Important Milestones

  • ANSWER is registered as a Society under the AP Society’s Act on 29 May 2007. Registration Number: 862/07.
  • It has been accepted as a welfare organization by the Govt. of India, Dept. of Income tax and is approved under Section 12 AA vice their Order dated 18.04.2011 and donations to ANSWER are exempt under section 80 G(5)(vi) of the IT Act 1961. Directorate of Income Tax, (Exemptions) Hyderabad, approval dated 06.05.2011.
  • ANSWER is recognized by the Govt. of AP and is licensed for “Providing Shelter to Children”. ANSWER meets all the norms required for running such a Home. Govt. of AP License No. 1588/1330/2013 dated 11.9.2013
  • On 02.11.2012, Quest International Certification issued a Certificate of Appreciation to Aparna Constructions and Estates, Pvt. Ltd that it has been implementing and meeting the requirements against all elements of ISO 26000 through Aparna Novel Society for Welfare and Research (ANSWER).
  • On 30 January 2015, ANSWER moved to its own premises. The newly constructed infrastructure is now caters for induction of more needy boys and has the peak capacity of looking after 160 inmates.

2007-08

  • Studies: No sooner that the Society was registered, studies were undertaken to ascertain the status of orphan and street children and how they were tackled. It was decided that ANSWER needs to build up infrastructure to help the needy children.
  • Research: A Path breaking Research was undertaken to assess the need of Old Age Homes / Senior Citizen Facilities through a professional agency (Foundation for Rural and Social Development, Secunderabad)
  • Planning: It was decided to design a facility wherein children and seniors would be co-located with a view to bringing about the much needed interaction with each other for satisfying the emotional needs. The infrastructure plans have been finalized and land earmarked in Village Bahadurpally, Qutbullapur Mandal, R. R. Distt.
  • Sponsorship: Higher education of three students was sponsored. One medical sponsorship was made available for an extreme critical case.
  • Buildup of infrastructure of the School at Bahadurpally: It was noticed that infrastructural deficiencies existed in the Govt. School – (Nirantar Vidya Mandir), Vill. Bahadurpally, Qutballapur Mandal, R. R. Distt. The teaching staff did not have any tables/ chairs or cupboards for keeping student’s data. Also, the school lacked facility for providing any recreation/ sports facility. Equipment worth, Rs.38,356/- by way of school furniture, sports and games facilities for the children was procured and provided to the School.

2008-09

  • Sponsorship: Higher education of two students continued.
  • Infrastructure in the form of drinking water, toilets and bathrooms were constructed and handed over to the management at the School in Bahadurpally.
  • Setting up of a Special Home for the needy children: A building was hired in Bahadurpally and the home for the needy children set up. It is called KUTUMBAM and had a capacity for 30 children.
  • Kutumbam came into being in May 2008. All the necessary infrastructure and staff was arranged to ensure round the clock care of the children.
  • It was decided that Kutumbam will admit boys in the age group of 5 – 10 (Primary going) and then look after them till they are 18, and possibly provide them jobs.
  • On 13 June 2008, two children – Orphans – were admitted to Kutumbam.
  • The Registered Office of ANSWER shifted from its Ameerpet location to Astral Heights, Road No 1, Banjara Hills and a field office was simultaneously set up in Bahadurpally at Kutumbam for close monitoring of the Project.
  • By 31 March 2009, the strength of boys admitted to Kutumbam rose to 21.
  • All boys were admityted to the local Govt School and did outstandingly well.

2009-10

  • Education Sponsorship of one boy continued. Continued. Additionally, one more boy was sponsored for his Diploma in Medical Lab technicians ITI Course.
  • The intake of children to Kutumbam started growing as references were provided by the CHILD LINE as well as the Deptt. Of Women and Child Development, Govt. of AP.
  • Case for recognition as a Fit Institute was earlier taken up with the Director Juvenile Justice as well as with the Deptt. of Women and Child Development through the Project Director, Women Welfare and Child Development , R R Distt. Consequently, Project Officers from the PD’s Office visited Kutumbam and satisfied themselves about the sufficiency of facility at Kutumbam.
  • Due to the excellent monitoring and corrective system established at Kutumbam, the children showed outstanding progress in their annual examinations held in April 2009. The Governing council of Kutumbam, enthused with the academic prowess of the children decided to put the children in an English Medium school.
  • Regular health check up, immunization and dental treatment of children continued.

2010-11

  • Two sponsored students completed their higher education successfully. One student continued to be sponsored.
  • 4 Children from Govt. run Shishu Vihar were transferred to Kutumbam. This indicated a de facto recognition of Kutumbam by the Govt.
  • The strength of Children in Kutumbam went up to 30.
  • Emboldened by the excellent performance of the children in their respective classes, the Management of ANSWER took a decision to admit the children in an English Medium School.
  • Two qualified tutors were appointed to ensure that the boys make up their handicap in late commencement of academic education, This and other monitoring measures paid rich dividends and majority of the children got double and at times triple promotions thereby fully overcoming the initial disadvantage.

2011-12

  • Intake of needy boys continued and rose to 41. Their education and all basic needs were excellently met. Necessary staff and tutors were engaged. Besides all out efforts were made for all round development of the boys.
    Boys were exposed to outside knowledge centers and were also taken for picnics.
  • The Boys visited Shilparamam to learn about the vocations and crafts in villages. They also spent two days in BITS Pilani, Hyderabad learning about engineering labs and were exposed to college life.
  • Col A. K. Moghe (Retd), CEO, ANSWER was a special invitee to the Launch of Yashoda Charitable Foundation’s Vocational Training Programme for Orphans. The aim was to explore future collaboration for vocational training of Kutumbam boys through Yashoda Charitable Trust.
  • ANSWER received recognition by the Income Tax Department u/s 12 AA and 80 G of the IT Act.

2012-13

  • All boys continued to attend regular schools and did well in their examinations and also school level extracurricular activities. Higher education of 4 students was sponsored.
  • 30 boys of Kutumbam attended the passing out parade and air display at the Air Force Academy, Dindigul, Air Marshal P R Sharma and his wife visited Kutumbam and interacted with the boys. They also presented the boys with useful items.
  • Col A K Moghe, CEO, ANSWER and Mrs. Mohini Moghe, Project Officer, Kutumbam were invited to the Oakridge International School , Gachibowli to make their students aware about the life of an orphan and how the society can help the poor ones.
  • Col A K Moghe addressed the Trainee engineers at the National academy of Construction to make them aware of the role of ANSWER in meeting social commitments.
  • The Moving Images Club, Hyderabad arranged a special screening of the Film “Chota Bheem” for the boys of Kutumbam.
  • The boys also visited the State Museum and made themselves aware of what knowledge a museum offers.
  • A medical Camp was organized by the Students of the Mall Reddy College of Pharmacy at Kutumbam.
  • In October, Kutumbam boys participated in the Seva Mela and the Joy of Giving programme. The boys stood out with their discipline and self-confidence.
  • 46 members of the Senior Citizen’s Forum, Secunderabad visited Kutumbam and were highly impressed with the facility provided to the needy boys. They also made spot contributions.
  • 6 boys participated in the 10 K Run organized by the Hyderabad 10 K Run G Foundation.
  • Boys of Kutumbam were invited to spend an entire day with the boys of Oakridge International School giving them an idea of how an international school imparts education.
  • The Passing out Parade of the Air Force Cadets and the Fly past, at AFA, Dindigul, were enjoyed by the boys of Kutumbam.
  • During the Sankranti vacations in 2013, Home Committees were formed amongst the boys. These are functioning with rotational changes in membership. These are meant to form a grievance redressal chain and also aimed at inculcating responsibility and leadership qualities.
  • The Sankranti vacation is also utilized for team building, puzzle solving, and group discussion activities and also for exposure to vocational subjects.
  • 26 January 2013 was a big day for Kutumbam. A drill parade was displayed with military precision by the boys and there were other cultural programmes and sports activities.
  • 22 boys were invited to BITs Pilani, Hyderabad and spent two days of interaction with the college students. This has become an annual feature.
    President Air Force Wives Association (AFWWA) visited Kutumbam and donated a huge gift comprising school bags, shoes, stationery and dry fruits. Again boys of Kutumbam spend a whole day in Oakridge International School, Gachibowli. A Good exposure for these boys.
  • Towards end March, 30 students of the Malla Reddy College of Engineering visited Kutumbam and interacted with the boys. Such interactions are very helpful in the career planning of the boys of Kutumbam. It is really nice that the young generation is taking keen interest in social causes.

2013-14

  • The schools had their final examinations in early April and the Kutumbam boys were busy with studies and exams. The results were announced and the vacations declared. The boys of Kutumbam did exceptionally well and came for a lot of praise from the school teachers and administration.
  • As has been our practice, the boys are permitted to go to their respective guardians for a short period and return to Kutumbam for extra academic and informal education.
  • As a part of this vacation training programme, the boys were taken through various workshops aimed at enhancement of GK, social skills, communications skills, etc.
  • The boys who have no guardians and are totally dependent on Kutumbam, separate excursions are planned. They are taken out for picnics / infotainment excursions. This year, they were taken to the Zoo Park and the Army’s Shakti Sthal – a Sarva Dharma Seva Bhava Concept. The boys had a nice picnic at the Lumbini Park and also visited the Cellular Jail at Trimulgherry.
  • For the high school boys a visit to the Salar Jung Museum and Char Minar was organized.
  • Among the boys sponsored for higher education, P Harish obtained 83 % marks in Intermediate and Chinnaswamy obtained 62% marks in I year B Com.
  • With the commencement of new academic session, the enthusiasm for learning heightened. All boys were given new school bags, uniforms, books and stationery.
  • Towards exposing boys to good music, a vocal recital was organized at Kutumbam by a talented artist – Ms. Sulochana who exposed the boys to Karnatic style of Bhajanas.
  • In October 2013, there were two new members in the Governing Council (GC) of ANSWER. Mr. Ashwin Reddy and Mr. B V Srinivasa Reddy joined the GC.
    Some physically endowed boys of Kutumbam participated in the selection process of the AP Sports School. One boy – A Naresh was selected and is now admitted in the AP Sports School, Shamirpet.
  • Keeping in view the future needs of the boys, a special effort was mad to get the boys registered for Aadhar Cards.
  • In July 2013, the nearby Mall Reddy Hospital agreed to provide the OPD facility to the boys of Kutumbam at no cost. A Big help indeed.
  • In August 2013, officials of the office of the CDPO, R R District, visited Kutumbam with a view to ascertaining its suitability for the grant of License as required under the Juvenile Justice Act. Such License was received in 13 October 2013.
  • In October, The Seva Mela and the Joy of Giving week was observed to coincide with the Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti – as usual. Boys of Kutumbam participated. ANSWER also established a stall to make people aware of its activities.
  • 20 boys of Kutumbam visited Suchitra International Academy and spent a day with the students there. Again a symbiotic activity for mutual benefit.
  • Some boys have “Attention Deficit Hyper Active” Syndrome, Special Counselling sessions were organized for such boys by Mrs Jyoti Jairam – a trained psychologist – who did this voluntarily and to good effect.
  • In November, as in the previous year, more boys participated in the Hyderabad 10 K Run.
  • On 11.12.13. a unique date – a special programme was organized in the form of entertainment and sports activities. The entire conduct of this was done by the boys of Kutumbam. This was well attended and well appreciated.
  • Sankranti holidays were once again utilized for bridging the academic gaps where these existed. A visit was also organized to Dhola-ri dhani.
  • On 23 January 14, President AFWWA visited Kutumbam along with other lady members and distribute school bags, rations and stationary items.
  • This year the Republic day function in Kutumbam was a low key affair as the construction of our new building commenced.
  • Concentration shifted to academics and the forthcoming annual examinations.
    Lie the previous years, 22 boys of Kutumbam spent two days in BITS Pilani, Hyderabad and had very useful interaction with engineering students.

2014-15

  • All the boys performed very well in their school examinations. The summer holidays were, once again, utilized for all round development of the boys.
  • Also a visit to the Ramoji Film City was organized giving the boys an exposure to the processes and intricacies of film making.
  • As on 01 April 2014, strength of the boys crossed 50 mark. The newly inducted smaller boys Pre- School stage) were admitted to the local SVS Model School for ease of control during their formative stage. All other boys continued to be in Pragathi Model High School, Gandi Maisamma.
  • In July 14, Col A K Moghe, CEO, ANSWER, participated in the XII Global Conference on Ageing conducted by the International Federation of Ageing. The conference had many lessons of value for planning of senior citizen facilities.
  • On 14 November 14, Moving Images Club organized a Hindi Film “ Chillar Party” for the children of Kutumbam.
  • On 30 November, 22 boys participated in the 7/10 K run.
  • Pandari Nayak, a boy from Kutumbam, studying in the 8th Standard, stood first in the Drawing Competition organized by the Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. of India. He was awarded a Certificate for his efforts is spreading the message of water conservation.
  • A one in a million, peculiar case of a boy of 17 years – Pragnanath Reddy – being affected by Gullian Barre’ Syndrome came to light. His parents were struggling to pay his medical bills. Medical sponsorship was provided to help the boy in his treatment and arrangements have been made for his Occupational Therapy.
  • On 09 January 14, A Dental Checkup Camp was organized with the help of College of Dental Sciences. Follow up actions have been completed where required.
  • On 24 January 14, Five boys from Kutumbam represented their School in the National Nat Geo Spell Be Competition held at the Oakridge International School.
  • On 25 January, the “Griha Pravesham” Ceremony was held at Kutumbam’s new premises. The Formal inauguration was done at the hands of Mr, S S Reddy, President, ANSWER.
  • 31 January was a day to be remembered in the History of ANSWER. Kutumbam became fully operational in this beautiful environment. All modern facilities have been provided here.
  • On 26 March 30 students of Suchitra International Academy visited Kutumbam and were awe struck with the kind of facilities being provided to the boys of Kutumbam.
  • On 29th March, Air Vice Marshal Rajeev Sachdeva, Commandant College of Defense management interacted with the boys and donated sports goods and stationery items. He also donated a priceless set of Encyclopedia.