Distribution of “Relief Food Packs” to Sixty “Families of Person with Disabilities” in Trincomalee.

Published on 2022-06-02 @ 07:32:00 PM

Engineers Charity Fund recently donated a sum of Rs.180,000 (Approx. $770.00) to an NGO “Hope Trinco” to distribute relief food pack each worth Rs. 3000 to the needy families of person with disabilities from Trincomalee who have been affected by the recent economic crises in Sri Lanka. This project was funded from ECF general funds. The committee thanks the NGO “Hope Trinco” for their keen interest in identifying the needy “Families of Person with Disabilities” at Trinco and implementing this project effectively. We thank our donors for their generous donations which has enabled us to continue with such projects Read more...

Revolving Loan to 7 women headed families to establish livelihood income generating opportunities in Avarangal/Kopay

Published on 2022-05-27 @ 09:01:00 PM

A sum of Rs. 420,000 was disbursed as interest free loans to 7 women headed families (Rs.60,000 per family) to establish livelihood income generating opportunities (such as farming activities, tailoring, 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 2016 and now it has revolved 5 times and benefitted more than 40 families. Due to the current situation in SL many families of low socio-economic level have lost their daily income and the cost of living has gone up significantly. As such, the revolving loan amount has now been increased from Rs30,000 to Rs60,000 per family gradually in the last few years. The loan will be fully recovered and provided to another 7 women headed families as a revolving loan concept once this term ends. This project was implemented by CCYE (Centre for Child & Youth Empowerment) Jaffna with the guidance of Sivan Arul Illam of Thiruketheswaram. ECF has implemented more than 20 similar Revolving Loan Projects for the last 8 years and now they are providing the benefits to more than 250 women headed families every year. 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...

Financial assistance to set up a mini computer lab for Arobanam Boys Home Kilinochchi

Published on 2022-05-26 @ 07:43:00 AM

Engineering Charity Fund (ECF) recently donated a sum of $1500 (Rs.200,000) a few months ago towards setting up a mini computer lab to be used by the children in the orphanage. There are about 30 children at this centre. The total cost of establishing the mini computer lab is Rs.437,000 i.e., approx. $3000. The “Arobanam Boys Home” secured part funding and sought the balance $1500 to be funded by ECF. Arobanam Boys Home has now received the computers and they are in the process of setting up the computer room at the Orphanage. The photos & completion report will be published at a later stage. Due to the current pandemic situation worldwide, the orphanage is facing limited financial support from their regular donors and facing difficulties in raising the required funds. ECF’s donation of $1500 (Rs200,000) helped the “Arobanam Boys Home@ Kilinochchi” to secure the computers to establish the mini computer lab for the benefit of the needy children in enhancing their ICT (Information and Communication Technology) knowledge. Objectives:  To acquire basic knowledge in ICT.  To learn skills in ICT which is the mode of education in the future.  To lead to an improved student learning and their educational standard.  To give them greater self-confidence and a great sense of hope for their future. The committee thanks Mr. Rajah Jesurajah (E74) for coordinating this worthy project with keen interest. We thank all our donors for their generous and kind hearted donation towards this worthy cause. We are glad that we have received overwhelmed response for this project and the remaining funds will be donated to similar humanitarian projects in due course. Read more...

Scholarships to 10 deserving students from University of Peradeniya

Published on 2022-05-14 @ 09:18:00 AM

Engineers Charity Fund (ECF) donated a sum of Rs480,000 to provide scholarships to 10 needy students at Peradeniya University. The students who lost their parents or come from single parent families or belongs to low-income families have been given priority in the selection process. Currently ECF provides Scholarships to 60 students at various Universities / Technical Colleges for many years now i.e. Jaffna, Moratuwa, Batticaloa, Peradeniya, E’Fac Kilinochchi, Kelaniya Universities and St Johns Vocational Training College at Batticaloa. Recently we have received request for scholarships from newly established University of Vavuniya as well, and the request will be considered once the recipients are identified. ECF has decided recently to increase the monthly payment from Rs.4000 to Rs.5000 considering the increased cost of living expenses in Sri Lanka. We sincerely thanks & convey our gratitude to the donors for their kind & generous contributions to help the needy University Students to keep their dream alive. Many of our donors are sponsoring the Uni Students for many years now – their commitment is highly appreciated. Please reach out to us if you wish to sponsor the Uni students and change their lives for the better. The commitment to become a sponsor is $25 per month i.e., $300 per year, which is fully Tax Deductable. Read more...

Donation of 3 Cows to Miani Boys Home, Batticaloa.

Published on 2022-05-14 @ 08:38:00 AM

Engineers Charity Fund donated a sum of Rs. 320,000 (Approx. $1600) to Miani Boys Home to purchase 3 Cows to provide an ongoing sustainable source of food with milk to improve the health of the children. There are about 110 children in the Orphanage. Previously they had 3 cows and now they have 6 Cows in total, which is sufficient to provide milk to the 110 children at the home. ECF Sri Lankan Chapter Committee Members (Anton Thambimuttu and P. Pathmarajah-E80) visited the Orphanage and assessed the existing facilities and grass land at the Orphanage to make sure they have the adequate capacity to maintain and feed the Cows. Our sincere thanks to Fr. Prabhas of Miani Boys Home Batticaloa for his great community service in providing food, shelter & education needs of the Orphans who lost their parents during the troubles and sought refuge in the orphanage. The committee thanks and conveys our gratitude to the donors for their generous & kind hearted contributions towards this project and we received overwhelming support for this worthy cause. Due the recent change in exchange rate, we have balance amount $900 avilable, which will be donated to other humanitarian projects in due course. Read more...

Revolving Loan Project initiated to establish livelihood income to 10 women headed families in Neerveli / Kopay

Published on 2022-05-14 @ 08:17:00 AM

Revolving Loan Project initiated to establish livelihood income to 10 women headed families in Neerveli / Kopay A sum of Rs 600,000 was provided as interest free loans to 10 women headed families (Rs. 60,000 to each family) to establish livelihood income generating opportunities i.e. farming activities, 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 2014 (Rs.30,000 for 10 families) and now it has revolved 8 times and benefitted more than 80 families. Due to the current COVID lockdowns in SL many families of low socio-economic level has lost their daily income and severally impacted and also the cost of living has gone up significantly. As such, the revolving loan amount has now been increased from Rs30,000 to Rs60,000 per family gradually in the last few years. The loan will be recovered (without interest) in 15 months’ time and provided to another 10 women headed families in a revolving loan concept.Read more...

Donation to Hari Illam Orphanage Batticaloa to provide additional coaching classes in Maths, Science and English to Secondary School Students

Published on 2022-05-14 @ 07:59:00 AM

Engineers Charity Fund (ECF) recently donated $2500 (Approx. Rs 360,000) to Hari Illam Orphanage at Batticaloa for the additional coaching classes in Maths, Science & English for grades 6 to 11 students. Due to the current volatile & pandemic situation worldwide, the orphanage is facing limited financial support from their regular donors. With the kind support of our donors, we are glad that ECF was able to make this donation to Hari Illam at this difficult time There are about 49 children at this centre and 15 children from this orphanage 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 past several years. We thank the donors for their support Read more...

Donation of Kidney Stone Fragmentation Device (Lithotripter) to Urology Unit of Nuwara Eliya Hospital.

Published on 2021-12-31 @ 09:49:00 AM

Engineers Charity Fund recently donated $7100.00 (Rs.1,074,240.00) to purchase Kidney Stone Fragmentation Device (Lithotripter) to Urology Unit of Nuwara Eliya Hospital, which was a long-awaited need of this hospital for many years. Due to lack of this medical device many patients were transferred to Kandy Teaching Hospital during the COVID pandemic and was put on a long waiting list for urgent surgeries.We are glad that ECF’s timely donation has helped the Nuwara Eliya Hospital and the local upcountry community immensely as the patients don’t have to travel to Kandy as the surgeries can now be done locally.We take this opportunity to thank and pass on our gratitude to our members and well-wishers (from Australia, Sri Lanka, USA, Canada, Singapore, and New Zeeland) who came forward to make generous donations for the medical items to the Hospitals during the height of COVID pandemicThe committee thanks Rotary Club of Nuwara Eliya for coordinating/implementing this great cause with keen interest and their service to the community at Nuwara Eliya & surrounding area of Upcountry is well appreciated.We also wish to thank G. Thirukumaran (E80) (Sydney) for following this up and ensuring successful completionThank you allRead more...

Revolving Loan - Bicycles to 8 school children of women headed families from Kayts

Published on 2021-12-31 @ 09:09:00 AM

Revolving Loan - Bicycles to 8 school children of women headed families from Kayts Approximately Rs200,000, which was recovered from one of the previous revolving loan projects, was used to fund this project. The beneficiaries will repay the loan (without interest) in a 12-month time frame and they will be used to provide bicycles to another 8 families in need. ECF has implemented more than 20 similar Revolving Loan Projects for the last 8 years and now they are providing the benefits to more than 240 women headed families every year without any capital funding. A nominal amount Rs30,000 to Rs 35,000 ($200 to $250) is paid by ECF annually for each Revolving Loan Project to cover the administration cost. 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 pandemic, 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.  Thank you Read more...

Funding to provide extension of piped Oxygen Supply to the COVID ICU Wards at Jaffna Hospital

Published on 2021-12-11 @ 07:29:00 AM

Engineers Charity Fund recently donated $10,880.00 (Rs1,620,375.00) to Jaffna Hospital to extend the piped Oxygen Supply to the Covid ICU Wards. Please refer below Dr. Premakrishna’s (Jaffna Hospital) email that the work has been completed and his thanks & gratitude to the members & well-wishers.We are glad that ECF’s timely donation has helped the Jaffna Hospital and the local community during this difficult time.We take this opportunity to thank and pass on our gratitude to our members and well-wishers (from Australia, Sri Lanka, USA, Canada, Singapore, and New Zeeland) who came forward to make generous donations for the medical items to the Hospitals during the height of COVID pandemic.The committee thanks Dr. Premakrishna of Jaffna Hospital for coordinating/implementing this great cause with keen interest and his service to the community at Jaffna & surrounding area is well appreciated.We also wish to thank Prabaharan (E86) of ECF SL Chapter for his keen interest & follow up on this issue to make it happen.Read more...