Funds Raised

Durgadevi Charitable Trust (DDCT) was established in Pune in 2002 as a Public Charitable Trust with the vision of

Empowering women and children through education’.

DDCT has been working relentlessly in the field of education for the mission of reaching out to fulfill the dreams in rural area, in Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

Projects include:

  •  Motivational Scholarships to school kids,
  •  18066 scholarships for class 8th, 9th 10th.
  •  45 scholarships for 11th, 12th and vocational training.

Total of 18,111 academically gifted students were given these scholarships based on exams and personal interviews conducted by us.

  • Financial assistance for higher education,
  • 1361 students were given loans to pursue degree or diploma in Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy and nursing.

5 scholars were sponsored for higher education from foreign universities. 

  • Sports and cultural scholarships –Other than   academics, we are supporting students pursuing sports and arts too. We have sponsored 12 girls from ‘Kreedakul’ Pune who have excelled in sports at State & National level. This is an on-going process where new students join and get benefited. 1 girl is following her passion of learning Pakhawaj (Musical Instrument) from Pandit Akhilesh Gundecha in Bhopal.


  • Science Centers –

Two Science Centres were established to cater the needs of almost 20 schools. These centers are run by DDCT. Locations are at:

  1. Salumbre, Maval Taluka, Pune
  2. Anadur, Distt.-Usmanabad, Sholapur


  • Support to unaided rural schools of Maharashtra and Rajasthan - Through this program DDCT provides financial as well as academic support to 15 schools. E-learning systems, computer labs, science labs and libraries have been established in these schools.  We are now a community of 1,500 students and 75 teachers.
  • Building Capability of Teachers in rural areas: 

A continuous effort is being put in to enhance the capacities of teachers and establish them as strong pillars of quality education. This is being done through Teacher’s training and Subject workshops, followed by continuous mentoring and handholding the teachers by regular school visits by the experts. As of now, 32 teachers have benefitted through this program. 


  • Early Childhood Education

Rural region lack the sensitivity and the understanding of the right way of Early Childhood Education (ECE). Proper Early childhood education has been established in 6 rural schools and along with a school of under privileged of Rajasthan. This was also done by teacher’s training along with providing them integrated modules of learning for kids.


  • Education for underprivileged children

 August 2016, we started a school with a partner organization, right inside a slum of Jaipur to provide Primary education to the children who are involved in rag picking otherwise. This is an effort to put these kids in mainstream education in 3-5 years after completing their Primary education.


DDCT partners with various Trust and Foundations to jointly implement its projects.

The success of our various projects over last 13 years can be attributed to the close monitoring and continuous support given to the beneficiaries. We work with a commitment of long sustained effort.