Q. Who are your targeted beneficiaries?
A. We provide education, nutrition, healthcare, and a variety of growth opportunities to economically disadvantaged youth, particularly girls. Geographically, we cover 41 villages in addition to Purkal Village, which lies on the outskirts of Dehradun. In the event of vacancies, we do accept students from the entire state of vacancies.
q. What are the benefits enjoyed by your beneficiaries?
A. Our beneficiaries enjoy the benefit of an entire ecosystem where they can learn to whatever degree they may aspire to. This includes much above and beyond just tutorship — travel opportunities, exchange programs, nutrition, healthcare of the highest order, an active STEM program, support Post-12th are all in the books for our children.
Q. Is the society affiliated with any religion or religious organization?
A. The Society maintains no affiliation with any religion or religious organization and is secular in nature.
Q. ARE the governing body and the Secretary compensated for their services? how do they meet any expense incurred whilst acting for the society?
A. Neither the Governing Body, nor the Secretary are compensated for their services; they are honorary workers in the truest sense of the phrase. In addition, the Governing Body and the Secretary claim no reimbursement for travel or any such expenses. They are either professionals or retirees from various fields who live on their personal income and savings.
Q. What are the society’s sources of income?
A. We operate entirely on the strength of donations we receive from numerous benefactors — which includes individuals, foundations, organizations, and corporate entities.
Q. What are the criteria by which we select our beneficiaries?
A. The primary criterion by which the Society chooses its beneficiaries is that the child should have an economically disadvantaged background. The secondary criterion is the potential and competence required to take advantage of the exceptional learning opportunity we provide to our students.
Q. Are your beneficiaries required to make payments/fees?
A. No, a fundamental tenet of the Society is that our students must study entirely fee-free.
q. What is the procedure followed to admit a student?
A. The process of admitting a student is an intricate one. We conduct a thorough examination of the prospect’s living conditions, economic background, and any other relevant aspect of the prospect’s life. Even once selected, the status of the students is annually reaffirmed.
q. Are volunteers paid?
A. Our past experience is that volunteers enjoy and prefer the joy of giving. However, in certain cases, we do pay a honorarium to volunteers.
q. Are you eligible to receive donations from foreign nationals?
A. Yes, we have been granted approval for foreign funding under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, by the Government of India.
q. I am an indian national. what tax benefits would i be entitled to if i were to donate to your cause?
A. All donors will receive a certificate under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act, which entitles you to a 50% write-off.
q. I live in the usa and i am a tax payer, here. How would I go about donating? what tax benefits would i be entitled to if i were to donate to your cause?
Q. Donations from US Nationals can be routed through The Youth Development Project Inc. — a 501(c)(3) organization and, as such, an organization eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions. We are a public charity listed on the Publication 78 Data List. If you wish to take advantage of these benefits, you can write to us.
Q. i am a foreign national and i was unable to make a contribution through your payment gateway. What’s going on?
A. Owing to certain Governmental directives, the payment gateway accepts only credit cards; this may be why the transaction failed. Please ensure that you are using a credit card.