Our Mission & Vision.

VISION 2020 Australia is a voluntary, non-profit and a charitable organisation registered in the State of New South Wales, Australia. 

Set up in 2002 with the objective of serving the most needy and helpless in our society, VISION 2020’s primary focus was the welfare of children including children living on streets, working in exploitative conditions, children who are sex workers and basically children who have been denied of their basic rights and who do not have a future to look forward to.

The focus is now extended to other areas such as the welfare of elderly and infirm.

Up until 2020, Vision 2020 has helped to complete more than 25 projects of high merit across India and Nepal by providing funds over $320,000.

Why Should I Get Involved

  • I should get involved just because I want to help others in need!
  • I want to work with like-minded volunteers to experience the contributions and efforts to reach where needed and improve the quality of lives of other human beings.
  • I want to belong to an organisation that is secular, honest, and transparent – where everyone’s contributions are recognised and appreciated.
  • I want to get involved where I can choose how I want to contribute, be it management, communication, generate ideas, organise events, build networks, select projects or simply turn up and work with others.
  • I want to take this as an opportunity to use my current skills and develop new ones.
  • I want to inspire family and friends and become a role when working for a good cause.
  • I want to have fun! Charity work is not all serious, humdrum work. There are plenty of laughs to be had with friends at social gatherings and enjoy a good time with like-minded people.
Financials

We are committed to help the needy. At the same time we want to remain transparent while confirming to the legislative requirements.

​Below are our financials for the last three years.

Our Commitment to You
  • Providing a safe and welcoming platform for individuals who are interested in charity work. What may be difficult to achieve alone, is easily accomplished with a group of committed individuals.
  • 100% transparency in the selection of projects for funding, disclosure of the amounts raised and disbursed. Ensuring that the Vision 2020 funding is transparently linked to clear and sustainable outcomes.
  • Funding for specific projects to support basic and infrastructure improvement projects rather than ongoing consumables.
  • Ensuring no wastage of funds in any of our processes.
  • Paying no salaries or fees to its members and volunteers, avoiding all administrative costs.
  • Providing annual reports to all the members prior to the general body elections.
  • Linking people who have the resources of money, skills, materials, or time with development projects that are in need to make a difference in the lives of deprived people.
  • Where possible, forming working-level alliances and cooperate with other welfare or community organisations that align with Vision 2020’s values and policies.

Get Involved

Your support is important to our work at Vision 2020. There are many ways you can contribute towards our causes, and every little bit that you commit goes a long way in helping us fulfill our mission. Learn more about how you can get involved and take advantage of the opportunity to do some good.

Make a Donation (Donations over $2 are tax deductible in Australia)

Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Vision 2020 an even better Non-Profit than it already is. We want to provide you with the correct and appropriate information pertaining to your mode of support, so don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions.

Volunteer Your Time and Skills

This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Vision 2020. Get in touch with any questions about how you can Volunteer Your Time today.

Donate by Fund Transfer

National Australia Bank
BSB: 082201
Account no: 556181249

Become a Member

VISION 2020 welcomes new members and would love our small family of volunteers to grow.

Life membership

Life Membership is $100 per person for life. Please download the membership form:

Life Membership form

Meet our Amazing Team of 2021 – 2022!

Shridhar Dhoopad

Shridhar Dhoopad

President

I’m an experienced IT Manager, specialising in managing large-scale enterprise-level projects. Passionate about making a positive and lasting impact both at work and at charity. 

Not content with small monetary donations, I joined hands with the founding members of Vision 2020 in 2005 intending to build a non-profit organisation with zero or minimum admin costs. I have played an active role in the growth of Vision 2020. I’m committed to forging a strong team and continue our outstanding work of helping the neediest.

Krishna Shivarama

Krishna Shivarama

Vice President

An IT professional working in Sydney and have been involved with Vision2020 for ten years.

I fully believe in the concept of charity to worthy, honest and dedicated organisations anywhere in the world.

I am grateful to be associated with Vision2020 which is a group of selfless professionals like me
who believe in direct contribution to the betterment of society. I also like the fact that the organization has minimum overheads and is prudent in its spending.

Prema Krishnan

Prema Krishnan

Secretary

I’ve been associated with Vision 2020 for the past few years. I was greatly attracted to the transparency & commitment of each of the Volunteers towards the organisation’s core values of compassion & perseverance. This truly reflected not just in the chosen project but also its execution throughout.

I’m an IT professional in the Financial industry but my journey within this organisation has made me strongly believe that we can stand together to make a difference in the society.

Ravi Manian

Ravi Manian

Treasurer

Professionally, I had been engaged as an IT Application Systems specialist for over 30 years.

I have a keen interest in social change by helping the needy and the powerless. I have been associated with Vision2020 for over 15 years, currently acting as Treasurer.

I am also passionate about Asian elephant conservation, especially the endangered Indian elephant. I am a Board member of a US-based charity (Voice for Asian Elephants Society)

Anurag Saxena

Anurag Saxena

Executive Member Administration

Founder member of Vision 2020, founded the organisation with like-minded 9 others in 2002. Was focussed on children education and supported several children projects, worked closely with Vridhashram in North India and Virat Hospice in MP then Rehoboth in South India, Served on the Management Committee until 2010 then again since 2017 until now.

An engineer from IISc Bangalore originally from Delhi born in UP. In Australia since 1989 and worked in computer organisations, consulting to support SME in Australia since 1995.

Robin Rajan

Robin Rajan

Executive Member Corporate Engagement

A hospitality industry professional for forty years engaged with international hotels and operated food & beverage businesses in Sydney. Have used my knowledge towards Australian vocational education in Hospitality, Events and Tourism Management, since 2006. Currently volunteering for skills development projects in rural India with Sadafal education.

The transparency, zero administration cost and the passionate commitment of the volunteers attracted me to be associated with Vision 2020 from 2008. I have been fortunate to fulfil roles such as Events lead and being President for two years.

Looking forward to contributing more towards Vision 2020’s objectives…!

Narendran Selvaraj

Narendran Selvaraj

Executive Member IT & Website

From a small town in southern India (Tamilnadu) and now working as an IT professional in Sydney.

Professionally has worked in India, NZ, and now for the past 3 years in Australia with small, medium, and large enterprises.

Regular Blood and Plasma donor. Passionate about cricket and play badminton during my free time.

I have been associated with Vision 2020 for the past 2 years and am looking forward to be associated for a foreseeable future.

Vibha Rana

Vibha Rana

Executive Member Marketing & Membership

Professionally, I have over twenty years of experience in IT that spans in leading building of green field business applications, operational management and delivering enterprise class transformational programs.

I have been associated with Vision 2020 since 2012.  I am drawn by the commitment of the volunteers and their beliefs, values and efforts towards the uplift and care of the society.

Anu Shiva

Anu Shiva

Executive Member Communication

An active member of Vision2020 for over a decade, I am passionate about social justice.

Rich experience in managing projects for child protection with the NSW Government has given me a deeper understanding of the most vulnerable sections of society.

I have taken a keen interest in Vision2020’s fundraising efforts including organising events, media liaison, and community networking. I take pride in belonging to the Vision2020 family.

Dr. Usha Salagame

Dr. Usha Salagame

Executive Member Administration

I am Usha Salagame, originally from Karnataka India and have been living in Sydney for almost 30 years with my husband and two children.
I am a medical researcher by profession and hold a PhD in breast cancer research. I have worked in various research institutes and cancer control agencies over the last 25 years and am currently employed in the NSW Ministry of Health.
I owe a lot to India – my motherland that has shaped me as a person, and to my adopted country Australia that has helped me grow to be who I am today. Vision 2020 is a great platform for Sydneysiders of Indian origin like myself. I am excited and hopeful of making my small contributions to the community through Vision 2020 projects.

Nivetha Sundarapandiyan

Nivetha Sundarapandiyan

Executive Member

I am an experienced professional specialising in analysis, consulting and delivery of transformation projects. I am extremely passionate about education, especially that of children, and actively work with an organisation based in India to support this cause.

I am inspired by the commendable work done by Vision2020 over the years and I am looking forward to contributing in my own small way.

Shankar Krishnan

Shankar Krishnan

Public Officer

An active member of Vision 2020 since 2013 and has served in many capacities.
A technology executive by profession, I am committed to serving towards upliftment and wellbeing of society.

Latha Kumar

Latha Kumar

Independent Auditor