Service through Fellowship! -An Overview! Round Table International
About Round Table
An organization of non-political and non-sectarian young men between the age group of 18 and 40.
The aim of the young men is to promote service, fellowship and goodwill in National and International affairs.
Round Table has grown to 43,000 members across 52 countries representing every corner of the world.
Round Table India
Round Tabling came to India in 1957
2600 member strong association
190 Tables across 72 cities and towns, comprising of businessmen, entrepreneurs, technocrats and professionals.
Motto - “Service Through Fellowship”
RTI Community Service Projects
Community Service Projects
Blood Typing - 1992 -
Enlisted over 30000 Blood Donors across the country.
Operation Thirst - 1993 -
To provide drinking water source to village people by sinking over 500 bore wells at a cost of over Rs.10 Million.
AIDS Awareness - 1994.
Community Service Projects…
Dental hygiene for rural children by conducting several dental camps benefiting about 300,000 children in the year 1995.
"Right to Learn" – 1996
Provide school infrastructure
Over 140 school buildings
Benefiting 200,000 rural children
"Project Touch" – 1997
Adopted 2000 orphan children in association with SOS Children's village at a cost of Rs.1.5 Million.
Braille dictionaries in Tamil and Marathi
RTI released Braille Dictionaries in Tamil and Marathi languages and distributed the same to several blind institutions.
To educate 1 Million Children by 2008
To build 1500 more schools
Budget : Rs. 200 Crores (US$ 40 Million)
Freedom Through Education
FTE Current Status - 2006
Children touched : 550,000
Schools built Over 1000
Funds raised and invested: Rs. 80 Crores
Projects in Progress: Rs 5 Crores approximately.
Partner States for FTE
Association of Round Table Netherlands adopted FTE as their National Project
Round Table of Great Britain and Ireland (RTBI) – current Sponsor for FTE from 2006-09
Round Table India performed its National duty when it collected and handed over a sum of Rs.5.1 Million to the Prime Minister towards the Kargil Fund.
Disaster Relief Operations
Latur Earthquake - 1993
During the earthquake in Latur in 1993, RTI moved relief material within 24 hours to the earthquake hit villages.
Constructed a Community Welfare Centre in Latur
Orissa Cyclone – 1999-2000
RTI launched "Operation Sadhbhavana“
Construction of 4 schools at a cost of Rs. 2 Million by the Tables in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
RTI tied up with NOVIB of Netherlands and Centre for Youth Social Development to construct 15 schools at a cost of Rs.13 Million all over Orissa.
Gujarat Earthquake -2001
Moved Relief Material from all over India
Constructed 14 school buildings at a cost of over Rs. 28 Million in Kutch and Surendarnagar districts of Gujarat.
Azim Premji Foundation has contributed a sum of Rs. 8 Million towards this initiative.
RTI is recognised by Govt. of Tamil Nadu as one of the 8 NGOs taking up rehabilitation work in Tsunami affected areas.
A total of 120 primary schools were taken up by RTI for complete reconstruction at a cost of 60 Million Rupees – completed in June 2006
RTI also provided boats, fishing nets and other accessories to the affected fishermen.
RTI Funding Features
Per-capita expenditure on projects of Round Table India is Rs. 50,000/-, possibly the highest amongst all service organizations in India.
Round Table India is a Zero Overhead organization – in effect, 100% of funds go towards the charities
Donations in India receive IT benefit under Section 80G
FTE Goodwill Ambassadors
Kajol & Ajay Devgan
Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance Co.
Standard Chartered Bank
Mckinsey, Deloitte, Haskins & Sells
Education Dept. – Govt. of Karnataka
Education Dept. – Govt. of AP
Primary Education Dept. – Govt. of Gujarat
Govt. of Tamil Nadu – Tsunami Relief
Govt. of Uttaranchal
Govt. of Rajasthan
Aziz Premji Foundation
Pratham Infotech Foundation
Round Table Netherlands
Round Table Great Britain & Ireland
Round Table Switzerland
Rotary Club – District 3230
Hutch Delhi Half Marathon ‘06
Standard Chartered Half Marathon ’07
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