Vikalp was conceived to lend a much needed support to CHILDLINE and to enable needy individuals to find alternatives or solutions to their problems. At that time, CHILDLINE - an emergency helpline service for children in distress was still in its explorative stage in Goa. Accordingly, Vikalp was constituted as a Public Charitable Trust on 1 August 2000; and registered in Margao on 3 August 2000 under No. 1979 of the Indian Registration Act, 1908.
Vikalp,a term in Sanskrit whichmeans "alternatives".
The poor and needy, irrespective of caste, creed, religion or colour.
Objects of the Trust
The objects of the Trust include :
to explore, undertake and support new initiatives in social, educational, cultural and developmental activities and programs
to support and collaborate with individuals, groups, societies, trusts, organisations, etc., seeking better alternatives for the upliftment of the society - in particular the poor and marginalised.
to provide counselling, under take mediation and conflict resolution and thereby help people cope with and resolve their problems.
to provide relief to the poor and needy, etc.
About Vikalp Trust
Mr. Anil NaikBorkar, a Fine Artist and Mediator and Mr. Agostinho Dias, a Government Surveyor (Retired) and Counsellor, established Vikalp by signing the Deed of Trust on 1 August 2000. They appointed the other Trustees and together, following their inner guidance, led the work of Vikalp. On 19 April 2018, Agostinho left for his heavenly abode. We express our deep appreciation and gratitude to him for his selfless work with Vikalp for over eighteen years.
Contribution to the Government and to our Society:
By the Trust:
Vikalp was appointed as a CHILDLINE Support Organisation with a 24-hour helpline for Children in need and of care and protection in South Goa by the
Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, for over a decade.
By the Chairperson:
Prof. (Mrs) Joan M Rebello was appointed as Memberof the Goa State Commission for Protection of Childs Rights.
Mr. Luis F Gomes represented the Trust at the Workshop and Training on "Registration of Children's Homes under Juvenile Justice
(Care and Protection of Children)\ Act 2000" at Panaji on 13 April 2013
Prof. (Mrs.) Joan M. Rebello
Name & Address
Chairperson & Trustee
Mrs. Gracie Gomes
Mr. Anil Naik Borker
Artist & Social Work.
Mr. Nitin Bagali
Engineer & Project Consultant
Dr. Freddie V. Ferrao
Mr. Luis F. Gomes
Trustee & Director
Mr. Agostinho Dias
Demised on 19/04/2018
SPONSORED BY Ms. KAREN ANDRADE, A WELL WISHER. THANK YOU DEAR FRIEND.