Established in September 2002, Catalysts for Social Action (CSA) is a Not-For-Profit organization dedicated to the cause of child welfare and rehabilitation for children living in orphanages.
CSA works as a “catalyst” focusing on a holistic approach to child care and optimal rehabilitation outcomes.
Over the past 13 years, CSA has become a very respected NGO with a solid body of field work. It has created scalable innovative and effective programmes to help orphaned children with a better life. CSA has enormous proven credibility and reputation for highest levels of transparency and governance.
We continue to make a valuable difference to 2800+ children across 55+ child care institutions in 4 states that we support.
Shibani and Vipul Jain are Adoptive parents whose lives underwent a sea-change with the adoption of their daughter Saachi. The late Mr. Jinendra Prashad Jain, Vipul’s father was the silent force behind the adoption, convincing Vipul and Shibani that there were other alternatives to biological parenting. The difference that the adoption made to the family and to the child was so over-whelming that the parents wondered why they had waited so long! They felt that something needed to be done to promote this deserving cause.
Bharati Dasgupta, the maternal Grandparent shared the sentiment. Already associated with a social cause, she believed that she could balance her existing commitments with the added responsibility of running the cause.
And CSA came into existence in 2002!
CSA’S WORK WITH CHILDCARE INSTITUTIONS / CHILDREN’S HOMES / ORPHANAGES
In the area of enabling holistic child care, we support a number of child care institutions/orphanages in the areas of Health & Hygiene, Nutrition, Education, Vocational skills, Infrastructure support and Recreation activities. CSA not only cares but also goes beyond, thus, enabling children to be self sufficient and become contributing members of society.
CSA’S WORK IN ADOPTIONS
As part of optimal child rehabilitation, CSA facilitates Adoptions in the country; we work with existing adoption agencies in rural areas to facilitate the quality, speed and number of adoptions in India. We have successfully facilitated over 215+adoptions in India, so far. We believe that Adoption is the best form of child rehabilitation. Our intention is to ensure that every adoptable child should find a home.
CSA is registered as a Society under the Societies Registration Act 1860 and as a Trust under The Bombay Public Trust Act 1950. We were awarded the ‘Best Small NGO’ in the Western region in 2008-09 by ReSource Alliance. We are listed by Credibility Alliance, National CSR Hub, Give India, Global Giving, CSO Partners, Letzchange & ReSource Alliance after a thorough due diligence from each of the listing partners.
GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS OF OPERATIONS
We work in 4 states of India. Our journey started in Maharashtra and now we work with child care institutions in Goa, Odisha & Madhya Pradesh.