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Our Vision

“To empower communities globally, bringing hope of a better tomorrow”

Who We Are

Registered as Charitable trust Vide No. 8546/95-96

Reaching Hand is a registered Charitable Trust started in 1996 to work with vulnerable children, marginalized women & deprived families empowering them to lead a life of hope, self-worth and dignity. It envisions a promising future for all by acting as a catalyst for social change. Empowerment of children, women & families from weaker sections of society through quality education, health care and skill development is the key focus of Reaching Hand

Our Mission

  • Create opportunities through innovative strategies across our focus communities
  • Connect with beneficiaries through life-transforming engagements
  • Collaborate with like-minded partners across the globe to raise volunteers and resources

Our History

Helping others is not a job, it is a calling

  • Where It All Began

    Our first project was providing equal opportunity to underprivileged children through sponsorships for higher standards of education. Over 1000 children have benefited through this Sponsorship Program.

  • Every Single Campaign Counts

    We soon realized that many children were at risk and their needs were greater. Through additional fundraising, we established New Home in 2006 to provide housing and care for orphaned and destitute children.

  • So Much More to Achieve

    Providing for children alone doesn’t stop the cycle of poverty and risk. We needed to reach out, impact, and empower all areas of the community.

  • All People Matter

    We have extended to touch the lives of many poor and struggling families and communities through our programs in the Government Schools, women empowerment, and for the old aged.

  • The Big Movement

    With the success of New Home, we are currently working towards a Home and School for 500 boys and girls. This is a new and promising venture for us and will greatly impact the local community.

  • There is Good in The World

    Now, Reaching Hand gains support from corporations, groups, and individuals from all over the world. A united mission of increasing equality by providing for the vulnerable has brought our worlds together

Our Team

Akhaya Sagar

Akhaya Sagar

Chief Operating Officer
Akhaya Kumar Sagar(Akshay) brings more than 15 years of professional experience


Mini Chacko

Mini Chacko

Manager- Corporate Affairs & Volunteer Engagement
Mini Chacko is an Engineer by profession and well versed in the corporate sector.


Feba Nisha

Feba Nisha

Associate Manager – Programs & Legal Advisor
Feba Nisha a lawyer by degree is a passionate person with a 3 years’


Annie Saju

Annie Saju

Coordinator-New Home
From childhood it had been a desire to do something for the Homeless in Mumbai. As she walked

 

Our Governance

Reaching Hand is governed by the Trust Deed, which specifies its objectives and powers. Our governing board consists of eight members and is directed towards the mission of creating real and lasting changes in the lives of marginalized children and women by initiating specific programs.

Note:

None of the Board members are related by blood to each other. Board members are elected/re-elected every two years. No board members receive any remuneration from the organisation

Our Board Members


Mr. K. T Saju

Mr. K. T Saju

Secretary
A mechanical engineer by profession, Mr. Saju is passionate




 

Key Approvals

Registered as Charitable Trust Vide No. 8456 / 95-96 in 1996 at Bangalore, India
Recognized by Child Welfare Committee, Bangalore
Registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act – 1976, Vide No. 094421267, dated: 09.06.2007
Registered under Section 12A (a) of Income Tax Act 1961, Vide No. Trust/718/10A/VOL, A-II/N-152/98-99/CIT-II, dated 18.12.1998
Recognized u/s 80G (5) (VI) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, Vide no. DIT (E)/80G(R) 393/W-2/07-08

For information on our yearly impact, achievements and activities documented, please view our annual reports here:

Reaching Hand Annual Report 2014-2015

Reaching Hand Annual Report 2015-2016

Reaching Hand Annual Report 2013-2014

FCRA Audit Report 2015-2016