SERVICES

Social Sector Education

Tatsat FoundationTM  has carved out a unique niche for itself, being the only non-governmental organisation in India that is committed to transforming social-sector education. Despite being the biggest expenditure head in the Union Budget, the social sector remains bereft of specialised manpower to deliver the services. For the FY 2021-22, the social sector spend will be a whopping 8.8 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Out of this, the education sector alone accounts for 3.5 percent of GDP.

The last-mile delivery in some of the most critical sectors such as health, children’s nutrition, safe drinking water, sanitation and personal hygiene, and food security, among others, are provided by people engaged in this sector. Yet, majority of the workforce lacks professional or specialised education and training in this sector. Given the entire social sector is highly unstructured and unorganised, we at Tatsat FoundationTM  firmly believe that this gap between education and training needs to be addressed urgently.

Our Social-Sector Education and Education for People With Disability projects intends to achieve precisely that by providing a structured framework for education, training and certification.

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Skill Development

Our emphasis on skill development is a natural extension of our strong focus on social-sector education. With rapid evolution of technology and the operating environment, it’s imperative for people engaged in the social upgrade their skills. Tatsat FoundationTM  has developed specific skill development modules for professionals, skilled and unskilled workers, and volunteers, who are engaged in the social sector.

We work closely with the government to develop sector-specific skill development and training modules. Tatsat FoundationTM  has established a wide network of partner trainers, who are deployed to impart domain-specific training. 

Our multi-pronged, skill-development strategy rests on three key pillars that shape outcomes. It’s a combination of top-down and bottoms-up approach that addresses the needs and requirements of various stake holders.

Innovative solutions

At Tatsat FoundationTM , we regularly engage with engineers and innovators to develop innovative project ideas and solutions that are cost-effective and have a high impact in either addressing a problem or improving the quality of life of the people, especially those who live on the margins of the society. We develop such projects in partnership with multiple agencies and organisations. We have also scaled up small, start-up innovations for wider deployment like our Seedpaper project. Similarly, for the Soil 2 Home project, we acted as the nodal agency by connecting various innovators of the project with the on-ground executors. 

We have several innovative projects in the pipeline that are in the various stages of development, spanning from development stage to pilot phase. Members of our team scout for innovative ideas at universities and engineering colleges that can be suitably replicated on a largescale as a social or CSR project.

Advocacy

One of the core strengths on Tatsat FoundationTM  is developing robust advocacy models. We realise the importance of advocacy in ushering a policy shift at the institutional level, both in the government and private sectors. We develop advocacy strategy from ground up in order to deliver maximum reach and impact. The architecture of our advocacy strategies is designed to enable organisations to take the best decisions and create an institutional mechanism for best practices. While designing advocacy campaigns for organisations we take in account formal structure and systems, informal cultures and expectations, technology backbone (especially engagement through Social Media) requirement, human resources, financial planning, social audit needs and impact assessment. Advocacy strategies also crucial for success in the competitive funding space for NGOs that has become increasingly crowded. Effectiveness of any advocacy strategy can me measured by impact that it had in bringing a policy change and perception shift. A strong advocacy strategy needs to fact-based and target oriented. We at Tatsat FoundationTM , impart training for developing robust advocacy strategies, besides developing and executing advocacy strategies.

The need for robust advocacy strategies have acquired critical importance in the sustainability domain, which includes

  • Environmental Conservation
  • Soil preservation
  • Climate change
  • Pollution Control
  • Waste management
  • Ground water management
  • Wildlife and forest management

 

Camps and Drives

Tatsat FoundationTM  helps its partners organisations to conduct camps and drives for social causes. We regularly organise blood donation camps across India in partnership with the Red Cross Society and other partner organisations. Since 2018, we have actively stepped up to organise relief drives following natural disasters. During the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, we conducted food distribution drives to the most vulnerable sections of the society in partnership with Delhi Police in the capital and in other states in collaboration with their respective police departments. More details of our camps and drives can be found on the Projects page.

Project Planning & Implementation

Our expertise and experience in Project Planning are unparalleled. We have planned and executed projects of all sizes, ranging from small donation drives to the high complex Soil 2 Home project. Our unique approach enables us to design projects that deliver maximum value and impact. Our planning methodology ensures an organisation’s social obligations are not in conflict with its business needs. Synchronisation of individual components of a project, which is vital for smooth implementation, is built into the design. We leverage our network to find the right partners for the project. The role and expectations of the project partners are clearly defined in the plan document.

With growing awareness among the common people about issues such social equity, workers’ rights, environmental consciousness, and sustainability, among others, it’s important that social initiative plans incorporate the concerns of the end consumers of products and services for creating value, without compromising on profits. This critical balancing act can the achieved only through a robust planning mechanism.

Impact Assessment & Reporting

Long before CSR reporting was made mandatory by the government, Tatsat FoundationTM  was one of the pioneers in making impact assessment and reporting an integral part of its workflow. We use our proprietary impact-assessment matrix and auditing flowchart for accurately measuring the results of all our social initiatives. For long-duration projects, we generate monthly reports to ensure best monitoring practices.

Now, with Government of India making CSR reporting mandatory, following the amendments made to the Companies Act, 2013, we are best placed to extend our impact assessment and reporting services to our partner organisations.

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