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Surya Mohini Charitable Trust
1401, Challenger 1 , 
Thakur Village, 
Kandivali (E), 
Mumbai 400101. 
Telfax : 28847886 
Registration No: E 13241 dated 27-3-1991 

Contact: Mrs. Sandhya Sinha

Focus: Self reliance

About us: Established in 1990, the trust works towards the upliftment of of women, especially the handicapped and the BPL . The trust has three units by the name of REACT , GRIHASTHI and WPF .
REACT - (Rehabilitation, Education and Creative Training)
Grihasthi - a home craft institute
Women's Political Forum - towards building up good candidate bank


1. REACT: To train downtrodden boys and girls, into various crafts and impart vocational training in the fields of shorthand, typing, housekeeping, gardening, vermiculture, languages, basic computer skills, socks knitting etc. to enable them to qualify as typists, gardeners, housekeepers, knitting operators, drivers, cooks etc.

2. GRIHASTHI: To train women in the art of making preservatives like, jams, pickles, papads, masalas etc. as well as tailoring , crochet, knitting and embroideries.

3. To organize exhibitions inorder to help exhibit and sell the products of their skills learnt and enable them to make them self reliant.

Vision: to make mumbai a true metro as compared to the international standards.

Mission: REACT is working in the backwaters and is trying to set up units in the other parts of our country and trying to send people back to their homes .Not the ones who have permanently settled here, but the ones , who come for six -seven months a year just for the sake of earning some extra dough during the lull period in their farms and villages.

Family unity and strength needs to be strengthened .In the process, the lure of the towns need to be dampened and village upliftments need to be geared up. And by this process only can we think of our metros to be truly Metros.

Projects: . Imparting professional guidance to the deaf and dumb girls of Vasai Taluka and employing them as per their talent in my socks knitting unit as assistant operators,cutters, pulti girls, packers etc.

What is it that you exactly do for a beneficiary?: help them become self reliant and proud of their existence.

full time: 1
part time: 5
volunteers: none so far

Help Needed:
Volunteers: yes
Donations-in-kind: yes
Services needed: yes
Advisors / Mentors needed: yes
Jobs Available: yes
Donation possibilities:

The Trust , registered with the charitable commissioner, Mumbai vide reg. no. E 13241(M) , dated 27-03-1991, consists of trustees, namely Mrs. Sandhya Sinha (bio-data below), Mr. Vijay Sinha and Mr. Ajay Jain .We shall shortly be having people of prominence as our guardians on our board of directors.

Mrs. Sandhya Sinha -- BioData

Date of birth : 22 April 1955

Marital Status : Married

Dependents : None

Academics : Matriculation 1970, Nazareth Academy, Gaya, Bihar
Graduation 1976, Patna Women's College, Patna
Exim Management , 1984 Xavier's College, Mumbai.
Fashion Designing , 1991 , Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai
E - Commerce & Web Designing, Zed Cad, Mumbai.
Certificate in political governance, S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai

Work Experience:
. Started career as a school teacher in
. Notre Dame Academy, Patna
. Loyola High School , Patna
. Opened " Grihasthi", a home craft Institute, imparting vocational training to the handicapped and the underpriviledged with the view of making them self reliant.

Shifted base to Bombay in 1984

. Export Executive, chika Overseas Ltd. , Mumbai.
. Business Manager , Melstar Exports & Technologies, Mumbai
. CEO ,La'veneir Exports, Mumbai.

Philanthropic & NGO Works done:
Got going in this direction from the age of 12 in 1977 while in Nazareth Academy
school in Gaya and while in school, took part in various programs, chiefly:

. Imparting free tuitions to the underprivileged after school hours under patronage and guidance of Sister George Bernadette.
. Working in leper colonies, raising funds for their medical treatments and rehabilitation programs, by conducting plays and shows, raffle draws, art competitions etc.
. Worked for reaching medical and mental assistance to the burnt department of Lady Evlyn Hospital, Gaya.
. Worked along with the school team, visiting and reaching relief in the form of food, clothings , medicines etc. to the remote villages around Gaya during the draught in 1969

After marriage continued my efforts with the support of my husband

. By virtue of his being the secretary and chairman of Round Table Club of India 58 (a social service outfit) in the year 81-82 and 82-83 respectively , helped in running and funding of schools and orphanages sponsored by RTI.
. Associated with world renowned Raphael Cheshire Homes, Dehradoon, under Gen. Bakshi, as their representative for Mumbai.
. Running "Grihasthi" a home craft institute since 1982 on personal level imparting training in the fields of tailoring, knitting, crochet, candle making, batik, tie & die, cooking, baking, preservatives etc. for the under privileged to enable them to become self reliant, charging the upper segment for these trainings and training the BPL free of charges to place them as domestic helps and help them to earn a livelihood.

Launched REACT (Rehabilitation, Education And Creative Training) in 1991