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 an ever increasing energy and enthusiasm for the Community Development especially of the marginalized people since year 1987.
The operations are directed from an office that is located 2 kilometers away from the bus terminus of the Tiruvannamalai district headquarters.Mr.A.Parthiban is the founder and chief functionary of this Association. The organization has been making a modest attempt to meet the needs of various groups of people by launching suitable programs to make them self reliant and self supporting in their social and economic life. The planned and formulated approach by trained social workers and volunteers with the participation and involvement of the people stands out as the distinguishing features of the organization.
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 manages the Project monitoring and evaluation with Result Based Management System (RBMS) for clearly achieving planned objectives and yielding discernible results. The RBMS system improves the transparency and accountability between the stakeholders, the committee and the project staff. Unlike the rigid systems followed by traditional Indian C.S.Os, we follow the RBMS for emerging an ever improving environment which is open to innovation.
SHAPE identifies stakeholders for effective and sustained work. Volunteers include beneficiaries under our projects, based on our policy framework which ensure 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.
P. E. Samuel, M.B.A.,