How does humankind make a difference?

humankind is mainly working in the area of education for underprivileged children of the society, old age destitute, women and community members. We believe that education is the only way to break the vicious cycle of illiteracy. Our vision and mission can be summed up as 'Literacy for All'.  humankind works to overcome the barriers that prevent children from breaking out of the poverty cycle. We also reach out to such students who are forced to discontinue their studies due to monetary constraints. We offer financial assistance to the students by meeting all their educational requirements. 

By involving children and seeking their views at every stage of program design, implementation and evaluation, humankind ensures that children play an active role in their own growth. Across humankind's projects a common theme is participation and children having a voice of their own.

What will humankind do with my donation?

humankind runs various programs to work with children in difficult circumstances. These programs essentially focus on education, health care, nutrition and environment. We also run an initiative "Meal Deal" which provides monthly kitchen ration and personal care to neglected destitute, old age people who are living on their own. We also provide perspective building on care of old age people among the community. Emphasis is also on preventive measures like disaster preparedness, prevention of child labor, prevention and inclusion of HIV affected children, etc. The money that you contribute will go towards these programs.

How do I ensure that my donation to the NGO is utilized properly?

humankind is very transparent in its work. To assure complete transparency to our donors/stakeholders you are free to check our accounts and/or visit programs. Accounts and programs are audited regularly and strict guidelines on finances are maintained as per the standards at all times.

How much of my money goes towards humankind's development projects?

We are a Non Profit Organization. On average, 85% of the money raised by Humankind goes towards planning and implementing our program work and 15 % goes towards marketing and administration.

How does humankind identify the programs and areas to work in?

Our selection process is based on the values of trust, transparency, partnership and accountability.  Projects are supported based on humankind's identified areas of work and priority needs that align with humankind's vision and mission through thorough need assessment studies. The projects are identified based on their innovativeness and capacity to change children's lives through involvement of the community members as well as the children themselves.

Does humankind receive government funding?

As a NGO (non-government organisation), we do not receive any direct funding through government allowing us to remain independent, making unbiased evaluations of government policies and programmes.

What information is sent to the donor?

We send communication material every quarter to the donors, providing updates on program activities and sharing success stories from humankind's work supported by their donations. We also update all the activities on our website and face book page.

Is my donation tax-exempt?

Please note that tax exemption under Section 80G, as per law is only available if PAN is quoted.