NGO: Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS)

Background:

Yogoda Satsanga Society of India is a social service organization that runs several programs throughout India in the areas of education, medicine, and disaster rehabilitation. YSS operates more than 20 educational institutions and 30 charitable medical dispensaries focused on free homoeopathic and allopathic medical care. These institutions are primarily centered in the tribal and economically disadvantaged rural areas of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Andra Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Maharashtra, Orissa, and Uttaranchal.

IDRF Partner Since: at least 2002

Focus Area: Education

Location: West Bengal

Project Title: Corpus Fund

Details:

IDRF has made significant contributions to YSS’s corpus fund, which includes the running of educational institutions, aid and scholarships to deserving economically disadvantaged students, the running of hospitals and dispensaries, and relief works. These contributions have provided financial support to nearly 750 students annually, and have enabled YSS to take advantage of various similar government initiatives.

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