Financial Assistance to provide additional coaching classes to students from Hari Illam Orphanage Batticaloa

Published on 2021-05-15 @ 09:10:00 PM

Engineers Charity Fund (ECF) made a donation of $2500 (Approx. Rs.379,200) to Hari Illam Orphanage from Batticaloa for providing additional coaching classes in Maths, Science & English for students from Grades 6 to 11.Due to COVID19 pandemic the orphanage is facing limited financial support from their regular donors. We are glad that ECF was able to make this donation to Hari Illam at this difficult time with the kind support of our donors.There are about 56 children at this orphanage and 13 of them are continuing their tertiary education at various Universities (including two students at Faculty of Engineering). ECF is supporting the children at Hari Illam for the last many years.We are glad to note that we have received overwhelming support for this project. Some of the students performed well and may get the opportunity to follow the tertiary education.The committee thank and pass on our gratitude to all the donors for their generous & kind hearted contributions. We are sure this donation will help the orphanage to continue the additional coaching classes to the children to perform well in their exams.We wish to thank Kugathas (E80) (ACT) for coordinating this initiative.Read more...

Financial Assistance to a Jaffna University Undergraduate’s Research Project on Green Farming Technology

Published on 2021-05-15 @ 08:28:00 PM

Engineers Charity Fund (ECF) recently donated a sum of Rs 76,000 (Approx. $535) to a Jaffna University Undergraduate (Kopithan) to fund his research project.This is part of the undergraduate curriculum by the Department of Bio-system Technology at Faculty of Technology, University of Jaffna.We are glad that Kopithan was able complete the research project and submit a report on time to fulfil his Undergraduate study requirements. We are sure this will motivate the other students to come up with innovative ideas and convert them to new technology related inventions. The committee wish to thank Anbaalayam Australia and Thirukumaran (E80) (Sydney) for coordinating this project with keen interest.Thank you all for your great support.Read more...

Revolving loan disbursed to nine women headed families from Uduvil, Jaffna to provide a livelihood income

Published on 2021-05-08 @ 09:33:00 PM

A sum of Rs 360,000 was provided as an interest free loan to 9 women headed families (Rs.40,000 to each family) to establish livelihood income generating opportunities (i.e. farming activities, Sewing, corner shop, Goat/Cow rearing etc.). The funds recovered from the previous revolving loan projects were used for this project. This report & photos clearly illustrates, how the families utilized the loan amount and benefited by this project. ECF started funding such projects since 2014 and now it has revolved 6 times and benefitted more than 50 families without any additional capital funding.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 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. We thank you all for your continuous support.Read more...

Assistance to Bishop of Trincomalee - Most Rev Dr. Noel Emmanual

Published on 2021-05-08 @ 07:55:00 AM

Engineers Charity Fund recently donated a sum of AUD 4500 (Approximately LKR 600,000) to the Bishop of Trincomalee Most Rev Dr. Noel to help the people from low socio-economic backgrounds from Trincomalee district There are 18 Parishes (Villages) under his care at Trincomalee, and 16 of them are impoverished areas with people of all religions and ethnicity and variety of needs to be met. Most of them are of lower middle class / poor families and need support to lift their living standard. We are glad that we have received overwhelming support from our members for this great cause. The committee thanks & pass on our gratitude to all the donors for their generous & kindhearted contributions towards this worthy cause. The committee thanks Mr. Jovan Titus (E78) for coordinating this issue with keen interest. Sincere thanks to all the donors who made this a possibility Read more...

Donation to Karainagar Elders Day Care Centre

Published on 2021-04-18 @ 07:53:00 PM

Engineers Charity Fund (ECF) recently donated a sum of $1500 (Rs. 225,000) to provide rice, dhal & milk powder to an Elders Day Care Centre at Karainagar.ECF has been supporting the Elders Day Care Centre at Karainagar for the last 4 years (2017 to 2021) by providing funds to supply rice and dhal monthly to feed the elderly people in that area. This Day Care Centre provides home cooked meals to approximately 30 elderly and disable people from the local area daily for many years.The funding made by ECF previously in 2019 has ended recently and now additional funding provided to extend this service for another 12 months period.The committee thanks & pass on our gratitude to the above donors for their generous contributions towards this worthy cause. We are glad that we have received overwhelming support from our members for this great cause. We wish to thank Mahadeva (E80) (Sydney) for coordinating this project & arranging through his sister to handover the monthly Rice & Dhal to the Elders Day Care Centre. We also wish to thank the Elders Day Care Centre at Karainagar for their great service We thank you all for your great support.Read more...

Revolving Loan to Women headed families from Thondaimanaru to establish a livelihood income

Published on 2021-04-18 @ 07:20:00 PM

Please find attached implementation report and photos of a Revolving Loan Project implemented to establish livelihood income to 8 women headed families in Thondaimanaru, JaffnaA sum of Rs. 350,000 was disbursed as interest free loan to 8 women headed families (Rs.40,000 to each family) from Thondaimanaru to establish livelihood income generating opportunities. (Goat/cow rearing, poultry, tailoring, farming activities, etc)The committee thanks the individual donor for the generous & kind-hearted donation to implement this worthy project to help the needy women headed families in Thondaimanaru area in memory of her late grandfather Mr. Vadivetkarasan.This project was implemented by CCYE (Centre for Child & Youth Empowerment) at Jaffna with the guidance of Sivan Arul Illam of Thiruketheswaram. This loan will be recovered in a 15-month term and be revolved again to another 8 women headed families as interest free loan.ECF has implemented more than 20 similar Revolving Loan Projects for the last 8 years and now they are providing benefits to more than 240 women headed families every year without any capital funding from our charity.We thank CCYE and Sivan Arul Illam of Thiruketheswaram (Dr. Jayamohan) for coordinating this project with keen interest. 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 to Uyirilai (Spinal Cord Injury Association) towards organizing a sport meet to mark the “International Day of Persons of Disability”

Published on 2021-04-05 @ 09:08:00 PM

Engineers Charity Fund (ECF) donated a sum of AUD1000 to Rotary Club of Colombo South recently towards organizing the sports meet at Vanni to mark the “International Day of Persons of Disability”Due to the COVID pandemic the sports meet didn’t take place so these funds were utilized by the Rotary Club to distribute stationaries worth of Rs.500,000 to the children who come from families where the sole breadwinner is affected by spinal cord injury at Uyirilai Health Centre at Mankulam.Rtn K. Mahesan (Jaffna GA) on behalf of Rotary Club of Colombo South and members from Killinochchi Rotary Club attended the handing over ceremony.This event was organized by Rotary Club of Colombo South & Kilinochchi to help the families of the Spinal Cord Injured members at Vanni. Our sincere thanks to Rtn. N. Saravanapavan of Rotary Club of Colombo South for coordinating this effort with keen interestThanks to all the donors who made this possible.Read more...

Revolving Loan to two families from Nuwara Eliya

Published on 2021-04-05 @ 06:35:00 AM

Engineers Charity Fund (ECF) donated a sum of Rs100,000 (Approx. $670) to The Rotary Club of Nuwara Eliya to provide interest free revolving loans (Rs50,000 each) to two needy families to start and expand their tea business to generate a livelihood income. The funds will be recovered in 15 months’ time and will be granted to another two needy families as interest free loans to improve their livelihood.The committee thank Mr. Nagarajan of ECF Sri Lanka Chapter Committee Member and Nuwara Eliya Rotary Club Members for coordinating this project with keen interest.Read more...

Donation of two laptops to deserving students at South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.

Published on 2021-02-27 @ 07:39:00 AM

Engineers Charity Fund donated a sum of Rs312,000 (approx. $2140) to Lecturer Eng. Tharshika Sriranganathan of Engineering Faculty at South Eastern University of SL to donate laptops to two needy 1st year Engineering Faculty undergraduates who entered the university from the Up-country. They come from families of low socio-economic level and they are unable to afford to purchase Laptops. Their families live-in Up-Country Tea Estates and earn meager wages, which is barely enough to make their ends meet.Due to COVID 19 pandemic, most of the lectures are on MS Teams or Zoom at the University. While most of the students use their Laptops to follow the classes online, these two students use their mobile phones, as they can’t afford to purchase laptops with their family income. After seeing their plight, Engineering faculty lecturer Eng. Tharshika Sriranganathan approached TEF to seek financial assistance to help them.Once the students finish their Engineering Degree and find a suitable employment, they will help another two deserving students and do the same deed through Lecturer Eng. Tharshika Sriranganathan of Engineering Faculty of South Eastern University. The committee thank and pass on our gratitude to the above donors for their generous donations towards this worthy cause. We have received overwhelming support for this project. The remaining funds will be donated to similar humanitarian projects in due course. We are so glad that ECF/TEF was able to help these students with the support of many likeminded donors.The committee wishes to thank Mrs. Elilrajani Sathiyendra (E84) (Melbourne), Mr. Shanmuga Anandan (E84) (TEF Qld Committee) and Miss. Thenuja Srikanthan (Youth Group Qld) for their keen interest in coordinating this project. Also, our big thanks to Eng. Tharshika Sriranganathan from Engineering Faculty at South Eastern University for her great initiative in helping these students & implementing this project at short notice.Thanks for your great support.Read more...

Distribution of dry rations to people affected by the floods and COVID19 in Jaffna and Vanni through Ramakrishna Mission Colombo

Published on 2021-02-06 @ 09:15:00 AM

Distribution of dry rations to people affected by the floods and COVID19 in Jaffna and Vanni through Ramakrishna Mission ColomboTamil Engineers Foundation recently donated $1000 (Rs142,285) to Colombo Ramakrishna Mission to distribute relief measures to more than 60 affected families by the recent floods and COVID19 in Jaffna & Vanni area.Rice, dhal, lentils, sugar, jaggary, flour, milk powder and soap were distributed to the affected families.The committee thanks Ahila Yogapandithan (Melbourne) for being the major donor to initiate this project which has provided some relief to the affected needy families in Jaffna & Vanni area.Also we thank G.Thirukumaran(E80) and P.Useelananthan(E78) for coordinating this project with keen interest.We thank all the donors who made this possible Read more...