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
The Foundation works with the motto of mainstreaming the marginalised and organises field outreach and capacity building trainings and workshops. It takes inputs from primary field research to bring felt-needs to the policy. Since inception it has been incessantly working for women empowerment, financial literacy, capacity building and generating livelihoods particularly helping SHGs.
It runs a school and adult literacy programme called Project Hope in North East wherein it has adopted schools and supports the educational needs of students, particularly the girl child. It has brought out a remarkable change that has encouraged the locals to let girls study and pass out +12, while in the past girls were withdrawn at VIII Standard or earlier. It also works with Van Gujjars (nomadic tribe) and runs adult literacy programme in Uttarakhand.
Under SAMAVESH – Foundation’s Financial and Digital Literacy programme, more than 9,000 beneficiaries particularly women, rural entrepreneurs and youth at the grassroots have been given capacity building training including financial, digital payments and digital literacy. The beneficiaries have included individual investors, students, Banking Correspondents, Common Services Centre operators, SHGs, community based organisations and so on. This is an attempt to promote insurance, small investments with banks or financial markets.
SHAKTI is Foundation’s women empowerment and entitlements based initiative that brings the voices of the perpetually unheard on the policy table.
SAMAVESH Commodities has been imparting financial literacy to the communities and farmers enabling them to understand the commodities market and its benefits that can be leveraged.
All the stakeholders—government, regulators and the industry support the Foundation’s efforts.
We urge you to donate generously to the Foundation to support and propel its initiatives in social, digital and financial inclusion leading to inclusive growth. The donations made to SKOCH Development Foundation are tax-exempt under section 80(G) of the Income Tax Act. Your contribution will be instrumental in bringing about long-term change in the lives of the people of this country through on-ground action, policy interventions and national level consultations and dialogues/workshops that we organise periodically.