“To create a healthy and happier world by Social transformation through committed social action without affecting the public integrity.”
“To render holistic economic, environmental, and developmental services to the needy.”
SHAPE (Society for Harmony – Aid and Prosperous Economy)(Formerly known as GOSON) 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 the year 1987. It is a women led organization with over 70% of the board being women.
The operations are directed from an office that is located at Vengikkal village, closer to 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. The formulated approach and well-planned projects launching by trained volunteers, social workers, and staffers with the involvement of the people stands out as the distinguishing success of the activities.
SHAPE currently has 13 staff members. One Executive Director, three Consultants, two-member technical team, one Financial Officer/Office Administrator, one Project Coordinator, three-member team for Project Management, Monitoring, Evaluation and Risk Management, one H.R. Officer, eight Field officers for the projects and more than 200 volunteers in our project areas. 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. Volunteers include beneficiaries under 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.
Eden Samuel P.,