What is the belief behind The Third Eye Foundation?
We believe that unless members of the civil society are involved proactively in the process of development, sustainable change will not happen. Believing in this principle of ‘Civic Driven Change’ The Third Eye Foundation sensitises the civil society in order to make them partners in its mission.
What is the scenario in India, presently?
India has about 11 million children living on the streets and 14 million children working as labours. Only 60% of children have access to education despite having a national policy on compulsory elementary education. The time to take collective as well as individual responsibility to remedy the current situation is here. Right now!
Does The Third Eye Foundation work in India or other countries too?
The Third Eye Foundation is a national level development organization with its welfare projects spread across India.
What is the mission of The Third Eye Foundation?
The Third Eye Foundation’s mission is to empower underprivileged children, youth and their families and community through relevant education. We aim to deploy best possible methodology and technology for achieving ideal SROI (social return on investment), to practice and promote good governance, to link business competitiveness of the corporate with social development initiatives and to sensitize the privileged section of society to promote Civic Driven Change.
Who are the people behind the The Third Eye Foundation?
The realization of a group of young corporate professionals, that it was their Social Responsibility to give back to the society, laid the inception of The Third Eye Foundation. The Third Eye Foundation is managed professionally by a Board of Advisors, comprising individuals from diverse backgrounds and expertise, followed by an Executive Committee and a well defined professional workforce.
Why do you stress on Education, when there are other equally pressing issues in the country?
Education alone has the power to liberate people from the vicious cycle of poverty – not only in terms of earning a livelihood but also in becoming aware of the rights and freedoms that a citizen is endowed with. Thus empowering individuals and making them self-sufficient.
Which areas does The Third Eye Foundation work in?
The Third Eye Foundation has been working in the thematic areas of education and blood donation.
What is the working model of The Third Eye Foundation?
The Third Eye Foundation works under two models, namely Social Venture Philanthropy (SVP) and Outreach.
What is the source of funding for the organization?
Around 70-80% funding support of the organization comes from corporates; the rest comes from PSUs, individual donors and private institutions.
How can an NGO apply for assistance?
There is a user friendly application form available on our website that an NGO can fill. Apart from that we put notices in all our internal modes of communication like our website, mailers, etc. whenever there is a requirement for a partner in any particular geographical area under our various programmes.
Who all are the target beneficiaries?
Children, their families and the communities are the target groups of The Third Eye Foundation with children at the center stage. The organization believes that a child’s education cannot be taken care of without taking care of the family, especially the mother, and the communities they belong to.
How can one associate with the organization?
In our journey so far, we have received immense support from numerous individuals, many private and public sector companies, development agencies, educational institutions, public figures and the mass media. One can associate with us in any of these above mentioned ways. Please visit the contact us or get involved section of our website for more information on the possible ways of being involved in our journey.
How can I donate to The Third Eye Foundation?
You can go to Donate Now section of The Third Eye Foundation’s website and donate online. For other donations related queries please write to email@example.com
FAQ’s for Individual Donors
What information is sent to the donors?
The donor gets an instant acknowledgement mail along with an SMS. On receiving the reconciliation statement from the bank, a receipt is sent via e-mail immediately, followed by a hard copy by post (within India). The receipt is accompanied by a ‘welcome pack’ which is also a token of appreciation. The donor receives a birthday wish, wishes on important festivals, programme updates and an annual impact report during a year’s time.
What will The Third Eye Foundation do with my donation?
As soon as the donation through cheque or online is reconciled by the bank, the amount is allotted to the specific programme, which it has been meant for. The utilization and results are managed, monitored and audited. The outcome is reflected in the annual impact report, which is shared with the donors.
How much should I donate? (we can give break up of monthly expenditure of a child)
There is no specific amount that should be donated. However all the programmes have a detailed breakup of the expenditure displayed online.
What is the process of keeping the donor’s information safe?
As a credible organization, we honour the privacy of our donors. The donor data is not exposed or shared with any external agency under any circumstances. We have a robust in-house mechanism and server system where the records are kept safe. The entire setup is protected with password and is guarded by surveillance software. The data is kept strictly confidential and only authorized staff with a special non-disclosure bond have access to it.
Can one donate in kind (old clothes, books, stationary etc)?
Yes, we accept the donation in kind as well. The things raised through in kind donation are distributed to the poor children enrolled through the different programme.
Is it possible for a consistent supporter to meet the beneficiary personally?
While you can visit the school where the children you support are studying we do not encourage donors to directly meet the beneficiaries as we do not want to give special treatment to any child.
Is the website safe to make online payments?
Yes, the website is safe for any kind of transaction. Also any information exchange is kept safe and in no condition gets disclosed. Also the payment gateway is a third party payment gateway recognized by the financial institutions under the government of India. So any transaction also is thoroughly secured.