The explanation of the term by NGO.org (the non-governmental organizations associated with the United Nations) is ambivalent. It first says an NGO is any non-profit, voluntary citizens’ group which is organized on a local, national or international level, but then goes on to restrict the meaning in the sense used by most English speakers and the media: Task-oriented and driven by people with a common interest, NGOs perform a variety of service and humanitarian functions, bring citizen concerns to Governments, advocate and monitor policies and encourage political particpation through provision of information.
NGOs are usually funded by donations, but some avoid formal funding altogether and are run primarily by volunteers. NGOs are highly diverse groups of organizations engaged in a wide range of activities, and take different forms in different parts of the world. Some may have charitable status, while others may be registered for tax exemption based on recognition of social purposes. Others may be fronts for political, religious, or other interests. Since the end of World War II, NGOs have had an increasing role in international development,particularly in the fields of humanitarian assistance and poverty alleviation.
Rasta Suraksha Foundations(RSF) is an independent, non-profit non-governmental organization committed to improving road safety and emergency medical care across India. We combine innovative on-ground interventions with advocacy for stronger national level policies to create a sustainable impact on the ground.
To achieve its objectives, RSF operates in two areas:
In both the areas, our model includes national policymaking support, as well as grassroots interventions. In the recent past, we have also used strategic legal interventions to ensure safer roads for all.
On-going CSR partnerships
|Rasta Suraksha Foundation is working with a number of corporate partners such as Mahindra & Mahindra, Vodafone India, Renault India, DHL Express (India) to implement impact focused CSR projects in road safety and emergency care across India.