Annual Information Statement 2014

Legal Name
Yatra Foundation Australia

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2014 reporting period
Main activity
International activities
General activities
  • Primary and secondary education
  • Other health service delivery
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
The Yatra Foundation is a non-governmental, non-religious and not-for-profit organisation based in Australia, established to provide disadvantaged children in India the opportunity to access education.Mission StatementsThe Yatra Foundation aims to: Increase access to quality education for the most severely disadvantaged children in IndiaBe non-discriminatory with regards to gender, religious background or casteMonitor outcomes and adapt the program to suit changing needs of our participantsFurther increase access to education, in student numbers and in years of schooling, by providing incentives for further educationIncorporate child health education and public health initiatives in the school settingChildhood education in India is a state-by-state arrangement. Traditionally, there has been heavy investment in the tertiary sector resulting in vast inequalities in education standards. Rajasthan state is a prime example due to the feudal social order generated over hundreds of years, geographic isolation, escalating childhood labour, resulting in poor school retention rates. Only 47% of children enrolled in year 1 reach year 8 level. Millennium Development Goals, set by United Nations to be attained by 2015, call for all children to complete to end of grade 5. India has a long way to go to achieve these goals.Education is recognised as a powerful tool for reducing poverty, unemployment and inequality and for improving health, nutrition and promoting sustained growth (World Bank, 2004). Education has also been shown to have positive knock-on effects in the future generations.Yatra Foundation seeks to effect an enduring change in the lives of children and their families by giving them the opportunity to access primary school education, with the hope that a good education will lead them to better opportunities. Currently Yatra is involved in three projects that help to deliver the aims and purposes of the charity.Yatra Faria School.Yatra Foundation in partnership with Gramin Shishka Kendra (GSK) organization in Rajasthan have founded the Faria school which is located in a remote part of Rajasthan near Sawai Madhopur. This school was a community initiative with the land for the school being donated by a local farmer. This school currently has 150 children enrolled who come from neighboring villages of Faria and Katar and their hamlets as far away as 4-5km. The children range in age from pre-schoolers to year 8 level. The teacher to student ratio is 1:17. The teaching staff are highly skilled and motivated and participate regularly in teacher workshops. The school has a physical education program and has had several students compete at state level competitions. Yatra provides all sporting goods and equipment and encourages sports as part of the curriculum for all GSK schools.Through this program on several of the student including one girl has gained state
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2014 reporting period
  • General community in Australia
  • Communities overseas
  • Children – under 13
  • Youth – 13 to under 25
  • Victims of disaster

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2014 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 0
  • Part time employees: 0
  • Casual employees: 0
  • Volunteers: 11TO50
Where the charity operated during the 2014 reporting period
  • Victoria
  • Other Countries
    • IND

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

Commonwealth department /(s) and/or agency/agencies charity had to report to over the 2014 reporting period, excluding the ATO and ACNC

Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information

Charity's 2014 reporting period
1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014
2014 Financial report
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Income and Expenses

Income Statement

A Government grants
B Donations and bequests
C Other income/receipts
D Total income/receipts (a+b+c)
E Employee expenses/payments
F Grant and donations made by the registered entity for use in Australia
G Grants and donations made by registered entity for use outside Australia
H Other expenses/payments
I Total expenses/payments (e+f+g+h)
J Net surplus/deficit (d-i)

Balance Sheet Extract

K Total assets
L Total liabilities
M Net assets/liabilites (k-l)