Transforming NGOs through IT

Mastek Foundation’s CSR activities encompasses both direct and indirect involvements in the community and since inception, the Foundation has reached out to more than 1 million beneficiaries. The programs are run in close association with Non-profits across India to ensure long lasting impact and sustainability in society.

Transforming NGOs through IT

The support is targeted in ensuring capability building within the NGO’s from where the NGO’s can become independent in managing IT initiatives as well, thus having an impact lasting years to come. Mastek has set precedence over other contemporaries and have set an example to other by providing a leadership in innovative ways in which an organization can leverage its core expertise for the betterment of the society at large.

Our Vision

  • Helping NGO’s achieve higher scale through IT
  • Enabling them to be self-sustainable in IT for longer period
  • Mastek’s desire to deliver higher impact activities which are long lasting to the NGO’s
  • Generating higher value of contributions to NGO’s through IT Management & Consulting Service
  • Enabling NGO’s to venture into areas where they may fear to enter without IT support

Our Approach

  • We don’t develop software under this initiative for NGO’s
  • We profess that re-inventing a wheel will dilute the purpose of our initiative
  • We conduct workshops to clearly understand the needs of the NGO’s
  • Help NGO’s prioritize their IT needs
  • Evaluate and propose implementation of readily available solutions
  • 0 or less than 5% customization as idle solutions to be implemented by NGO’s
  • We guide the NGO’s through complete Implementation phase ensuring effective rollout of the System

Our Partners

Snehalaya

The NGO was registered in 1992 at Ahmednagar (Maharashtra) and is currently working in all the 14 Tehsils of Ahmednagar District as well as the neighbouring district like Sholapur, Nasik etc. Snehalaya was started, by a zealous band of youth volunteers in 1989.

Today, there are over 30 full time workers, hundreds of volunteers, thousands of well-wishers who form the Snehalaya family. For the last 12 years, Snehalaya is working to improve the lives of the victims of commercial sexual exploitation & trafficking. Their focus area is working with women and children.

Mastek’s Support

Mastek helped Snehalaya in evaluating of a robust Donor Management system based on Microsoft Dynamic CRM platform it further handheld Snehalaya in Requirements Definition, Project Management, Testing, Training, Rollout and Implementing phases.

The project was completely implemented in 6 months’ time frame and the System is currently used by 6 users to Manage Donations, Beneficiaries and its progress, Volunteers and generating online receipts and MIS.

Warm Greetings from Snehalaya family!

We would like to express our deepest gratitude towards Mastek for supporting and guiding Snehalaya for implementing IT Solutions. As an NGO, we thought we have limited technical knowledge and capacity too. But Mastek gave us the initial support and encouraged us by providing necessary guidance and technical help. The support of Mastek in the field of IT solutions is very helpful for Snehalaya.We hope Mastek will continue giving its support to Snehalaya in longer run.

Thank you again!

Ambadas R. Chauhan, Asst. Director - Snehalaya

Kherwadi Social Welfare Association (KSWA)

Kherwadi Social Welfare Association: (KSWA) was founded in 1928 by Late Shri. B.G. Kher, a freedom fighter, statesman and the first Premier of Bombay State. The Trust was registered in 1954. The NGO works for the welfare of the poor families residing in Bandra (E). Kherwadi Social Welfare Association started the ‘Yuva Parivartan’ (YP) Movement in 1998 under the leadership of Mr. Kishore Kher and Mrs. Mrinalini Kher to cater to the unmotivated school dropouts and make them economically independent through vocational training. The movement was formally launched in February 2003 by the then President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Mastek’s Support

Mastek helped Snehalaya in evaluating of a robust Donor Management system based on Microsoft Dynamic CRM platform it further handheld Snehalaya in Requirements Definition, Project Management, Testing, Training, Rollout and Implementing phases.

The project was completely implemented in 6 months’ time frame and the System is currently used by 6 users to Manage Donations, Beneficiaries and its progress, Volunteers and generating online receipts and MIS.

  • Setting up of the IT Infrastructure
  • Implementation of IRIS System a comprehensive School Management ERP system
  • Implementation of YPIMS system and Issue Management System
  • Implementation of the Tablet based IRIS integrated solution for remote locations
  • Evaluation of the CRM system
  • Evaluation of the YPLE – a Lively hood employment exchange system
  • Implementation of QB (Question Bank) and E & C System (Exam & Certification)
We would like to thank Mastek for all the help & support provided to KWSA.

We would like to convey that Anil’s leadership has made a lot of difference in the project. The team being inexperienced, he had all the patience to mould them and ensure that everyone delivered the results. IRIS has been implemented across 47 centers at KSWA on April 25th and we have all the centers using this application regularly. Without Mastek’s support and contribution we would not have been in a position to implement this application.

Thank you once again and I look forward to continued and committed support from you and Mastek

Shivani Mehta, Sr. Director - KSWA

RADHEE

RADHEE Disaster and Education Foundation is a registered non profit organization. It works for social cause in the field of Disaster Management. RADHEE is also registered with Social welfare department of Government of Maharashtra. RADHEE is in the process of becoming a division of St. John Ambulance Brigade, Maharashtra.

Mastek’s Support

Radhee currently has no active operations in place in this area hence there is no clearly defined business process in place to achieve the mission/ goal that Radhee has set for itself. Mastek is actively involved in its consulting capacity and ensures that a clear Business Process documentation is done to smoothen the software development process. Mastek has been successful in translating the vision of Radhee into a Business Requirement Document thus creating an invaluable tangible asset out of the vision that it has envisaged for itself in the area of Disaster Rescue & Relief Management.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude towards Mastek for supporting and guiding RADHEE for implementing the IT Solution for above project. As an NGO, we had limited technical knowledge and capacity too. But Mastek has given the initial support and encouraged us with necessary guidance and provided technical help. The support of Mastek is crucial for RADHEE to secure IT solutions and processes. Mastek has helped us develop this robust system and reduce response time in disaster rescue and relief management. We hope Mastek will continue its support to RADHEE in longer run.
Dr. Rita Savla, Founder Director - RADHEE Foundation

Mission for Vision

For over 20 years, Mission for Vision has successfully provided quality eye care for India’s rural poor by supporting over 2, 00,000 free eye surgeries annually with the help of partner hospitals. MFV partners with the best eye institutions – Sankara Eye Care Institutions (SECI), Sankara Nethralaya, Tulsi Eye Hospital, Sankara Eye Hospital, Nirmal Ashram Eye Institute, Shri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, Shri Shrinivasa Sankara Nethralaya, Bansara Eye Care, LV Prasad and Mission For Vision – Nigeria.

Mastek’s Support

For over 20 years, Mission for Vision has successfully provided quality eye care for India’s rural poor by supporting over 2,00,000 free eye surgeries annually with the help of partner hospitals. On year to year basis it generates a huge amount of data in terms of surveys, however as this data is in hard copy format it becomes practically impossible to translate this data into electronic format and then generate MIS to gauge the impact of its initiative. Even if it is able to translate the data in electronic format its time delay is more than 3 months which dilutes the effectiveness of the surveys conducted.

Mastek here has provided the System Development support where Mastek has created an Eye Care Survey Solution for MFV PCQA-MIS system that will help the Field Surveyor to capture data in electronic format and publish the data on the PCQA-MIS system on real time basis. This system will help MFV eliminate the duplication of work and generate MIS on real time basis which will effectively help MFV management to take informed decisions and also demonstrate the impact it has created to its stakeholders and donors.

On behalf of Mission for Vision I would like to thank MASTEK for their immense support in developing Patient Care Quality Assurance (PCQA) MIS system. Your knowledge and hard work on MIS will make our life easy. As an NGO we thought we have limited funds to develop this type of software but MASTEK had made it possible and also given rigorous technical training to our staffs. The support of Mastek is extremely noticeable. MASTEK has given proper PCQA- MIS to Mission for Vision.

Their good work has raised our expectation. We would like to request MASTEK to continue their support to Mission for Vision.

Mamta Singh, Head - Programs , Mission for Vision

Magic Bus

Magic Bus is an NGO registered under the section 25 of the Companies Act. The NGO work towards educating children by providing them with a holistic development. Their unique inititive includes: Activity Based Curriculum (ABC) which is a unique model that uses games to bring the change; local youth volunteers are trained to be mentors and role models to other children; Our Connect Program bridges the gap between possibility and opportunity through access to training and courses.

Mastek’s Support

While Mastek’s association with Magic Bus has been over 10 years old, in the current initiative Mastek is actively involved in the Program Management Capacity, managing a high stake initiative of creating a MIS system to manage its curriculum based activities as well as generating MIS to gauge the progress of its students as well as its staff through Evaluation and Survey system.

With a prior failed implementation experience Magic Bus looks at Mastek as an organization who will help them in realizing their dreams which in turn will help them in demonstrating measurable impacts towards its Stake Holders and Donors.

In the brief 3 months that we have worked with Mastek, we have realized how much value can be added into an IT project simply by having a Project Manager who is committed to our organization’s needs and understands IT. The degree of detail and focus Mastek has displayed, it helped us build a better digitization plan. We hope this is the beginning of a long and productive partnership.
Havovi, Head - R & D, Magic Bus