EKAM Foundation

location: ChennaiTamil Nadu

Donation Option Amount INR Actions
Support the treatment of a child undergoing treatment in a hospital in Chennai
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
General Fund
For all donors | tax benefit: 50% | more
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To enhance the delivery of public health care system to the needy children & mother and thereby infant, childhood , adolecent and maternal mortality rates.
Dr Sailakshmi founded Ekam Foundation in 2007 to address the need to lower Infant Mortality Rates in TN. A paediatrician by profession who graduated from Hyderabad, her experience as an intern in one of the city government hospitals was close to harrowing. Owing to many years of neglect, public healthcare facilities often suffer from a variety of problems, including worker absenteeism, shortages of supplies and staff. Every day, there were preventable deaths that were being registered. Although they were exceptionally skilled doctors available, there was nothing that she or the rest of the staff could do to bring down the mortality rates simply because of the lack of financial resources.
Started by Dr Sailakshmi after witnessing children dying because of lack of quality health care because of financial constraints. Started initially in 2006 in Mehta Children hospital by networking with paediatricians and orphanages in Chennai.
Full time staff :48
Part time staff:0
Contract staff :270
Volunteers: 25
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 159507304
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 172009286
Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year
SNCUs with high cost of equipments facilitated: 77
Needy children provided blood screening support at Govt Hospitals: 2107
Needy children provided private hospitalisation support : 786
Needy children provided lifesaving medicines at Govt Hospitals: 35
Rewards & Recognition
In 2015, Dr. Sailakshmi was awarded the Global Health Award by the Bless My People Foundation outstanding contribution towards developing rural India in health care
In 2015, Dr. Sailakshmi was awarded the Outstanding contribution to the Society by the State Bank of India Saving Children Lives
In 2013, Dr. Sailakshmi was awarded the Renny Abraham Award by the Tanker Foundation Saving Children Lives
In 2014, Dr. Sailakshmi was awarded the ALL Grassroots Women of the Decade Achievers Award by the Assocham Ladies League Saving Children Lives
In 2015, Dr. Sailakshmi was awarded the Timeless Beauty Award by the Cosmo Glitz Saving Children Lives
In 2014, Dr. Sailakshmi was awarded the Womens Achievers Award by the Cinthol Saving Children Lives
In 2015, Dr. Sailakshmi was awarded the Nari Sakti Puraskar by the Government of India, Ministry of Women & Child Development Saving Children Lives
Self generated ( fees/ subscriptions/ interest/ community contributions/ proceeds from sale of goods or services produced by the organisation etc.)627,498467,997200,429
Donation from Indian individuals through GiveIndia050,000276,820
Other donations from Indian individuals20,215,54814,496,52110,137,126
Donations from foreign individuals through GiveIndia000
Other donations from foreign individuals000
Grants from Indian sources ( trusts/ govt/ companies/ foundations)128,764,258214,887,705146,557,870
Grants from International sources ( under FCRA)9,900,0008,005,4490
Sale of assets000
Total Receipts159,507,304237,907,672157,172,245
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PAYMENTS (Capital)
Capital items purchased for the organisation, excluding investment ( Fixed Deposits etc.)202,446093,301
Capital items purchased for beneficiaries000
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PAYMENTS (Revenue)
Programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits122,145,593213,078,742146,519,627
Staff training204,794587,518213,363
Staff travel1,161,0521,327,145973,579
Consultant's fees2,424,004444,478612,747
Office support expenses ( rent/ telephone/ electricty etc.)1,893,6121,002,218717,489
Materials procurred ( consummables as seed/ food/ books/ provisions etc.)1,183,722452,409155,735
Grants/ donations given to other organisations as part of programme000
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)153,667108,983139,691
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Non-programme related2015-20162014-20152013-2014
Salaries and benefits000
Staff training000
Staff travel000
Office support expenses ( rent/ repairs/ telephone/ electricity etc.)000
Communication ( correspondence/ Annual Reports/ brochures/ appeals/ website etc.)000
Consultants' fees ( audit/ legal/ programme )1,808,356649,99266,264
Depreciation ( to be taken from Income and Expenditure account)000
Other non-programme expenses3,595,62900
Total Payments172,009,286248,506,964174,412,754
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 Registration Details
Sr. Type of Registration
1 Trust [No.434/2009]
2 PAN Number:AAATE3547N
3 12-A [No.DIT(E) NO.2(616)/10-11]
4 80G [No.DIT(E) NO.2(616)/10-11]
5 FCRA [No.075901403]
6 35AC [No.]
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 Kandasami & Associates Chartered Accountants
 56 Mahatma Gandhi Road
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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 – 10,00038247285
 10,000 – 25,000131629
 25,000 – 50,000303
 50,000 – 1,00,000101
 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 – 25,00022
 25,000 – 50,0003
 50,000 – 1,00,0000
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 Staff Remuneration (p.a.)
1 Highest Paid: INR 624000
2 Lowest Paid: INR 102000
3 Head of the Organisation: INR 0
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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 Dr. Sailakshmi Lakshmi
 Female, Managing Trustee, INR 0.00,
2 Muthu Krishnan
 Male, Trustee, INR 0.00,
3 Radhika Jain
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
4 Garima Agarwal
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
5 Hemalatha Rajan
 Female, Trustee, INR 0.00,
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Board Members Background
1 Dr. Sailakshmi Lakshmi Worked as a Paediatrician for the past 11 years in different hospitals. Worked in the neonatal department of Mehta Children’s Hospital for 2 and half years. Started Ekam work in 2006 after experiencing the difficulty faced by poor parents in treating their ailing child. Working full time for Ekam for the last 3 years.
2 Muthu Krishnan 18 years of professional experience at various levels in US and India. Currently Managing Athena Health in India.
3 Radhika Jain Managing director- Quibus resources India Pvt ltd; B.com from Sydenhamcollege,M.A from Nottingham University- UK
4 Garima Agarwal 7 years/ Owner of Peekaboopatterns
5 Hemalatha Rajan  Started her career as a qualified Auditor at M/s.S.B.Billimoria, Was part of M/s.Delloite, Worked as a partner in Revathy Lana Associates , A Chartered Accounts firm for one year. Joined (co founded) Ma Foi in 1994.
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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 2016-201725/07/201535
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201725/07/201535
Annual Report for the year 2015-201619/11/201625
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201619/11/201625
Budget for the year 2016-201725/07/201535
Programmes/ Projects for the year 2016-201725/07/201535
Annual Report for the year 2015-201619/11/201625
Financial Audit Report for the year 2015-201619/11/201625
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External Reviews
1E & Y auditing (on behalf of United Way)
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Staff International Travel
No member of this organisation has undergone foreign travel in recent years.
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 Akshaya back on her feet
8-year-old Akshaya is the daughter of Rajkumar and Selvi. Their family is economically very poor, Rajkumar is an auto driver of a rented autorickshaw. He earns about Rs.300 to 400 per day. He is sole bread winner of the family. He has two children. On 1st January 2014 Akshaya complained of a pain in her neck and was treated at a local clinic in her native place. But the problem persisted. The next day the child became critical and her hand and legs stopped moving. She was admitted at PICU in the Institute of Child Health, Egmore, Chennai. Doctors advised an MRI at Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital. Due her her fragile condition Akshaya was transferred to Kanchi Kamakoti Child Trust Hospital on 3rd Jan 2014 for further treatment but as there was no ventilator available she was moved to Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre (SRMC). Timely intervention from Ekam helped save the child from her life threatening disease. Akshaya is now able to walk and is active through physiotherapy care provided by Ekam Foundation. Her three-day stay at ICU cost her parents nearly Rs.1 lac which they some how managed through the loans. Her parents got know about Ekam Foundation while they were seeking financial support to save their child’s life. Ekam Foundation supported her entire hospitalization and medicines from the day they approached. Ekam also provided IVIG injections. Akshaya was treated at Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at SRMC and was discharged on 10th Feb 2014. After her discharge Ekam Foundation supported her physiotherapy treatment.

You can communicate with EKAM Foundation at
Charles Robin
No.16/19, Jayalakshmipuram 1st Street, Nungambakkam,-
Chennai - 600034,India

Or you can reach EKAM Foundation here
Phone : 91 44 65515921
Fax :
E-mail : charles@ekamoneness.org
Website: http://www.ekamoneness.org


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