Tamil Engineers Foundation History

Tamil Engineers Foundation (Engineers Charity Fund) was formed in later part of 2007 to collectively participate spiritually and morally for the long lasting peace at our home land. This is a non political, non profit and charity focused organisation and committed to help the needy and disadvantaged people.

Our Vision

The establishment and development of "Engineers Charity Fund" as a global caring charity organisation to help the needy and affected people in North and East of Sri Lanka and people living in similar circumstances in other countries.

Our Mission

To provide financial and moral support to help the needy school / university children, orphanage centres, hospitals and other charity organisations in North and east of Sri-Lanka while maintaining strong links with other charity organisations locally and internationally to achieve our vision.

Our Goals

  • Foster and maintain fellowship amongst the Engineers working in Australia and Overseas.
  • Provide financial and material assistance to Tamils living in the North and East and other parts of Sri Lanka.
  • Provide humanitarian assistance to orphanage centres, refugees, war victims and their families living in the North and East and other parts of Sri Lanka.
  • Maintain links with other Engineering Organisations/Associations or similar Associations in Australia and overseas to share and undertake co - ordinated development projects in the North and East and other parts of Sri Lanka.
  • Raise funds through donations from its members and well-wishers, organising concerts and cultural functions, and other activities for the purpose of meeting the stated aims and objectives.
  • Assist engineers migrating to Australia to find a suitable job by assisting them with the preparation of an application.
  • Develop "Engineering Charity Fund" as a global charity organisation to represent Engineers locally and internationally and undertake humanitarian projects to help the needy and disadvantaged people.

Our Values

  • Respect, care and help each other.
  • Maintain honesty, integrity and excellence.
  • Provide moral and financial support to needy and disadvantaged people.
  • Inspiring a legacy of social awareness and compassion.

Latest News/Projects

COVID19 Relief – Distribution of Dry Rations to Daily Wage Earners from various parts of Sri Lanka through Colombo Ramakrishna Mission

Published on 2021-07-10 @ 08:35:00 AM

Due to the rapid spread of Coronavirus in Sri Lanka during this third wave, many areas are under lockdown for more than two weeks and it is further extended in some areas. This created a great need to ensure the food security of families living on daily earnings. There are many families of low socio economic level which are severely impacted and are expecting dry ration assistance from government, NGOs, charities and individual well-wishers.Engineers Charity Fund recently funded a sum of $21000 (LKR 31.7 Million) to Ramakrishna Mission to deliver emergency relief measures (Dry Rations – Rs.2000 per pack) to the affected families of low socio economic level in the following areas through their Welfare Centres/ Well Wishers etc. Description Donation (AU$) Donation (LKR) Upcountry $3500 LKR 527,750 Vavuniya $3500 LKR 527,750 Kilinochchi $3500 LKR 527,750 Jaffna $3500 LKR 527,750 Mullaitivu $3500 LKR 527,750 Mannar $3500 LKR 527,750 Total $21000 LKR 31,665,000 Ramakrishna Mission is progressing well with the distribution of emergency relief measures at various locations. Some places are slow, depending on the availability of the volunteers and the current Covid situation, refer attached few photos of the initial distribution at Vavuniya.The committee thanks & passes on our gratitude to Dr. Narendranathan and family (Melbourne) for their significant donation towards this worthy cause. Their passion towards helping the affected families in our home land during this difficult time is greatly appreciated.Our special thanks to ECF Vic Committee for facilitating this initiative. Also we thank Thirukumaran (E80) (Sydney) for coordinating this project with Ramakrishna Mission with keen interest.During the last few weeks ECF have committed funds in excess of $40K (Rs60 million) to COVID19 Emergency Relief Measures and Essential Medical Equipment to Hospitals in our homeland. A consolidated update will be issued to the wider circulation in the coming weeks. ECF look forward to your donations to support the people who are impacted by the pandemic.ECF bank account details:Bank: Commonwealth Bank, AustraliaBranch: West Ryde NSWSwift Code: CTBAAU2SA/C Name: Tamil Engineers Foundation of AustraliaBSB: 06 2271, A/C No: 1017 1632Please be advised that all donations to ECF are fully Tax deductible in Australia and tax receipt will be issued on deposit.Thank youRead more...

Assistance to people impacted by COVID 19 in Batticaloa

Published on 2021-07-03 @ 07:01:00 PM

“Engineers Charity Fund” recently donated a sum of $4000 in total towards providing dry rations to people who have lost livelihoods due to COVID shutdowns as well as support the patients admitted to Batticaloa Hospital. The projects were undertaken by LIFT NGO and Batticaloa Civil SocietyEmergency relief measures (dry rations) to the affected families at Batticaloa – LIFT NGO - $2000Support to the COVID19 patients admitted at Batticaloa Hospital – Batticaloa Civil Society - $2000Total amount - $4000Due to the rapid spread of Coronavirus in Sri Lanka during this third wave, many areas are under lockdown for more than two weeks and it is further extended in some areas. This created a great need to ensure the food security of families living on daily earnings. There are many families of low socio economic level are severely affected and expecting dry ration assistance from government, NGOs, charities and individual well-wishers. LIFT NGO has provided dry rations for the families under quarantine in Kaluwanchikudy division of Batticaloa.A total of 200 packs (each worth 1,500/-) were distributed. Out of 200, 190 are from ECF and 10 are from LIFT's contribution.The committee pass on our sincere thanks & gratitude to our donors for their generous & kind hearted donations towards this worthy cause. We have received overwhelming support from our members/well-wishers and their help during this difficult period is greatly appreciated.The committee thank LIFT NGO for implementing this project at short notice with great passion. The photos & the implementation report of funding provided to “Batticaloa Civil Society” will be circulated in due course.Read more...

COVID19 Support – Donation of LKR 1.5Million ($10,150) to purchase Medical Instruments for Tellippalai Base Hospital and Mullaitivu District General Hospital

Published on 2021-06-22 @ 10:08:00 PM

Due to the current worsening COVID19 pandemic situation (3rd wave) in Sri Lanka, most of the hospitals are struggling with the high number of patients getting admitted and trying to set up separate COVID19 Units/wards to deal the situation, refer attached funding requests from Mullaitivu & Tellippalai Hospitals. These hospitals are struggling with lack of COVID19 medical instruments.ECF Qld Chapter initiated a fundraising effort among their friends & families and raised a significant amount of $10,150.00 (Rs 1.5M) recently towards this noble cause.The funds have been disbursed to the Medical Professionals from Tellippalai and Mullaitivu Hospitals to purchase Emergency Medical Instruments to help & support the COVID19 patients admitted at these hospitals.The details of funds donated to the Hospitals:a.Tellippalai Hospital – LKR 1.0Million ($6750.00)b.Mullaitivu Hospital – LKR 0.5Million ( $3350.00)c.Total Amount – LKR 1.5MillionECF sincerely thanks all the donors for their generous & kind hearted donations towards this worthy cause. Most of the donors are young graduates we are glad that they have stepped up when the COVID19 situation turned to worse in our homeland.A.Arrangements have been made to purchase the following medical instruments for the Mullaitivu Hospital – LKR 0.5Million. 1 Nos. Multipara Monitor (LKR 275000/Unit) – LKR 275000 1 Nos. Medicine Trolley (LKR 38000/Unit) – LKR 38000 10Nos. Saline Stands (LKR 8500/Unit) – LKR 85000 2 Nos. Water Filters (LKR 49999/Unit) – LKR 99998 TOTAL – LKR 497998B.Tellippalai Hospital will decide the list of medical instruments to be purchased shortly for a sum of LKR 1 Million. The details and photos will be circulated in due course.The committee thanks the young graduates for their great initiative in raising a significant amount to help the COVID19 patients in our homeland. Their efforts are well appreciated.We are sure these donations will enhance the patient care and help the COVID19 patients at these Hospitals.Read more...

Quiz Competition in Maths and Science at Kilinochi funded by Tamil Engineers Foundation (Engineers Charity Fund)

Published on 2018-04-01 @ 08:41:00 PM

A TEF funded Maths & Science Quiz Competition was conducted by the staff & student union of Engineering Faculty at Kilinochchi during the Eng. week in early 2018.Read more...

Thai Pongal Villa at Sydney Murugan Temple - 2018 - Tamil Engineers Foundation (Engineers Charity Fund)

Published on 2018-01-22 @ 09:37:00 AM

We are glad that many of you participated in the Thai Pongal Day activities at Sydney Murugan Temple on 14th Jan (Sunday). The activities i.e. bajan, lunch and evening prasatham progressed very well and was well coordinated. The lunch (Rice with 5 Vegetable Curries, Pappadam & Payasam) was served to approximately 1750 devotees and the evening prasatham ( Kadalai ) was also served to many devotees.It was indeed a great accomplishment.Read more...

Tamil Engineers Foundation (Engineers Charity Fund) - Provision of Clothing to 50 Children at 3 Orphanages at Trincomalee

Published on 2017-12-14 @ 09:15:00 AM

Tamil Engineers Foundation provided Rs 213,000.00 ($2000.00) to "Livelihood Trincomalee" to distribute new clothes to 50 children from the following three orphanages in Trincomalee area.Read more...