Pragati 2011 – Connect, Share and Leverage

In October 2009, Vibha organized the first ever Pragati Conference in Bangalore for all project partners and it was a tremendous and exciting opportunity to meet everyone from across India to learn about the inspiring and path breaking work being done. We believe that the conference was a first step towards forging strong relationships between Vibha and project partners as well as between our projects partners.

Vibha is once again organizing the Pragati conference in October this year –  Pragati 2011 –  which will take place from October 01 to October 03, 2011 at the Y.M.C.A. in Pune.

On behalf of Vibha, I am pleased to invite you once again to attend the Pragati 2011. Please do block the above dates in your calendars for this conference.  We expect two participants from each of our project partners (one from Management and one senior person from the ImplementationTeam).

The mission of the Pragati Conference remains, to “Connect, Share & Leverage”:

1.      CONNECT:

  • With peers from other similar and diverse projects from across the country
  • With people and advisors from industry and govt.
  • With Vibha volunteers, administrators and project owners who are the core of Vibha

2.      SHARE:

  • ALL best practices that have worked for peers, industry, volunteers and govt. to learn from
  • ALL worst practices that did not work for peers, industry, volunteers and govt. to learn from
  • ALL the problems and issues in day-to-day functioning related to actual project work, administrative, finance, accounting, IT and more

3.      LEVERAGE:

  • Best practices from peers from other projects and see how you can implement the same at your project
  • Vibha volunteers, administrators and staff for additional co-operation and assistance in accomplishing your goals
  • Administrative knowledge and know-how shared (IT, Finance, Accounting, Govt. related issues and more) towards enhancing your projects.

Attached is the agenda and structure of the conference.  I look forward to your participation and interaction at the conference.  Please join me and your Vibha Team in making Pragati 2011 a grand success!

Best Regards,

Ron Victor
President – Vibha Inc & Trustee – Vibha India.


October 02 – 03 , 2011

Y.M.C.A. Pune

 Friday 30 September 2011

All attendees to be in Pune by 5.00pm on Friday Sept 30th

4.00pm to 5.00pm                        Vibha volunteers’ meeting

6.00pm to 7.30pm                      Registration and ice breaker session

7.30pm to 9.00pm                         Dinner

Day 1

Saturday 01 October 2011


7.30am to 8.30 am                         Breakfast

9.00am to 9.30am                         Keynote speech

Session 1

9.30am to 10.30 am             Where we left of in 2009 and what are we at now?

Ron Victor, President Vibha


10.30am to 11.00am              Tea Break and networking

Session 2

11.00am to 12.30pm           FCRA Do’s and Don’ts

Financial Management Service Foundation (FMSF)


12.30pm to 1.30pm                        Lunch

Session 3

1.30pm to 3.30 pm             Budgeting and Financial Documentation presentation Financial Management Service Foundation (FMSF)

3.30pm to 4.00pm                         Tea break and networking

Session 4

4.00pm to 6.00pm             Financial expense documentation and presentation  Financial Management Service Foundation (FMSF)

6.00pm to 6.30pm             Recap of the day

7.30pm to 9.00pm                         Free evening  for participants (those who wish to have

dinner in house please inform us by lunch time)

Day 2

Sunday 02 October 2011

7.30am to 8.30am                         Breakfast

Session 1    

9.00am to 10.30am                         Corpus and Fundraising

 to be conducted by expert in this field

10.30am to 11.00am             Tea Break and networking

Session 2

11.00am to 1.00pm                         Tracking beneficiary impact

Door Step school Pune and Sikshana

1.00pm to 2.00pm                         Lunch

Session 3

2.00pm to 3.30pm                         Volunteer recruitment and management



3.30pm to 4.00pm                         Tea Break and networking

Session 4

4.00pm to 6.00pm             Innovative and Creative Teaching and Learning Materials–  Arvind Gupta – Arvind Gupta Toys

6.00pm to 6.30pm                         Recap of the day

7.30pm to 9.00pm                        Closing ceremony and dinner

Day 3

03 October 2011


Day allotted to field visits to Door Step School (DSS) and Rachana

7.00am to 8.00am                         Breakfast

8.00am to1.30pm                        Participants leave for field visits

1.30pm to 2.30 pm                        Lunch and participants’ departure

3.00pm to 6.00pm                          Vibha volunteer meeting

Note to Vibha Volunteers: Pragati 2011 in Pune on Oct 1st, 2nd and 3rd is open to each and every single Vibha volunteer to attend – whether in the US or India. The volunteer is responsible for his/her travel related costs to the venue. Vibha will take care of boarding and lodging in Pune for the 3 days of the conference. If you wish to attend, please contact Vibha at

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