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Our Vision

"Empowering vulnerable families to access government benefits and facilitating their path out of poverty within their lifetime."

Our Mission

"Empowering one million vulnerable families with knowledge and tools to harness the power of social welfare programs by 2030"

Tapasya has been operating in Maharashtra since 2018, in the areas of Governance and Behavioral change. 

We are an 80G and 12 AA certified NGO .

In the month of October, 2022 Team Tapasya has supported 138 families to et access to welf

Lack of opportunity for holistic development of families from economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds.

1. Lack of an ecosystem of support and care

Families have no access to information and support that can help influence behavioural change. 

As a consequence, critical developmental milestones  in the lives of children are not met. 

2. Lack of awareness of welfare schemes

Families lack the awareness and the ability to leverage available government policies and schemes.

Intended beneficiaries of the policy/scheme do not access the relevant benefits/ support.

The Problem

 Tapasya works on holistic development of families from economically and socially disadvantaged backgrounds.

The Solution

We have a multi-sectoral and integrated approach to delivering solutions that leverages evidence-based best practices,  builds systemic capacity to deliver solutions and addresses needs across the spectrum of health and education, to serve the most marginalised/disadvantaged communities.

Community Involvement

We build the capacities of ‘Sakhis’ who are women from the communities we work in to deliver our programmes. This ensures that the change is owned and driven by members of the community.



We use technology for information dissemination and managing program efficiency. We run helplines to reach families and use online data entry tools to support those seeking information. 


We collaborate with Government departments and functionaries at all levels to build systems’ capacity. We also engage with NGOs, academic institutions and other organisations to leverage their expertise and complement their efforts in our focus areas

Our Impact
Tapasya at a Glance
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About Us
Our programs under 'Project Sakhi' 

Behavioral Change Communication

Our main focus is to improve health-seeking behaviour among women who are either Pregnant, lactating and mother of 0-6 year children:-


- An understanding of the importance of antenatal/postnatal care (ANC/PNC) and support from ASHA. (Their ANC/PNC visits will be tracked)

- Support through training and counselling on any kind of health issues (Mothers will be connected with local government’s health care system)

- Support through training and counselling on adoption of healthy practices

- Support in accessing government’s maternity benefits (For financially disadvantaged mothers) and tracking long term impact of the same

Unlocking multiple
welfare schemes

Our main focus is on the Leadership Development of community people around childhood unlocking access to multiple welfare schemes, who will be supported on:-

- Community-level Awareness of various welfare schemes and their benefits and process.

- Identification of eligible families who can apply for any eligible schemes. 

- Document readiness: Helping families ensure all required documents are ready.

- Application support: Supporting families to apply for all the eligible schemes and get their final benefits.

Annual Reports
From the Field
Media & Publication
Media & Publications
How to Get Involved

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Partner with Us

We are always looking for partners/supporters. Please contact us below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Volunteer/Intern with us

We have volunteer and internship opportunities, many of which can be done remotely. Please contact us below for more details.


Join our team

We are always looking for passionate individuals to join our team. Please contact us below for more details.

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Our Supporters
Our Supporters
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Mrinal Rao

Leadership Team

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Tapas Sutradhar

Leadership Team

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Program Team
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Manisha Barge
Project Coordinator

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Chaitrali Amble
Project Coordinator
(Date Management)

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Kajal More
Centre Sakhi

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Kalpana Mane

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Pooja Dhumal
Centre Sakhi

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Mugdha Aslekar
Project Lead

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Mangal Nikam
Project Lead

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Revati Kadam

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Arti Kumbhar

Saraswati Maindargi

Sonali Tate

Advisory Board
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Madhuri Dhariwal

Associate Director,
Indus Action

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Madhukar Banuri
Leadership For Equity

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Ishita Bhattacharya

Brand & Digital Head
Tata Realty And Infrastructure Ltd

Sneha Arora

Atma Education

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Audits & Report
Financial Audit 2018-19
Audits & Reports
Financial Audit 2019-20
Financial Audit 2020-21
Financial Audit 2021-22
80G certificate
Contact Us


A Wing, Chandraneel Society, 

Flat-102, Sinhgad Rd, 

opposite cosmos bank, 

Anubandh Nagar, Dattawadi, 

Pune, Maharashtra 411030



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