INDIA SPONSORSHIP COMMITTEE

The India Sponsorship Committee is a non-profit organisation providing support, love and care to children from underprivileged backgrounds. ISC is registered under Societies’ Registration Act XXI of 1860 and Bombay Public Trusts Act XXIX of 1950, and runs its flagship programme ANTAR BHARATI BALGRAM and Antar Bharati Balgram School at Lonavala and other projects for children in Pune.

The India Sponsorship Committee was set up in 1967 to bring about a change in the lives of children in need and it has sincerely tried to do so for over fifty years. In Lonavala, Pune and, to some extent in Mumbai, we work with children educating them and giving them hope for a better life. It runs an orphanage, a school and a technical institute on a campus of 20 acres off Lonavala on the Mumbai Pune Highway. Around Pune, it runs remedial education programmes for children of migrant brick kiln workers and seeks to integrate them into mainstream education. It also runs an integrated programme for children from the slum settlements in Pune, covering Gender related issues besides Education.

    Founder Members of ISC:

  • Mr. S. K. PATIL - First President
  • Ms. Tara Cherian - Vice President
  • Mr. P. M. Shah - Founder Member
  • Ms. Vidya Kotak - Hon. Treasurer
  • Dr. Zulie Nakhooda - Administrator
  • Mr. F. A. Fazalbhoy
  • Mr. D. M. Parekh
  • Ms. Tarabai Premchand
  • Dr. Dorothy Baker
  • Mr. V. N. Borkar
  • Mr. R. S. Tatke

    Trustees & Governing Council Members of ISC:

  • MS. Kamalini H. Bhansali - PRESIDENT EMERITUS
  • DR. ZULIE NAKHOODA - FOUNDER TRUSTEE
  • MS. HARSHA PAREKH - PRESIDENT
  • MR. UDAY D. SHAH - TRUSTEE
  • DR. MAHENDRA S. KOTHARI - TRUSTEE
  • MS. SAJEDA MASKATI - TRUSTEE
  • DR. ANITA B. SHAH - MEMBER
  • MS. ZENOBIA CHIBA - MEMBER
  • MR. HAMID A. MOOCHHALA - MEMBER
  • MR. SHAILESH S. DALMIA - MEMBER
  • MS. AMBERIN MEMON - MEMBER
  • MS. ASHIMA BHAT - MEMBER

    ISC Leadership Team:

    HO MUMBAI
  • MS. MEDHA OKA - DIRECTOR OPERATIONS
  • MR. SANTOSH CHAVAN - HEAD FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
  • LONAVALA
  • DANIEL PRABHAKAR - PROJECT DIRECTOR - ANTAR BHARATI BALGRAM
  • DEREK HAMILTON - PRINCIPAL - ANTAR BHARATI BALGRAM SCHOOL
  • PUNE
  • ACHUT BORGAVKAR - SENIOR EXECUTIVE OFFICER – PROJECTS
  • AUDREY FERREIRA - MENTOR/CONSULTANT FOR PUNE PROJECTS