“To create a healthier and happier world by social transformation through committed social action without affecting public integrity.”
“To render holistic economic, environmental, and developmental services
to the vulnerable.”
SHAPE (Society for Harmony – Aid and Prosperous Economy) is a Registered non-sectarian Voluntary Charitable NGO, courageously committed to serve and solve the exigencies and problems of the Urban, Rural and Tribal communities.
It works continuously with ever-increasing energy and enthusiasm for Community Development especially of the marginalized people since 1987. It is a women led organization with a 70% female board.
The operations are directed from an office that is located at Vengikkal village, close to the Tiruvannamalai district headquarters.
The organization has been making a modest attempt to meet the needs of various groups of people by launching suitable projects and programs to make them self reliant in their social and economic life.
We consider the success of our project to be in large part, thanks to our formulated approach and well-planted projects, launched by trained volunteers, social workers, and staffers, with the aid of the people.
SHAPE currently has the following permanent staff members.
1. One project director – Mr. Eden Samuel P (Paid Staff).
2. Four consultants – Mr. T. Radhakrishnan (Volunteer Legal Consultant), Mr. V. Adhithyan (Volunteer Digital Consultant), Mrs. T. A. Tamilselvi (Board Member), and Mr. J. F. Mayault (Project Consultants).
3. Three technical team members – Ms. Jacqueline F. (Paid Staff), Mr. Eden Samuel P (Paid Staff), and Ms. Yamuna (Board Member).
4. One financial officer/office administrator – Ms. Jacqueline F (Paid Staff),
5. One project coordinator – Mrs. R J Rita (Board Member),
6. Three members for the project management, monitoring, evaluation and risk management team – Mr. A Parthiban (Board Member), Mr. Rene Jenner P. (Board Member), & Mr. Eden Samuel P (Paid Staff),
7. One H.R. officer – Mr. A Parthiban (Board Member),
8. Eight field officers (Paid Staff) for the projects and,
9. More than 100 remote/field volunteers.
For a cost-effective administration, our staff members often work on more than one operational task.
Project Planning, Implementation, M&E and Risks
SHAPE identifies stakeholders for effective and sustained work. The volunteers identify and include beneficiaries to our projects, based on our policy framework, which ensures that our services reach the deserving. Projects are operationalized after consulting the stakeholders.
This includes intervention plans, setting baseline and target values, collection of existing data sources and methods for collecting new data for evaluation, work delegation to agents, data collection intervals, and listing assumptions and risks, associated with the indicators.
Effective Communication will ensure that the implementing bodies and stakeholders understand the reason behind project decisions and actions. This provides transparency and accountability.
We have established effective periodical monitoring, evaluation, review, and report mechanisms in our projects for good governance and limiting hindrances and risks.
The figure illustrated a sample project management system. It shows how we plan and implement our Women Welfare Project in Devanampattu village.