Donation of 25 Oximeters to Trincomalee Hospital

Published on 2021-09-17 @ 07:32:00 PM

ECF recently donated 25 Oximeters to the Hospital at Trincomalee.The committee thanks Mr.Gunarachithan (Sydney) for his initiative & generous donation to ECF to get this project implemented.We also thank Mr. Nageswaran (E80) for coordinating the purchase & delivery of the Oximeters to the Trincomalee Hospital.Read more...

Revolving loan to establish livelihood income to 6 women headed families in Kopay, Jaffna

Published on 2021-08-28 @ 08:22:00 AM

ECF recently donated a sum of Rs.360,000 was provided as an interest free loan to 6 women headed families (Rs60,000 to each family) to establish livelihood income generating opportunities such as farming activities, sewing, corner shop, Goat/Cow rearing etc.) The fund recovered from the previous revolving loan project was used for this project. This project was initially funded by ECF in 2020 (Rs.40,000 for 9 families). Due to the current COVID lockdowns in SL many families of low socio-economic background have lost their daily income and severely impacted and the cost of living has risen significantly. As such, the revolving loan amount has now been increased to Rs.60,000 per family. The capital will be recovered in 15 months time and provided to another 6 women headed families in a revolving loan concept.This project was implemented by CCYE (Centre for Child & Youth Empowerment) at Jaffna with the guidance of Sivan Arul Illam of Thiruketheswaram. ECF has implemented more than 20 similar Revolving Loan Projects for the last 7 years and now they are providing the benefits to more than 250 women headed families every year.The committee thanks CCYE and Sivan Arul Illam of Thiruketheswaram (Dr. Jayamohan) for coordinating this project with keen interest. CCYE of Jaffna has taken proactive measures to monitor /implement this scheme during the COVID19 difficult period, their efforts are well appreciated. We are sure these types of Revolving Loan Projects will uplift the standard of living and eradicate the poverty in our homeland. Read more...

Donation of Medical Equipment for Mullaitivu and Tellippalai Hospitals

Published on 2021-08-27 @ 08:27:00 AM

ECF Qld Chapter initiated a fundraising effort among their friends & families and raised a significant amount of $10,150.00 (LKR 1.5 Million) recently towards the medical instruments to Mullaitivu & Tellippalai hospitals as detailed below:Mullaitivu Hospital – LKR 0.5Million ($3250.00)Tellippalai Hospital – LKR 1.0Million ($6550.00)Total – LKR 1.5MillionThe funds have been distributed to the Doctors at Tellippalai and Mullaitivu Hospitals to purchase Emergency Medical Instruments to help & support the COVID19 patients admitted at these hospitals.Following Medical Instruments were donated to Mullaitivu Hospital to help the patients admitted to hospital during the recent COVID19 pandemic situation.Multipara Monitor – 1 Unit – LKR 275000Medicine Trolley – 1 Unit – LKR 38000Saline Stands – 10 Units – LKR 85000Water Filters – 2 Units – LKR 99998Total = LKR 497998Photos and details of medical instruments purchased at Tellippalai Hospital will be published in due course.The committee thanks the young graduates of ECF Qld Chapter 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.ECF thanks all the donors who made this possibleRead more...

​COVID19 Relief – Distribution of dry rations to 100 families affected by shutdown in Vadamaradchy

Published on 2021-08-07 @ 09:23:00 PM

Engineers Charity Fund recently donated a sum of $2000 (Approx. Rs.299,000) Pasanga FM Radio from Nelliady, Point Pedro to provide emergency relief measures to 00 families from families who live on daily wages and who have lost their livelihoods due to the recent COVID19 pandemic.Due to the heavy spread of Coronavirus in Sri Lanka during this third wave, many areas were under lockdown for several weeks. 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.The committee thanks Pasanga FM Radio for implementing this project with great interest & passion to help the needy and affected people in our homeland. During the last few weeks ECF have committed funds of more than $47K (Rs7.2 million) to COVID19 Emergency Relief Measures and Essential Medical Equipment to Hospitals in our homeland.The committee thanks and passes on our sincere gratitude to all the donors for their generous & kindhearted donations towards this worthy cause. We have received overwhelming support from our members/well-wishers from various States/Territories in Australia & Overseas and their help during this difficult period is greatly appreciated.Read more...

Child Sponsorships to four GCE A/L students from Batticaloa

Published on 2021-08-07 @ 08:30:00 PM

Engineers Charity Fund recently donated Rs240,000 to extend the Child Sponsorships to four students (Rs.5000 per month for 12-month term) who are come from families of low socio-economic background for them to continue the GCE A/L classes. We are sure these scholarship funds will help these students to attend additional coaching classes to perform well in their GCE A/L exams.Our sincere thanks to Rev. Fr. S. Jesudasan of Caritas Batticaloa for managing this scheme effectively.The committee thank Jude Nirmalarajah (E80) of ECF SA Committee for coordinating this project with keen interest.Read more...

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...

Progress Report – Revolving Loan Project implemented in late 2020 to establish livelihood income to 10 woman headed families in Madduvil South Chavakacheri in Memory of Late Mr. S’Mutthu Sivarasa

Published on 2021-06-22 @ 09:14:00 PM

A sum of Rs.545,000 was provided in late 2020 as interest free loan to 10 women headed families (Rs50,000 per family) to establish livelihood income generating opportunities such as farming activities, Sewing, corner shop, Goat/Cow rearing etc.The funds were donated by Late Mr.S’Mutthu Sivarasa’s E72 batchmates (residing around the globe) which includes some of our members to implement this project in memory of Late Eng. S’Muttu Sivarasa who passed away in Sydney in 2020. This project was implemented at Late Mr. S’Mutthu Sivarasa’s own village Madduvil South, Chavakacheri, Jaffna.This progress report & photos clearly illustrates how the families utilised the loan amount to enhance their livelihood income. This project is being implemented by CCYE (Centre for Child & Youth Empowerment) Jaffna with the guidance of Sivan Arul Illam of Thiruketheswaram. The recovered loan amount will be revolved again to another 10 women headed families as interest free loan.ECF has implemented more than 20 similar Revolving Loan Projects for the last 7 years and now they are providing the benefits to more than 250 women headed families every year without any capital funding from our charity.The committee thank CCYE and Sivan Arul Illam of Thiruketheswaram (Dr. Jayamohan) for coordinating this project with keen interest. CCYE of Jaffna has taken proactive measures to monitor /implement this scheme during the COVID19 difficult period, their efforts are well appreciated. We are sure these types of Revolving Loan Projects will lift the standard of living and eradicate the poverty in our homeland.Read more...

Scholarships provided to five needy students (high achievers) in Vanni Area

Published on 2021-06-20 @ 07:38:00 PM

These Science scholarships are designed to encourage students from underprivileged background focus on Science streams in their GCE A/L classes as Science education gives them better job opportunities after their University program. Historically, only 10% of the students in Kilinochchi district choose the Science stream. There is a need to encourage A/L students to choose Science streams and provide them scholarships so that they can get the extra assistance needed to gain the knowledge for the Advanced Level exams. These scholarships will give them enough funds to get the tuitions that are needed to prepare well for their exams.Engineers Charity Fund (ECF) made a commitment to sponsor 5 selected students (first five) from the attached list and made a $1000 payment to initiate this scheme. The 2nd instalment will be made during the 2nd half of 2021 and 3rd & 4th instalments will be made in 2022 accordingly.The committee thank and pass on our gratitude to all the donors for their generous and kind hearted donation to support these students. It is noted that Sakthy Somasundaram of Brisbane made a significant contribution to sponsor 3 students. The donors passion towards helping these students are greatly appreciated.ECF provided funds (Rs390,000) to a similar scheme through SJC87 committee in 2017/18 in helping 5 GCEA/L students in Vanni area. Out of 5 students 4 of them gained University Admission to follow tertiary education at various Universities – one student gained admission to Medical Faculty to follow MBBS. The 5th student (K.Nishanthan) received good results at that time but didn’t apply for the University Admission due to his family situation/hardship. SJC 87 committee encouraged him to sit GCE A/L again in 2020 and now he got reasonably good results (B, 2C – district rank of 7 – Bio) and may get the chance to follow tertiary education in one of the UniversitiesWe are sure this scheme will bring great benefits in uplifting the education standard of the students of remote area and help them gaining University admission to continue their tertiary education. We wish to thank SJC 87 Committee for managing this scheme effectively for the past few years.Read more...