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A Project report on "Nisarg Community Science Centre"

Project Guide:
Prof. Shweta Mehta

Submitted by:
Pragnesh Anaghan(2) Narendra Mehta(38) Chandrakant Patel(56) Pratik Patel(60)


This is to certify that Mr. narendra Mehta, Mr Pratik Patel, Mr. Pragnesg Anaghan and Mr. Chandrakant Patel, MBA 1st year students of S. K. Patel Institute of Management and Computer Studies, have submitted their Social Project titled Nisarg Community Science Centre in the Year 2010-2011 in partial fulfillment of Kadi Sarva Vishwa Vidhyalaya requirements for award of the title of Master of Business Administration.

Prof. Sonu V. Gupta

Prof.Bipin Valera

Prof. Shweta Mehta


Social Project Coordinator

Project Guide

I, hereby declare that the Winter Project titled, A Social Project Report on Nisarg Community Science Centre is original to the best of our knowledge and has not been published elsewhere. This is for the purpose of partial fulfillment of Kadi Sarva Vishvavidhyalaya requirements for the award of the title of Master of Business Administration, only. Student Name: 1. 2. 3. 4. Mr. Pragnesh Mr. Narendra Mehta Mr. Chandrakant Patel Mr. Pratik Patel Signature

This Project Report has been prepared in partial fulfillment of the requirement of the M. B. A. Programme (Sem. II). For preparing the Project Report, we have visited the NGO to avail the necessary information. The blend of learning and knowledge acquired during our studies at the foundation is presented in this Project Report. The rationale behind visiting the foundation and preparing the Project Report is to study the structure of the foundation, history and development of foundation in its various facets, its contribution towards the society and in the growth of the country. The information presented in this Project Report is obtained from sources like the operators of the foundation, the various personnel and other literature such as the handbook/leaflet of the foundation.

Our deepest thanks to Prof. SHWETA MEHTA, the project guide for guiding and correcting our document with attention and care. We express our thanks to the director of SKPIMCS Prof. Mrs. SONU GUPTA for giving us social project and we also thanks to Prof. BIPIN VALERA for his support and guidance. Thanks and appreciation to the helpful people of NISARG COMMUNITY SCIENCE CENTRE for their support. We would also thank to our institute SKPIMCS and all faculty members without whom this project would have been a distant reality.

No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Preface Acknowledgements Executive Summary Chapter 1: Introduction (Project Work and General Environment) Chapter 2: NGO profile (History, Financial Performance) Chapter 3: Findings and Conclusions Suggestions References (Bibliography, Sources of Information) Title Page no. I II IV 1 3 27 28 29

This project has been done at NGO. Nisarg community science centre is at Gandhinagar. In December 1997 the Gujarat Council of Science and technology of Gujarat Government has recognized as district science centre of Gandhinagar. In so many schools there is no such facilities system that students performs practical of science in their schools according to prescribe in there text book of science. That is a main reason they couldnt properly under stood the basic principles of science. Interested science students are actively taking part in science practical. The Centre has well-equipped laboratories in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computers, which are open for all. Every Sunday, under the Sunday Science' programme, students, teachers can perform experiments related either to the school curriculum or even outside of it. Experts from the Centre provide guidance wherever and whenever required. Students as well as the community can freely explore on their own and discover for themselves a whole new world of science in exhibition.

Chapter 1.Introduction

Project Work
The project was carried out to know the activities carried out by Nisarg Community Science Centre. How this foundation helping the society to create awareness about science and technology. We have personally meet the destitute which are there in the Ngo who has nobody with them. We came to know that which kind of activities Nisarg Community Science Centre is doing in Gandhinagar.

The General Environment

Objectives of Institute

To aware the people about practical uses in society of modern research in To organize the programmed base on science for popularization of To conduct the activities so that student can tack interest in science. To conduct the programmers about the environmental and its To conduct the awareness about public health and aids. To aware about superstition by scientific way. To conduct the workshop, training and science education programmers to To publish science based literature.

science and technology.

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develop interest in science in student as well as teachers.

In so many schools there is no such facilities system that students performs practical of science in their schools according to prescribe in there text book of science. That is a main reason they couldnt properly under stood the basic principles of science. Interested science students are actively taking part in science practical. The Centre has wellequipped laboratories in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Computers,

which are open for all. Every Sunday, under the Sunday Science' programs, students, teachers can perform experiments related either to the school curriculum or even outside of it. Experts from the Centre provide guidance wherever and whenever required. Students as well as the community can freely explore on their own and discover for themselves a whole new world of science in exhibition.

Chapter 2.NGO Profile And Activities

Name of the institution: NISARG COMMUNITY SCIENCE CENTRE GOVERNED BY SHREE RAM EDUCATION TRUST. Postal address: 61/3 GH type, Sector-23, PIN CODE: 382023 Gandhinagar (Gujarat), India Date & Number of Registration: SHREE RAM EDUCATION TRUST. Regi.No.9162/Ahmedabad/ 13-10-92 Nisarg community science centre, Gandhinagar is an institute managed by Shri Ram Education Trust. Shri Ram Education Trust is registered in 1992. Its Regi. No is 9162 / Ahmedabad / 13-10-92 the motive of the organization is to expand the education in society. Science activates were done by Shri Ram Trust from 1995 to 1997 at Gandhinagar. In 1997 Shri Ram Education Trust has established Nisarg Community Science Centre at Gandhinagar. In December 1997 the Gujarat council on science and technology of Gujarat Government has recognized as district science centre of Gandhinagar District. The aims of science centre are as under.

Collaborating Institutions
NCSC is thankful to all these institutions and organizations for their support and cooperation. NCSC is networking and working with several organizations and institutions. The following is a list of some of the collaborating institutions:








Department of Science and Technology, India (DST)

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) National Council for Science & Technology

Communication (NCSTC) Clean Up the World

Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA)

Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB)

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)

Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI)

Institute for Plasma Research (IPR)

Physical Research Laboratory (PRL)

Vigyan Prasar

Gujarat Electricity Board

Gujarat Council of Science City

Managing Body

Governing Body
No Name & Address Designation

Anilkumar Kuberbhai Patel F-2, Harivila apartment, Plot- 173, Sector-29, Gandhinagar. Phone: R-23238130 Mo:9327835215 Managing Trustee

Nareshbhai Gopaldas Bojvani Manekbag Socity, Ambavadi, Ahmedabad Mo: 937617944 Jayantibhai Kuberdas Patel C-59, Ila Society, India Colony, Bapunagar, Ahmedabad Phone: R-22742159 Mo: 9898198222 Mukeshbhai Gopaldas Bojvani Manekbag Socity, Ambavadi,Ahmedabad Mo: 9824065564 Kanubhai Vitthaldas Patel Dwarka appartment, Hiravadi, Bapunagar, Ahmedabad Mo: 9825623618



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Advisory Body
No 1 Name & Institute Anilkumar Kuberbhai Patel Managing Trustee Nisarg Community Science Centre Qualification B.Sc, M.A, M.Ed, Ph.D (conti.)

Dr. Vijaykumar Manubhai Barot Profesor: Talod Science College At-Talod, Dist: Sabarkantha Dr. Praksas s. Trivedi Science Advisor: DIET( Jila Talim Bhavan,Gandhinagar Giteshbhai M.Patel Science Teacher: R.G.Girls School,Sector-23,Gandhinagar Dr, Girishbhai k. Patel Medical Officer: Civil Hospital, Gandhinagar Pro. R. G. Motvani Scientific Officer: Gujarat Council on Science & Technology Gandhinagar

M.Sc, Ph.D

M.Sc, M.Ed. Ph.D

M.Sc, M.Ed.



Their Extra Activities

Sunday Science Club

To perform the experiments on Sunday for students CSC has been conducting Sunday Science club Program for 10 years. For this we have established laboratory of Physics, Biology and Chemistry. In this program student from standard 5 to 10 comes to perform and learn the experiments that they are having in their books and other. The aim of the activity is to educate students with Learning by Doing method that they are not getting in schools. In a year about 40 Sundays are allocated for Sunday science club program.

Schedule of Sunday Science Club Standard 8 (Secondary) 9 (Secondary) 10 (Secondary) 5 (Primary) 6 (Primary) 7 (Primary) Time 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 2:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM

Model Rocketry Workshop These workshops aim to train students in the designing of model rockets. Students deals with the principal of rocket and make different designs to get maximum hight. Students knows process of fabrication and working of the rockets and their engines. Students make their models/designs in group or individually and launch. They measures the hight of the rocket using trigonometry and the highest height gainer gets awarded.

Things to learn Rocket Principal, Designs, Single stage rocket, Double stage rocket, Parachute rocket, Calibration, Launching the rocket, Launching rocket with remote control, Measuring height of rocket.

Aero modeling Workshop In aero modeling club and workshop children makes model aircrafts with the raw materials which is easily available. They can know the basic principals of flight, how airplanes can fly? And how aerofoil works. They make models with paper and the scale models with BALSA wood. Our volunteers from Aeronautical engineering and Pilots explains the children about the aerodynamics principals. We have made aircraft with methanol engine. Our resource persons explains children their aircraft designs and show them its flight. We also conduct public Air shows where community can see and know the aero models. Things to learn :

Airplane and Airfoil Principal, Designs, Static designs from paper, flying designs with BALSA Wood, Free flight Aircraft, Control Line aircraft, Radio Controlled Aircrafts, flying of aircraft, Measuring height of rocket.

Fun with Chemistry This workshop aims to explain the children the chemistry basics. Experiments are performed by children so that they can understand the chemistry. They can know the testing the materials around them. They knows to test the acidity and bases using litmus papers. Children knows structure, composition, properties, and reactive characteristics of substances by performing practical , models and Periodic table. Things to learn: Chemistry, Fun Practical, Testing materials, Testing characteristics of substances and elements, Using Litmus papers, Structure of graphite, diamond by models, Calculating molecular weight, testing pH levels, Effects of temperature on gas, liquid and solid, hardness softness of water.

Fun with Maths This workshop aims to create interest of children in maths with easy learning tricks. They can know the tricks to do mathematical operations fast. Children solves mathematical puzzle designed to test skills. The tricks and the mathematic of solving operations in seconds also helps children in their studies. The geometrical shapes are made by children that helps them to know the mathematical equations and their shapes. Fun with Physics Fun with Physics workshop is for children and teachers. To understand the things happenings around our life with simple physics. Physics principal can be easily learnt by students with help of simple models. They are explained about the basic physics around us like gravity, motion, effect of temperature on characteristics of metal and the physics of simple machines, mass with different models. Children make models to understand the center of gravity and center of mass and fun experiments like boiling water in paper cup. Things to learn: Physics around us, Newton's law of gravity, Newton's laws of motion in vacuum, Testing characteristics in different conditions, finding Center of Gravity, Center of mass, potential energy, working of simple machines, physics of lens and prism, Magnets their poles and applications, boiling water in paper cup

Science Magic Workshop NCSC conducts the science magic workshop to aware the students about the science behind the called magic. Students know the magic tricks of optical illusions and the hand tricks used by magicians. Our resource persons are professional they uncovers the secret science behind the magic. Magic contains illusions, chemical reactions and hand tricks. In India large number of people are superstitious. NCSC also conducts the programs to remove the superstition from the community using the science behind the magic. Things to learn : Science behind the magic, Tricks of optical illusion, magic with chemicals, Fire in water, changing colors of water, water of India, stick from handkerchief, multiple balls from single ball, tricks behind card shuffling, magic with mirrors.

Electronics Hobby Workshop Science Centre conducts the electronics hobby workshop to clear the concepts of the electronics. The electronics components and their use are displayed with models and circuits. Students knows the working of circuits, LED, diode , capacitor and the measuring instruments. Using multimeters to measure electrical quantity and soldering the circuits. Our experts teaches them the Ohms laws and the effect of current on

magnetic field flowing through wires. Projects and simple circuits used to teach them like clap switch, water level controller, fire alarms, doorbell and the electromagnetic train and making simple electric motor. Concepts of robotics are awarded to them and wireless robotic machines are displayed to them.

Things to learn : Electronics principals, Ohms law, measuring current, voltages , resistance and capacitance using multimeter, home made fire alarm, musical doorbell, FM receiver, water level indicator, rectifier, clap switch, Electromagnetic Train, electric motor, Robotics.

Kitchen Chemistry Kitchen: a room or part of a room or building in which food is prepared and cooked. Generally we know it as above definition but we can say that its a laboratory. Every activity or process of cooking has a scientific reasons. Participants knows this reasons like why pressure cooker is more efficient? how bacteria can help in cooking? They can know how food can be preserved to store for long time using household chemicals. They are also awarded to save the energy using solar cookers. Women shares their recipes and techniques' to use Solar Cookers. They are also guided to buy solar cookers at subsidy rates. Things to learn :

advance cooking techniques, preserving food for long time, chemical reactions in cooking, saving energy, using solar cooker Science model making workshop The NCSC has been helping out students to perform experiments with models and by making them. This programme is conducted in vacations. Students are explained the principals of the science with the simple models. They make their own models like periscopes and hovercrafts to understand its principal of working. This programme has been most beneficial to school students in fulfilling their school projects.

Days celebrated:
National Science Day World Environment Day World Population Day Earth day Ozone Day AIDS Day World Wild Life Week Technology Day

Vikram Sarabhai Janmjayanti Rajiv Gandhi Axya Urja Din Energy Conservation Day Hiroshima Day Solar Day (Surya Din)

Programs for Teachers

Success of the educational process depends on the quality, commitment and expertise of the teachers. This dependence is further enhanced due to the growing as well as changing needs of the children and the frequent changes in curriculum and teaching methodology. Therefore, the training of teachers themselves becomes critical. For popularization of Science and Technology teachers are good medium. They can prepare students for the non co-curriculum activities we organize such programs for teachers.

Teachers Training programs Seminar for Teachers Guidance for Science fair, National children science congress and science exhibitions. Workshops for teachers Ramanujan Math club for teachers Trainings on different events like venues transit and total solar eclipse 2009.

Environmental Programs
Environmental Education Programs are designed for those intending to teach in public and private schools, institutions of higher education, nature centers, outdoor education programs, parks and recreation programs, government programs. Emerging scientific research drew new attention to existing and hypothetical threats to the environment and humanity. An environmental issue is the negative aspects of human activity on the biophysical environment. Environmentalism, a social and environmental movement that started in the 1960s, We are working for the awareness in the students, teachers and different groups of community about the environmental issues and conservation. We conduct different activities in schools as well as on special occasions. Environmental Issues: Climate change - Global warming, Energy conservation, Renewable energy, Efficient energy use , Renewable energy commercialization, Land pollution, Light pollution , Noise pollution, Acid rain , Air pollution, Plastic waste, recycling, Ozone layer depletion.

Main Activities

Echo Clubs NEAC

Earth day World Environment Day Ozone Day Clean Up the World Nature Camps

Different Activities covered in Environmental programs:

workshop /training course / camp public meeting / rally / Jatha / padayatra lecture / film show / a-v show drama / street play / other folk media competition / exhibition / demonstration advertisement / poster / banner campaign distribution of resource material regarding project (publication, kits, posters, audio visuals, etc.) educational

Clean Up the World Clean Up the World is a community based environmental program that inspires and empowers individuals and communities from every corner of the globe to clean up, fix up and conserve their environment. Clean Up the World, held in conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), mobilizes an estimated 35 million volunteers from 120 countries annually, making it one of the largest community-based environmental campaigns in the world. Nisarg community science centre is one of the member of the program. The campaign brings together businesses, community groups, schools, governments and individuals in a range of activities and programs that positively improve local environments.

Since the first Clean Up the World campaign in 1993 the improvements achieved due to the efforts of millions of concerned volunteers around the world have been astounding. Examples of community-led Clean Up the World activities include:

Recycling and resource recovery Tree planting Education campaigns Water reuse and conservation Competitions Exhibitions Fix up projects.

While participants are encouraged to hold environmental events on or around CUW Weekend (always the 3rd weekend in September), Clean Up the World is also designed to provide support to groups undertaking activities throughout the year. Clean Up the World is associated with the Department of Public Information of the United Nations and is supported by, and collaborates with, a range of partner organizations in various countries.

Clean Up the World 2008 (Clean Up Our Climate) Nisarg Community Science centre Member Activity Profile

CLEAN UP THE WORLD WEEKEND 2007 NCSC Registered in UNEP Activity Report

Community Science Centre

Science activities were done by Shri Ram Trust from 1995 to 1997 at Gandhinagar. In 1997 Shri Ram Education Trust has established Nisarg Community Science Centre at Gandhinagar. In December 1997 the department of science and technology of Gujarat Government (GUJARAT COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, GANDHINAGAR) has recognized as district science centre of Gandhinagar. The aims of science centre are as under. OBJECTIVES OF CSC:

To inculcate & nurture & disseminate science among the people.

To generate scope for activity based learning. To develop kits/teaching aids for their use in school science teaching and to improve the quality of school science education. To provide training and extend facilities for creative work to neighboring schools. To educate the community as a whole in the areas of energy conservation, ecology and environment, health and hygiene, food & nutrition. Implementation of improved method to boost up yields in the field and farm, water management.

To eliminate superstition and prejudice from the society. To provide vocational and career guidance to the people in general in the areas of Science & Technology.

List of Community Science Centre

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Level of CSC Regional Regional Regional District


Name of Centre Shri O.V. Sheth Pradeshik Lok Vigyan Kendra, Rajkot Pradeshik Lok Vigyan Kendra , Vadodara Kalyan Regional Community Science Centre, Bhavnagar M.D.Mehta Zilla Lokvignan Kendra, Darbargadh, Dhrol-381210 Dist.- Jamnagar
Nisarg Community Science Centre, Gandhinagar

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District District District District District District District District

Pramukhswami Zilla Lokvignan Kendra, Badoli, Ta: Idar, Dist. Sabarkantha Shri Girdharbhai Sangrahalaya District Community Science Centre, Amreli Shri Brahmanandji Zilla Lok Vignan Kendra, Chaparda, Ta: Visavadarl, Dist:Junagadh Sardar Patel University Zilla Vignan Kendra, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Dist: Anand Sir Sorbaji Training College, DIET, Chock Bazar, Zilla Lok Vignan Kendra, Surat-395003 Dr. Homibhabha Zilla Lokvignan Kendra, Surendranagar Banas Gram Vikas Samiti Zilla Lokvignan Kendra, Palanpur Shri Akhil Anjana Kelvani Mandal Zilla Lok Vigyan Kendra,

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District District District District

Patan Shri Satsang Shiksha Parishad Zilla Lok Vigyan Kendra, Porbandar Prayosha Pratishthan Zilla Lok Vigyan Kendra, Dang Swamivivekanand Vidya Vihar, Nava Sankul, Dakor Road, Nadiad. Indian Planetary Society CSC, Bhuj.

Baal Urja Rakhshak Dal (BURD)

The Bal Urja Rakshak Dal (BURD), 'teams of child energy guards', program was initiated in 2004-05 by Gujarat Energy Developement Agency (GEDA, Govt. of Gujarat). The objective of the program, now in its fifth year, is to mobilize children as Urja Rakshaks, energy guardians, who will take on - the challenge to motivate responsible, rational, and restrained use of energy in their homes, schools and community by encouraging right and honest energy choices. The program objective is to tap the children's potential as persuasive and powerful agents of change in their immediate community. The young energy guardians reach out to the community to promote best practices in energy conservation, impart knowledge about energy efficient technologies, campaign for renewable energy alternatives, and advocate ethical use of energy. They endeavor to highlight linkages between our present lifestyle: rapid industrialization, urbanization, consumerism and growing energy and resource consumption and its impact on our natural resources, climate and environment. Their credo is 'save energy, save money, save earth'. The program strives to empower Urja Rakshaks with the understanding that the power of change lies with the individual; even small, simple and seemingly insignificant change-encouraging actions, when repeated diligently with tireless consistency, grow into dominant trends that can transform our world with an amazing 'fractal power'. Nisarg Community Science Centre is implementing agency of BURD. We are working in 4 districts Patan, Mehsana, Gandhinagar and Kheda covering 230 primary and 230 secondary schools in BURD project.

Activities of BURD

Elocution Essay Writing Drawing Competition Energy Audit (Home and School) Energy Study Quiz Film Shows Drama Exhibition Field trips Public awareness rallies Celebration of Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja din ( 20 August ) Celebration of Energy Conservation day ( 14 December ) Urja Utsav

National Environment Awareness Campaign (NEAC)

National Environment Awareness Campaign (NEAC) program have been running by the Ministry of Forest & Environment, Govt. of India. The main objective of the program is to aware the different groups of the community like students, teachers, woman, farmers, workers etc. To develop awareness in them different programs are conducted. Mother NGO of the program is VIKASAT, Ahmadabad (Nehru foundation for

development). Nisarg community science centre has been working with VIKSAT for 10years in this project. NEAC is divided in two programs. 1. 2. Awareness Program Implementation Program

Under awareness programs rallies, workshops, Expert lectures, seminar, debates and fieldwork is being done. Cleaning the public places, collecting waste plastics, tree plantation, solar cooker training workshops for woman, making and using Wormy compost fertilizers activities are done as implementation program.

Following NEAC Programs are Conducted by Institution.

No Date Subject Place & Address No. of


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18-03-03 19-03-03 30-03-03 21-5-04 15-7-04 16-04-04

Water programme Water programme Water programme Work shop Water programme Water

Conservation Conservation Conservation

M.B.Patel School, Vavol


Secondary School Randheja 250 Saraswati School, Halisa VIKSAT ,Ahmedabad 150 300


Secondary School,Kharana 50

ConservationMaharana Pratap School, 200 programme Sec-27, Gandhinagar Water ConservationPanchasil Vidyalaya, 18-04-04 150 programme Kharna Water ConservationSwaminarayan Grurukul, 28-04-04 150 programme Kotenswar Umianagar ta-Mansa, 07/04/2006 Solid west management 250 Gandhinagar 29/5/06 Solid west management NCSC, Gandhinagar 60 Solid west managementKrisi Vigyankendra, 22/7/06 100 (Wormy Compost workshop) Ranjdheja 21-5-07 Solid west management Omkar High school, Sec -13100 Swaminarayan School , 15/3/2008 Save our Wild life 350 Lavarpur Climate Change (EnergyMahila Sivan varg, Sec-22, 24/02/2009 100 Conservation program) Gandhinagar

Facilities Exhibition Biology laboratory Chemistry laboratory Physics laboratory Computer Lab. & library

Chapter 3. Findings & Conclusion

Our findings are as follows: They want to make people aware about uses of science. They plan their activities purely based on science and technology. They conduct a public health awareness programme. They make aware about the superstition by scientific way. They also do many kind of awareness program through collaboration with other organizations. They conduct many activities for the student like, Sunday science club Model Rocketry Workshops Aero modeling workshops Fun with chemistry Fun with maths and physics Science magic workshops etc.

They also conduct teachers awareness program like Teachers training programs Seminars for teachers Workshop for teachers Ramanujan maths club for teachers, etc.

NGO is active in the wide range of areas including the environment, humanitarians aid education, the social issues, health care research or other endeavors. Activities conducted by NCSC is very necessary to create awareness about science and technology in society.

This kind of activities also creates interest in students and teachers. Social health awareness can also be created by such kind of activities.

Promotion of the NGO should be made through internet and print media so that they can obtain more fund also. NGO is dependent upon govt. grant, so they should try for private fund also. They should conduct alumina meet once in a year and try to encourage past student to help present students by way of finance, guidance, etc. Various foundations and companies provide funds to such NGOs. They should approach them for gathering of funds. They should approach to companies for the scholarship of the students studying there. They should develop one commercial department where students can work after their successful completion of studies. So that they can become self dependent and live their life like we are.

REFERENCES Activity Brochure Of the NGO