FAQs

It is a secular Non-Government Organization (NGO) registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860, India.

It works for the underprivileged sections of our society in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, NCR Delhi in the areas of solar energy, education and women empowerment.

Its USP has been that is an ISO 9001:2015 certified NGO conforming to the principles of transparency, monitored financial systems & well set out processes. SCALE has delivered highly satisfying results in nearly 15 years of its services. Irrespective of caste, creed or religion, SCALE mission is only to improve the quality of life for the marginalised sections of our society.

We have a well structured organization with expertise in different streams of school holistic education, environment & women empowerment. So managing the multiple streams is not a challenge.

One can contribute through donation from cheque/bank drafts, voluntary services or through kind.

SCALE ‘s funding has been through credible donors including corporates, foundations, members & well-wishers.

Our expansion has been in a phased manner. We had started with Uttarakhand in 2002 because the state was newly formed. It had few avenues for learning & skill building. Thus the livelihood options were very limited. Later replication & expansion happened in other need based areas.

Our Project Alliances have been largely associated with their contribution in kind as well as funds. We have been taking the help of the corporates in replicating our initiatives, training & job placements.

Yes, SCALE is a FCRA certified organization.

Yes, SCALE offers 80G rebate.

SCALE will send you the receipt against your donation to SCALE. Along with the receipt, and the rebate notification, please submit it with tax returns.

SCALE always carries out the assessment surveys in targetted areas, prior to its selection. This is to determine the needs of the area as well to establish if the people are from an economically weaker section of our society.

We select schools based on its need, founders track record & credibility, healthy mix of boys & girls but most importantly that it needs the support and has the hunger to deliver the qualitative results.

No, we don’t charge. The only demand is that SCALE will continue to monitor the utilization of SCALE resources and mentor the stakeholders in schools.

We have fortnightly submissions of expenses done to our auditors. We have a quarterly review of our accounts. Auditing is done once a year.

SCALE is focussed on promoting solar energy, women empowerment & quality education.

SCALE has already set up IT & Science laboratories in many under-privileged school & introduced smart learning in 8 selective schools. It also aims to introduce e-learning for improving the quality of teachers education in Science, Maths and English. In the area of solar energy, it has set up 2 solar manufacturing cooperatives in Uttarakhand & Uttar Pradesh. In women empowerment, an informal self-help group has been set up for livelihood & skill building.

Yes, you donate for a specific project.

Donors will have the update through SCALE Newsletter, website, or any other information through a specific request.

If you are a member, balance sheet copy will reach you anyway. If a donor, your donation utilization report will be sent to you. If there is a specific request, SCALE will address it accordingly.

If one has to become a member, one year of active voluntary work participation with SCALE is needed. Once eligibility is completed, one needs to apply for the final approval by the Governing Committee.

We will certainly inform the person in case the applicant does not meet the eligibility norms.

One needs to fill the Voluntary Registration Form for approval.

One can wire transfer the funds through a demand draft/cheque to SCALE account. One can also contribute through kind, or by your any specialized teaching to children through Skype. If your organization is willing, you can also associate your organization in any of the activities of SCALE

One needs to fill in the simple & necessary forms. If one is an Indian resident, proof of name, address and phone numbers will be required. Copy of the pan card or any other such proof will be required. If one is Non-Resident Indian, one has to provide the details of the passport giving the proof of the name, address, phone numbers & bank name.

If you so desire, it will be kept confidential.

Presently, a member has to pay to SCALE Rs.600 per annum

SCALE will gratefully accept contribution of all good conditioned items.

Yes, SCALE encourages people to adopt a child for its education and other socio-economic needs. SCALE firmly believes that the educated children are essential for a clean and healthy society of tomorrow.

SCALE will be sharing the details of the child progress with the donor. We prefer the child to understand the goodness & values in life through a general belief that all humans are good rather than a measure of generosity. However, if the donor assures of regular mentoring of the child, SCALE will be delighted to share and have such a patron to assist the organization.

If the donor assures of regular mentoring of the child, SCALE will be delighted to have the visit.

As a process, SCALE will share its balance sheet with all the members.

SCALE looks forward to any constructive and viable ideas from people. We in SCALE, firmly believes that the cause & care for the underprivileged and poor people is supreme. Thus, any suggestions which help to improve and develop model towards efficient deliverables to the poor will always be welcomed. Infact, SCALE looks forward to such ideas.

SCALE looks forward to any constructive and viable ideas from people. We in SCALE, firmly believes that the cause & care for the underprivileged and poor people is supreme. Thus, any suggestions which help to improve and develop model towards efficient deliverables to the poor will always be welcomed. Infact, SCALE looks forward to such ideas.