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SOCH What Is SOCH?

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Sikh Organization in Care for Humanity

The SOCH is a non-profit organization with a mission to impact the lives of less privileged children, enabling them to maximize their potential and change their lives. SOCH primarily focus is in the field of education, addressing formal education through sponsoring child’s school expenditure. SOCH also works in the area of Medical Assistance for the needy.

Over the past 2 years, the organization has expanded from 6 children to over 250. A commitment is made to support each child by giving him or her a strong educational foundation along with spiritual dimension, a good time, self esteem and values, and to help them plan how they can earn a steady livelihood as a step towards improving their standard of living.

The SOCH Team does a Selfless Service with No factionalism, where everyone is a leader and follower at same time, demonstrating Ethical behavior and Humility. SOCH is registered NGO with AP Government in the year 2009.

SOCH mission is to help build strong communities that provide people with an opportunity to earn a dignified living, raise healthy families, and participate in democratic life. SOCH achieves this by strengthening the capacity of grassroots organizations, coalitions and networks and by forging linkages among government, business and the citizen sectors to achieve social, economic and environmental justice.

In the current environment the rich is getting richer and poor is getting poorer. The ideology of SOCH is to break this vicious cycle by bringing the poor at par. The best way to achieve this to provide education for self-sustenance and make the community self-sufficient.

With the blessing of Almightily SOCH working in the following areas:

Faeley Vidya Chanan Hoye:
Also known as FVCH is an initiative to provide Formal Education to the poor kids who can be self sufficient in future. We give children the hope and the opportunity to break with ignorance & poverty through high quality education.
More Info: Faeley Vidya Chanan Hoye

Medical and Hospitalization Aid:
SOCH provides Medical & Hospitalization Aid on an emergency case to case basis. In the past SOCH has been touching lives by assisting one in getting the right medical attention to save lives.
More Info: Medical and Hospitalization Aid
 

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Kanwaljit.Singh

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Annual Report 2010-11

Updates:
1. SOCH is now 80G certified!:
With the blessings of Waheguru ji and your continuous support we are now 80G certified. In simple words it means that any contribution made in the same of SOCH can be declared as savings for tax exemption. Definitely a major milestone for all of us! We are in process of getting the receipt books reprinted and would soon roll out more information pertaining to how our well wishers can be benefitted from the same.

2. School Results declared! Pass percentage : 100%
Its time of the year when the dreaded exams are over and students are all smiling because of the good marks that they have scored for the hard work they have been doing round the year. Apart from the four students which discontinued the school because of family and personal reasons, rest all cleared their grades and are looking forward to the new academic session. We are in process of scanning the scorecards and would be mailing them soon. With this mail we are sending scores and names of top three students from each class. Also is attached a sample record card from school for your reference.

3. Lookout for a better school!
We have been looking for a better school for the kids. Their strive to learn and your continuous trust have motivated this mission to move forward to anchor on superior education institute. We have identified a better school ‘C.M.R. Model high School’, which is almost at the same distance from their homes as the current school. We are sorting out the admission process with the school authorities. For the local readers of this mail, be ready to get busy with the admission process and uniform purchases and lots of other activities coming for this busiest part of the year for SOCH!

4. Another step, another inspiration!
Surinder Singh was sent to Bidar last year to study in Guru Nanak Public School for senior secondary education since he was one of the brightest kids and wanted to continue his education with full commitment. SOCH has now volunteered to support his education financially for the school studies and along assist him in taking preparatory classes for Medical entrance exams which would be help him taking admission in college of medicine for higher studies.

Activities:
1. Parbhaat Pheri:
The kids and their families joined us for the Parbhat pheri which was organized as part of Guru Nanak Dev ji’s Prakash Utsav Celebrations. The event took place on 14th Nov. For those who could not join us because of location constraints we are sharing the captured memories which are still so fresh:
https://picasaweb.google.com/sochgroup/PrabhatPheri14thNov2010#

2. Gurbani Kanth Mukabla
Realizing the importance of the baani in our lives, Gurbani kanth mukabla was organized in the community where the students were asked to memorize the Paath and narrate back to Bhai Nirvair Singh (their mentor) or to the SOCH members who had volunteered for this activity. While the elder ones learned path during this, it also benefitted the younger ones who now would love to narrate the names of Ten gurus, Panj Pyare, Chaar sahibzaade, Panj Takht to you next time you visit them!

3. A visit by YSL
We were lucky to have Manpreet Veerji with us from YSL (Young Sikh Leaders: www.youngsikhleaders.org ) We got an opportunity to spend some good time with him, getting guidance of how we can make more contributions to the society with the expertise that each one of us have in our work domains. He also visited the community kids and was thrilled to see the kids and this project giving good shape to the dream of getting basic education.

4. Summer Camp
After the school exams kids have been excitedly waiting for the Summer Camp which group volunteers have organized for them. The camp not only educates them on Sikhi moral values, but also about the general topics like hygiene, Gurudwara Etiquettes and other Sikhi topics and all of these in a playful interactive sessions with visual aids. The camp is in full swing right now and would be ending this Sunday (1st May). We are so happy to share some of the pics in the below link where you can see these kids doing various activities: learning in these sessions, playing cricket, and lots more…

https://picasaweb.google.com/111686463843081596003/KookatpallySummerCampApril2011?authkey=Gv1sRgCN6LqIq4vvaKwwE&feat=directlink#

We are sure this would have given you an insight into what’s happening here with your best wishes which you keep on pouring! The coming part of year is gonna be busy again, with admissions, uniforms, new school. And this year is gonna be more demanding in terms of logs that we will be maintaining because SOCH now being certified to another level! !
We would soon reach you again with the scanned copies of success, in the form of report cards that we have from school, some updates on the contributions which we need for the next academic year and lots more that just keeps on happening here!! Please don’t hesitate to write us back with your queries and best wishes!

Looking forward for your continuous support!

GurFateh ji

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Registration no: 88 of 2009 under AP Societies Registration Act
 

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Beautiful job to have the annual report. This shows SOCH is a professional organization even if new and intends to stay on that course because it has important things to do.
 

Kanwaljit.Singh

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If you check out the galleries, you will see how much SOCH members interact with children, have fun (e.g. a game of field cricket hehe) and also instill Gursikh values in them. Similar email also goes to every child sponsor. I think the best part is 100% pass percentage which I guess was not there last year!
 

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