MESCO Modern Educational Social & Cultural Organization

location: MumbaiMaharashtra

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Donate a Sewing Machine to destitute woman or widow in need
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Sponsor 8 dialyses for poor patients with kidney failure
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Contribute to a Fund to support medical diagnosis and treatment cost for very poor people
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
Sponsor monthly rations for a poor family and free them from hunger
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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Help the underprivileged and marginalized live a better tomorrow through various interventions.
A group of seven students with most of their colleagues of school or college started distributing notebooks to the poor students in 1968 and one of the major source of funds was collection of old newspapers donated by the well-wishers. Total annual income in the first year was Rs.3,000/-. Gradually they expanded their activities to providing uniforms and other requirements to the deserving students. Gradually, as the funds flowed in, cases requiring medical assistance and relief were also included as additional activities.
Dr. Azhar Ali Qureishi is the Founder Member and Honorary President of MESCO and MESCO Education Society. He did his MBBS from the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College. He earlier served as a Medical Officer with the BEST; he has been practicing as a family physician since 1970. He is a member of the Lions Club of Dahisar and Mahim-Dharavi General Practitioners Association, and a SEO (Special Executive Officer) since 1989.
Full time staff :43
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :19
Volunteers: 0
Total Receipts for 2016-2017 is INR 118566587
Total Payments for 2016-2017 is INR 92374498
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
Poor women provided sewing machines to supplement their income: 149
School, College and professional degree students provided Educational Aid and scholarships: 4131
Poor families living in slum areas provided Food Support: 328
Patients provided medicines, cost of diagnostic tests, major and minor surgeries and support for dialysis: 280
Rewards & Recognition
In 2016, MESCO was awarded the Certificate of Accreditation by the Credibility Alliance Certificate of Accreditation Under Desirable Norms
In 2017, MESCO was awarded the NGO Transparency Award by the Guide Star Platinum Award
In 2017, MESCO was awarded the Blue Dart- World CSR Day by the Blue Dart Certificate of Merit
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)7,272,7895,015,6555,191,495
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia1,995,3502,568,9014,014,348
Other donations from Indian individuals91,275,38157,854,33936,842,162
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia248,2311,377,574235,307
Other donations from foreign individuals12,320,67111,330,38813,277,594
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)5,152,7803,100,0003,638,000
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)000
Sale of assets290,000110,0000
Total Receipts118,566,58781,358,80863,198,906
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)387,976125,087929,763
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits16,580,94014,954,7569,202,098
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Consultant's fees000
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)3,973,0063,691,883139,982
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)59,787,83352,907,01853,783,605
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme3,081,0003,526,1443,063,000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
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Non-programme related2016-20172015-20162014-2015
Salaries and benefits3,254,1592,871,6997,703,511
Staff training9,46340,40543,020
Staff travel000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)1,519,118845,2562,250,611
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)81,330602,607625,737
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )94,50095,80075,843
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)656,040701,814810,778
Other non-programme expenses2,949,133208,1001,599,821
Total Payments92,374,49880,570,56980,227,769
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.F-4324 (Mumbai)]
2 PAN Number:AAATM3761C
3 12-A [No.INS/13640]
4 80G [No.DIT(E)/ITO/Tech/80G/1825/2010-11]
5 FCRA [No.83780434]
6 35AC [No.]
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 M/s. CNK & Associates LLP
 Mistry Bhavan, 3rd Floor, Dinshaw Vachha Road, Churchgate
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 Staff Remuneration (INR)
Gross salary plus benefits paid to staff (in INR) p.m. Male Female Total
 less than 5,000000
 5,000 – 10,000202
 10,000 – 25,000211031
 25,000 – 50,000235
 50,000 – 1,00,000404
 Greater than 1,00,000000
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Total annual payments consultants (in INR)Number of consultants
 less than 5,0000
 5,000 – 10,0001
 10,000 – 25,0000
 25,000 – 50,0000
 50,000 – 1,00,0001
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 865404
2 Lowest Paid: INR 116136
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 865404
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 Board Expenses
Sr. Detail Amount(INR)
1 International travel0
2 Domestic travel0
3 Local conveyance0
4 Entertainment expenses0
5 Other0
  Total 0
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Annual Report & Audited Financials
1Annual report not available.
2Audited Financial Report not available.
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Board Members
SI.Name (Age)Gender, Position, Gross Remuneration, Relation to other members
1 Mr. Masud Memon
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
2 Dr. A.A. Qureishi
 Male, President, INR 0.00,
3 Mr. Salman Kardame
 Male, Vice President, INR 0.00,
4 Prof. M.F. Makba
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
5 Mr. S.A. Vohra
 Male, Treasurer, INR 0.00,
6 Mr. Maqbool H. Shaikh
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
7 Dr. M. A. Khatkhatay
 Male, General Secretary, INR 0.00,
8 Mr. Nazir Shaikh
 Male, Member, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Mr. Masud Memon Businessman
2 Dr. A.A. Qureishi Medical Practitioner, MBBS
3 Mr. Salman Kardame Businessman
4 Prof. M.F. Makba Lecturer
5 Mr. S.A. Vohra Businessman
6 Mr. Maqbool H. Shaikh Professional
7 Dr. M. A. Khatkhatay Professional
8 Mr. Nazir Shaikh Professional
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Board Resolution
SubjectsBoard Meeting/Annual General Body Meeting DateNo. of members presentStrength of the board at the time of this meeting
Budget for the year 2016-201719/02/201789
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201719/02/201779
Annual Report for the year 2015-201630/09/201779
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201630/09/201779
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External Reviews
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Little indulgence works miracles
Irshad Khan, Age: 33, has been suffering from Schizophrenia for the last 10 years. He was working as an office boy in a private firm. Due to his mental illness his attendance was not regular, which consequently cost him his job. His family consists of 6 members, which include his wife and two children and parents. After he lost the job the only earning member in the family was his father who earned Rs.3,000/- per month and who worked as a telephone booth operator. Their father approached us at MESCO for assistance. His case study was done and he was referred to KEM Hospital for check up. On recommendation from Doctor from KEM Hospital he has started treatment for a period of 6 months. The monthly cost of his medicines is around Rs.6,000/- which being borne by MESCO. As a result of continued treatment his mental health has improved and he has taken up a job to support his father.
 A struggle for survival
Deepali Patil 35 years old was diagnosed as a case of renal failure when she was a student of Std. X (in 1992). One after the other her both kidneys failed, at this stage her mother donated one of her kidneys to help her daughter survive. After transplant in 2006, unfortunately condition of this kidney also began to worsen and finally it failed to function. Deepali didn’t give up and took dialysis, the only option left for her in order to survive. She started approaching charitable organizations to get the funds for dialysis. Deepali’s family consists of 7 members including her old parents, a brother, his wife and two children and total family income (that of Deepali and her brother) is Rs. 7500/-. Deepali who had completed her diploma in multimedia and web designing had taken up a job, which she had to leave on account of constant health problems and need to continue to seek assistance for dialysis in order to survive. In December 2010 she approached MESCO for help. Her case has been reviewed and selected for the six months dialysis cost. Each of her dialysis costs Rs.450 at Shri K.V.O. Jain M.S.K. As per the nephrologist she has to carry out 12 dialyses per month, for which we pay Rs.5400 per month. Deepali with the support of MESCO has been able to continue her dialysis treatment. With the improvement in her health she is back on the job and hopes to live many more years ahead. If we keep on receiving donations constantly she will be relieved of stress of searching for other supporting organizations. Can we do that together?
 Struggle for Survival
Mrs. Asma Shaikh is a 46-year-old widow for whom life has been a constant fight for survival for the last few years, ever since her husband, a labourer, expired. She stays in a small hut (which has neither electricity nor water connection) with her two daughters, near the railway tracks at Kurla. The girls are small, the elder thirteen years old had her leg amputated due to a train accident. Asma is surviving day to day selling vegetable door to door in the area, making barely Rs.100/- per day. She also has to take care of her ailing mother out of her meager income. We found Asma living in the most inhuman conditions, not even managing two square meals a day, the two children, highly under nourished. (one of her daughter died due to malnutrition) We took her up under our Ration Support programme, under this scheme she receives dry ration, which includes cereals, pulses, lentils, gram, oil, sugar etc. The family is able to meet its basic needs, Asma is able to look after her mother’s medical needs; the two daughters are going to school, their nutritional status has improved and they can concentrate better on their studies.
 A step towards self reliance
Ms. Mujiba*, a resident of Bhiwandi was deserted by her husband, hence she moved to Mumbai, with her four children. She started working on daily wages as a laborer in Dharavi near her shared residence. It was tough time feeding 4 small children. We provided her with a new sewing machine, as she knew tailoring. She started stitching ladies purses and earned comparatively more than what she was getting earlier as a laborer. At present she is able to generate Rs. 5000 per month, by stitching more items bags, purses and similar other items and shifted to Chembur in a better rented accommodation. Her elder daughter has completed Beautician Course and is able to support her mother by taking up casual work. Her two younger daughters and a son are studying in school. Thus she is almost self reliant and is able to educate her children, which could not have been possible without the initial support in shape of Sewing Machine.

You can communicate with MESCO Modern Educational Social & Cultural Organization at
Imran Shaikh
Udyog Mandir 2, Gr floor Gala # 2 Mogul Lane off Tulsi Pipe Road, Behind Johnson & Johnson, Mahim-
Mumbai - 400016,India

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Phone : 91 22 24441442
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