Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Yatra Foundation Australia

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
International activities
Main activities
  • Primary and secondary education
  • Other health service delivery
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
Established in 2009 on the border of Indias most famous tiger reserve, this school was established in conjunction with an Indian NGO (GSK). We now support 120 students at this school, delivering a personalised curriculum that is reviewed daily and includes an excellent sports program to supplement the academic one. The students are drawn from 4 local villages, on land donated by a local farmer whose dream was to see his children at school rather than working in the fields. Yatra actively support Sports programme with equipment in all four GSK schools. Recently seven children from these schools were selected for admission into a national sports academy, validating the importance of sport in our curriculm. We have regularly held medical and dental clinics at this school, reinforcing our desire to integrate personal and public health measures into our school environment, to maximize learning. The school is being rebuilt with architecturally designed spaces and classrooms, with the money raised by our 2015 Yatra bike tour in November, which rode to the school with the students and teachers. This school has now become a model school for the region with numerous government schools now wishing to emulate our teaching methods. To this effect, we have now seconded several teachers to a local government school to empower the local teachers and leverage our influence on education in the area.Yatra Isha Vidhya School, Cuddlelore, Tamil NaduLocated in southern Tamil Nadu, nestled near the tsunami-prone shores of the Bay of Bengal, Yatra foundation provides Teacher salary and Teacher training to enable local children to attend this state-of-the-art facility in conjunction with Isha Vidhya foundation. These students benefit from excellent classrooms and computer facilities and learn in a full English-medium curriculum. These students receive a nutritious daily meal, cooked on-site in the school kitchen and are drawn from the numerous local fishing hamlets scattered along this picturesque coastal region. Yatra foundation provides teacher salary subsidies to recruit and retain the best available teachers. We also provide training to local rural teachers to enhance their classroom skills and again, leverage our effectiveness in reaching a larger number of needy childrenRecently, 150 local headmasters and young teachers from 50 regional schools attended a workshop at the Yatra Cuddlelore School to learn about teaching methods, evaluation, and resource allocation. We hope to continue these workshops on a regular basis so that these teaching methods and processes can be disseminated around southern Tamil Nadu. We are now seeing some extraordinary academic results especially in science and computing. The children at this school now have hope with a belief and confidence that they can dream and accomplish great outcomes. Many of our supporters have visited and marvelled at the level of education being delivered in this remote location. Please visit www.yatrafou
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • Victoria
  • Other Countries
    • IND
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
  • Females
  • Males
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Overseas communities or charities
  • Financially disadvantaged people

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
Estimated number of volunteers: 85

Section D: Finance

Accounting method used in the 2016 reporting period
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
2016 Financial report
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Income and Expenses

Income Statement summary

Donations and bequests
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All other revenue
Total revenue
Other income (for example, gains)
Total gross income
Employee expenses/payments
Grants and donations made for use in Australia
Grants and donations made for use outside Australia
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Balance Sheet Extract

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Net assets/liabilites