We are registered as a public charitable trust under the Indian Trust Act 1882.
Even before the creation of the trust/non-profit, the founders have been involved with more than 4-5 families where they have utilized both their personal finances as well as time to ensure that they break away from poverty. The founding trust members now wish to scale up the impact so that more and more economically challenged families can benefit and break away from poverty.
We officially came into existence as an entity on November 19th 2018 and obtained 12A Certification from Income Tax Department in September 2019 and 80G in November 2020. We also obtained our CSR-1 authorization from MCA(India) in November 2021 an our FCRA authorization in October 2023.
We value transparency at our core and make all our financials available in our website as well as credibility partner sites. We are registered with NITI Aayog Darpan (Regd KA/2018/0217647 ) and are certified at Foundation Level Transparency with Guide Star India and at Bronze Certified with Give Discover
All our authorization documents are available in our Credebility Partner sites listed above.
We believe learning never stops! We were pre-incubated at IIM Bangalore NSRCEL through their Launchpad program in Jan 2020 and later with TFI's InnovatEd Launchpad in Sep 2020 which put us on our never ending learning journey in the social sector. Each mentor/coach and peer that we met since then has provided us valuable insight into deeper nuances of making these dreams real! Our learning also continues with each families and children that we touch in this long journey that we have decided to undertake.
It all started with John. A teacher from a mid-income school comes back home disturbed. She is disturbed because she learnt that John - a well behaved but average boy of her class was shortly going to leave the school because his family did not have enough to go on. The family was seriously contemplating as they saw no hope in their ability to cross the numerous hurdles that lays ahead.
She shares this "disturbance" with her husband over a post dinner talk and they both get lost in their own thoughts for long time. Neither of them slept well that night because they both realized that John was not alone. There are several Johns, Rahims and Rams who all have the same story. The inter-generational illiteracy and poverty was a vicious circle.
By morning they both had reached the same conclusion - "This just doesn't make sense. There is no reason why John's life trajectory need to proceed ONLY in the way it seemed to be. There has to be an alternate orbit to which he can be moved to."
..Only it may need an external centrifugal force...
That was the morning when the idea of Shifting Orbits got conceived.
It took another 10 years for Ratnaraj to appear in our life and make this mission as our biggest obsession !
Eradicate inter-generational poverty by creating catalysts within
INCREASE educated members in every UNDER-SERVED communities
1. "Education" is a powerful ammunition to combat poverty.
2. The beneficiaries know more about their problem than you.
3. Better solutions to social challenges appear when co-created with the ones facing them.
4. "Sustainable" solutions are better than "perfect" solutions.
5. It may be worthwhile to "nurture" 10 trees than "plant" 1000 saplings and hope they thrive on their own.
We love visitors and serve them with fresh filter coffee and assorted pakodas everytime we meet them!
So please feel free to visit during normal business hours and give us a chance to host you!
We would love to explore with you, on how we can together change the course of the universe by shifting a few orbits!
Palm Meadows, Whitefield, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Phone : +91 968 657 7038 email : firstname.lastname@example.org For specific queries, please drop us an email @ Volunteering - email@example.com Contributions - firstname.lastname@example.org