Arbutus, whose main thrust, is on Awareness, Education, and Networking for sustainable development has completed thirty three years of fruitful existence. It was in 1976 that it started working for the all-round personality development of normal, intelligent, enthusiastic children and the youth in Pune. Registered as a non-profit public charitable trust, it is also listed on page 8 in the Directory of NGOs in Environment published by the Department of Forests and Environment, Government of India, in 1984.

Wide Spectrum of Work:

Over the years Arbutus has considerably expanded its field of work. In addition to working with school children, and graduate and post-graduate students, it also organises special orientation programmes for parents, teachers, lecturers, teacher trainers, NGO workers, management trainees, budding corporators, traders, shopkeepers, hoteliers and so on.

The participatory programmes are in the form of group discussions, workshops, actual hands-on-projects, and visits to environment and development sensitive areas in and around Pune. Round-Tables are organised from time to time which offer a forum for exchange of ideas and collective action.

Through its Centre for Performing Arts, Arbutus aims at promoting various art forms like vocal and instrumental music, dance, and drama among masses. We give a platform to upcoming talent among children and the youth.

Last Updated: September 2009