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...

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...

Scholarships to 10 needy students from St.John’s Vocational Training Center, Batticaloa

Published on 2021-06-20 @ 06:55:00 PM

Engineers Charity Fund recently donated a sum of Rs.240,000 ($1575.00) to St John’s Vocational Training Centre at Batticaloa to provide scholarships (Rs4000 per month) to 10 needy students for a 6 months term. Ten students have been selected by the Training Centre Management, considering their family background & financial situation for the proposed Scholarship Scheme. This is the institutions’s 3rd batch of students to receive ECF scholarships.This training centre is registered with TVEC of SL (Tertiary Vocational Training Commission) to provide vocational training courses for Computer Applications, Tailoring, Automobile Technicians, Refrigeration and Air Conditioner Technicians, Electrical Wiring and Installations, Computer Hardware Technicians, and Printing Technology.1. The Courses are for a period of six months.2. Followed by a six months on the Job Training (OJT) is also arranged by the Technical College after the initial 6 months training course is completed.3. A Vocational Training Course certificate is issued at the end of the 12 month period, once the students have been assessed by the TVEC assessors.The subsidised course fee varies from Rs1000 to Rs3000 per month and registration fee is Rs2000. Even though the training centre has allowed a “pay-later option before completing the course” scheme, some students from vulnerable backgrounds and poverty find it difficult to pay the fees. We are sure this Scholarship Scheme will encourage the deserving students to complete the vocational training course & find suitable employment. These Vocational Training Courses will provide a career path for the needy students who are unable to get University Admission to do the tertiary education.We with to thank S.K. Xavier (E78) (Principal) for his keen interest in helping the needy and disadvantaged students in our homeland.The committee thank and pass on our sincere gratitude to all the sponsors for their generous & kind hearted contributions towards this scheme.We are glad that ECF is able to help these students in this small way to follow their dreams. 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 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...

Donation of Furniture and Water Tank to Mandanai Tamil Mixed School in Thirukovil (Amparai District)

Published on 2021-01-30 @ 08:08:00 AM

Donation of Furniture and Water Tank to Mandanai Tamil Mixed School in Thirukovil (Amparai District) Tamil Engineers Foundation (TEF) donated $3750 (Rs499,750) to “LIFT” NGO based in Batticaloa to implement this project recently. The items were handed over to the Zonal Educational Director at an Event held on Friday 8 Jan 2021. LIFT also donated 115 special uniforms to the needy students at this event. Also please find the media release in the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_C-O0hmdOck&feature The committee thank and conveys our gratitude to all the donors for their generous & kindhearted contributions towards this worthy project. There are 181 students studying at this school at Grade 1 to 11 and they were experiencing shortage of table and chairs for the students and teachers and also facing water shortage during peak of summer. This school is functioning in a building which belongs to RDS for the last many years and they have made several requests to Department of Education for adequate furniture for the school children, but no positive response received to date. This village was badly affected during the ethnic conflict and about 90% of the people in this village are below the poverty line and many of them are women headed families. We are sure the new tables/chairs & water tank will greatly help the school staff and students for many years to come. It’s quite heartening to note that many of you came forward to financially support this project to make it successful. The committee thank V. Arrudsivah (E81) for coordinating this project with keen interest. Also, our big thanks to “LIFT” NGO for implementing this project effectively at short notice and completing the handing over event in great style. Read more...

Photocopier donation to a remote school in Amparai

Published on 2020-11-15 @ 08:11:00 AM

Tamil Engineers Foundation donated a sum of Rs.180,000($1385) to Komari Methodist Tamil Maha Vidyalayam in Amparai district (Eastern Province) to purchase a Photocopier.The school currently has an enrollment of 584 students from Grade 1 to 13. A business which owns the only photocopier in the village charges 10 rupees per copy and the students cant afford this as about 90% of the people in this village are living below the poverty line.Read more...

Donation to Hari Illam Orphanage Batticaloa to facilitate additional coaching classes

Published on 2020-10-18 @ 09:13:00 PM

Tamil Engineers Foundation donated a sum of $2500 (Approx. Rs 324,300) to Hari Illam Orphanage Batticaloa to fund for additional coaching classes in Maths, Science & English for grades 6 to 11 students. Due to the current pandemic worldwide, the orphanage is facing limited financial support from their regular donors. We are glad that TEF was able to make this donation to Hari Illam during this difficult time.There are about 56 children at this centre and 13 children from this orphanage are continuing their tertiary education at various Universities (including two students at Faculty of Engineering). TEF is supporting the children at Hari Illam for the last few years.We sincerely thank our donors for making this possible and our special thanks go to Shanmuga Anandan (E84) of Brisbane for his significant contribution to help the children at this orphanage.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 thank you all for your great support.Read more...

Donation to Kaddumurivukulam GTM School, Kathiraveli, Batticaloa

Published on 2020-10-18 @ 08:34:00 AM

TEF Victoria Chapter donated a sum of AUD 2500 to Singing Fish Old Students Association (SFOSA) to construct tube well and facilitate water supply to the overhead tank and for the renovate toilet facilities at Kaddumurivukulam G.T.M School Kathiraveli. This school is in a remote are in the Eastern Province.We sincerely thank TEF Victoria Chapter and Singing Fish Old Students Association (SFOSA) for implementing this project with keen interest.Read more...

TEF donated LKR. 250, 000 (Approx. $2000) to All University Students’ Development Association Vavuniya District to organize a IT and Science Exhibition (INOVIA 2020)

Published on 2020-05-07 @ 03:16:00 PM

TEF received a request recently from “All University Students Development Association of Vavuniya” to provide financial assistance to organize an IT and Science Exhibition for the secondary school students from the Vavuniya District. The objective is to give the rural school students of Vavuniya district an opportunity to enrich themselves in the fields of Information Technology and Science as this will help them to be aware of the technological advancements of the present world and also become an eye opener to embark on related studies to face the modern world. Another main objective is to provide a platform to these children to bring out their creative and innovative talents. Read more...

Prof. Thurairajah Memorial Quiz Competition for Year 10 and 11 Students from the Northern & Eastern Provinces

Published on 2020-03-20 @ 10:07:00 AM

Tamil Engineers Foundation donated Rs 388,570 (Approx. $3175.00) to fund a Quiz Competition in memory of Late Prof. Thurairajah.This Quiz Competition was organized by the staff & student union of Kilinochchi Engineering Faculty and conducted in the schools of seven districts, namely Killinochchi, Vavuniya, Mannar, Mullaitivu, Jaffna, Trincomalee and Batticaloa. Many schools from each of these districts have participated in this competition. TEF has funded a similar Quiz Competition in 2018 as well. Read more...

Donation to Kanniya Ravaneswaran Tamil Vidyalayam

Published on 2020-03-10 @ 05:46:00 PM

Tamil Engineers Foundation donated Rs 159,670.75 (Approx. $1400.00) to Trincomalee Kanniya Ravaneswaran Tamil Vidyalayam to provide books, shoes, socks and bicycles to the needy students. In addition, a faulty Photo Copier was repaired to working order by utilizing the balance funds.Read more...

Counselling sessions to victims of alcohol and drug abuse in Jaffna

Published on 2020-02-24 @ 10:09:00 PM

Tamil Engineers Foundation made a donation of Rs280,000 (Approx. $2280) to Rev. Dr. David. V. Patrick of Jaffna (Change Charitable Trust) to organize Alcohol Counselling Sessions in North to address the current Alcohol & Drug Abuse among the young generation in our homeland.Read more...

University Admission from the TESLA 2017 scholarship program - Update

Published on 2019-12-14 @ 10:21:00 PM

University Admission from the TESLA 2017 scholarship program - UpdateTamil Engineers Foundation provided scholarships to 5 high achievers in Kilinochchi area based on their GCE O/L exam results to continue their GCE A/L. These scholarships were provided from late 2015 for more than 2 years.The Killinochchi region does not have enough qualified GCE A/L teachers in Science and Mathematics stream, and the scholarship helped the selected students to pay for tuition fees and travel costs to follow A/L private tuition classes in Jaffna during the weekends and school holidays.TEF provided Rs 390,000.00 (Approximately $3250) (Rs.3000 per student for 26 months) to fund these scholarships to the selected 5 students for more than 2 years until these students sat for their GCE A/L in 2017.We are glad to inform that one of the 5 students (Susmitha) got admission into Medical Faculty in 2018, refer attached the University admission letters.Another student Adchika sat for the exams again in Aug 2018, despite gaining admission into University based on her 2017 results. She has now gained admission to a program of her liking. (Speech and Hearing Science at the University of Kelaniya).Third student Suvethiga got better results in her second attempt in Aug 2018 and she has got admission to do Physical Science at the University of Jaffna.Kanakaseelan Nishanthan got decent results in his 2018 exams (good enough to gain admission to Universities), but due to family situation, he chose not to apply for any Universities. TESLA coordinators were unable to contact him for a very long time. Just got hold of him recently, it's too late to lodge in the application for Universities. He will sit for the exams again in Aug 2020 in hopes of getting into Med School.We are glad that the Scholarships (Rs 3000 per month for 26 months) provided by TEF has brought great benefits in uplifting the education standard of these students of remote area and helped them gaining University admission to continue their tertiary education. It is heart-warming to see the real outcome of our humanitarian services.We thank SJC 87 Committee & their volunteers/ Staff for coordinating this scholarship program for more than 3 years with keen interest. Also, we pass on our best wishes to these students to continue their tertiary education to achieve their life time goals.We thank you all for your great support.“Don’t look for big things, just do small things with great love…. The smaller the thing, the greater must be our love.” » Mahatma GandhiRead more...

Scholarships to students at St.John's Vocational Training Center

Published on 2019-11-16 @ 07:21:00 AM

Scholarships to ten trainees at St. John’s Vocational Training Center BatticaloaTamil Engineers Foundation donated Rs240,185 ($1950.00) to St John’s Vocational Training Centre in Batticaloa to provide scholarships (Rs. 4000 per month) to 10 deserving students for a period of six months. Ten students have been selected by the Training Centre Management, considering their family background & financial situation for the proposed Scholarship Scheme. Some of the students lost one or both parents and the rest are below the poverty line. This is the 2nd batch of 10 students from this vocational training center to receive the scholarships from TEF.Read more...

“Educational Development Project” to help children at Paddalipuram, Muthur, Trincomalee.

Published on 2019-09-03 @ 06:52:00 AM

Tamil Engineers Foundation donated Rs217,500 (Approx. $1800.00) to fund educational material (books, stationery etc.) and class room furniture to the proposed education centre at Paddalipuram, Muthur.This project will facilitate basic education to children from the families of very low socio-economic levels from remote areas of Muthur and motivate/encourage the children to attend schools regularly.Read more...

Financial assistance to establish a Computer Lab at Vipulananda Central College, Karaitivu

Published on 2019-08-23 @ 11:25:00 AM

TEF received a funding request from the Principal & Teachers of Vipulananda Central College in Karaitivu to establish a computer lab at their school to teach the students of basic IT skillsThis school is situated in the Amparai District and one of the few Tamil schools in this area which needed this facility for a long time.Tamil Engineers Foundation recently donated $3250.00 (Rs 398,800.00) to provide 11 PCs & a Projector for this school to enhance the IT education standards of the students.Read more...

Revolving Loan Project - Distribution of bicycles to 22 school children from women headed families

Published on 2019-05-26 @ 07:24:00 AM

Tamil Engineers Foundation made a donation of Rs 368,000 (Approx. $3000) to CCYE (Centre for Child and Youth Empowerment) of Jaffna through Sivan Arul Illam (Dr. Jayamohan) in April 2018 to provide interest free loans to 25 women headed families to provide them new bicycles for their children to make their travel to school, tuition centers etc easily, This project was jointly funded by TEF & AMAF from the funds raised at the Brisbane Fundraising Event which was held in 2017. The loan amounts were fully recovered in the last 12 months.Read more...

Donation to Hari Illam Orphanage at Batticaloa - Additional Coaching Classes

Published on 2019-05-11 @ 10:32:00 PM

Tamil Engineers Foundation made a donation of Rs 323,900.00 ($2550.00) to Hari Illam Orphanage at Batticaloa to arrange additional coaching classes in Maths, Science & English for grades 8 to 11 students. It is noted that many students from this Orphanage (16 in total) have obtained University Admissions and continuing their tertiary education at various Universities which is a great achievement.Read more...

Donation to Two Schools in Trincomalee to purchase educational material (School Books, Stationery, Schoolbags etc) to the needy children

Published on 2019-03-31 @ 12:00:00 AM

Tamil Engineers Foundation made a donation of Rs196,226 ($1550) to two schools in Trincomalee to deliver educational material i.e. school books, stationery, school bags etc. to the needy children. Total Amount – Rs 196,226.00 (Equivalent to AUD 1550) was disbursed as follows Mullipothanai Vigneswara Vidyalayam - Mullippothanai Rs. 155,858.00 Sivashakthi G.T.M School - Thambalakamam - Rs 39,368.00Read more...

​Scholarships to students at St John's Vocational Training Centre at Batticaloa

Published on 2019-02-19 @ 12:54:00 PM

Scholarships to students at St John's Vocational Training Centre at BatticaloaTamil Engineers Foundation made a donation of Rs240,093 ($1859.00) to St John’s Vocational Training Centre at Batticaloa to provide scholarships (Rs4000 per month) to 10 needy students for a period of 6 months. Ten students have been selected by the Training Centre Management, considering their family background & financial situation for the proposed Scholarship Scheme. Some of the students have lost one or both parents and others are below the poverty line.At the end of the six months, TEF will reassess the situation & decide whether to extend the payment for the second term to the same students (on the Job Training) or to a new batch of 10 students.This training center is registered with TVEC of SL (Tertiary Vocational Training Commission) to provide vocational training courses for Computer Applications, Tailoring, Automobile Technicians, Refrigeration and Air Conditioner Technicians, Electrical Wiring and Installations, Computer Hardware Technicians, and Printing Technology.Read more...

Distribution of 9 new bicycles to the high achieving students who sat for the recent Grade 5 Scholarship Exam.

Published on 2018-11-20 @ 12:00:00 AM

Tamil Engineers Foundation provides child scholarships to approximately 100 children in North & East of SL. Most of these children have lost one or both of their parents during the troubles and live under poverty line. Some of these children are living at orphanages. These child sponsorship schemes are being implemented through many community organisations such as, · Sivan Arul Illam of Thiruketheswarm, · Mahadeva Archiramam at Kilinochchi · Karuvi Organisation at Jaffna · AATI – Australian Association of Trincomalee · Uravuchcholai at Kilinochchi · Jaffna Hindu College Group in VanniRead more...

Establishing Computer Laboratory @ Kalimahal Vidyalayam, Mulliyawalai

Published on 2018-06-21 @ 07:00:00 AM

Financial assistance to establish a Computer Laboratory at Kalaimahal Vidyalayam, Mulliyavalai. This project to establish a Computer Laboratory comprising 10 PCs at Kalaimahal Vidyalayam Mulliyavalai was jointly funded by Tamil Engineers Foundation and Care4Education of USA at a total cost of Rs290,000.00Read more...

Proposed Computer Lab at Nadeswara College at KKS, Jaffna - 10 PCs - Rs435,000.00

Published on 2018-06-21 @ 06:54:00 AM

Tamil Engineers Foundation made a donation of Rs 435,000.00 (Approx. $3625.00) towards establishing the Computer Lab at Nadeswara College at KKS. Several quotes were obtained and we managed to bring down the cost to Rs43,500 per PC from I7Computers @ KKS Road, Jaffna after lengthy negotiations.Read more...

St Joseph Vidyalayam, Columbuthurai, Jaffna - Donation of Teaching & Learning Equipments

Published on 2018-06-21 @ 06:50:00 AM

Funding of Teaching & Learning Equipment to St. Joseph Vidyalayam, Collumbuthurai, Jaffna . Tamil Engineers Foundation provided Rs 365,000 ($3034.00) to St. Joseph Vidyalayam, Collumbuthurai, Jaffna to donate the following items,Read more...

Educational Assistance / Child Sponsorship Scheme - Mahadeva Archiramam @ Kilinochchi

Published on 2017-06-04 @ 11:10:00 PM

Tamil Engineers Foundation provided Rs 288,000.00 ($2500.00) to Mahadeva Archiramam to extend our educational assistance/ child sponsorship to six children (Rs 4000 per month per child) for another 12 months period.Read more...

GCE O/L Coaching Classes to students at remote area of Batticaloa - Polonaruwa

Published on 2016-07-14 @ 10:06:00 PM

Funding for GCE O/L coaching classes for some students in Kaddumurivukulam was funded partly by TEF Queensland Chapter from the money raised at "Laughing O Laughing" program in late 2015, and HEALs Association partly funded this worthy cause.Read more...

GCE O/L Coaching Classes to students at Sampoor, Trincomalee

Published on 2016-07-14 @ 09:52:00 PM

Engineers Charity Fund Queensland Chapter, Canberra Tamil Association and other donors contributed funds towards GCE O/L coaching classes for the needy students at Sampoor, Trincomalee. This project was coorinated by Trincomalee District Development Association (TDDA).Read more...

TEF donated school books and stationary to Trincomalee affected school children

Published on 2016-02-10 @ 12:35:00 AM

Tamil Engineers Foundation made a donation of Rs 245,430.00 to provide school books and stationary to the needy and affected school children in the remote area of Trincomalee District. This project was fully funded from the part of money raised at the Laughing O Laughing fundraising program staged at Brisbane in Nov 2015 by TEF Qld Chapter.Read more...

TEF donated Photocopier Machines & Multimedia Units to Schools in Upcountry Area

Published on 2016-01-31 @ 06:32:00 PM

Tamil Engineers Foundation recently provided educational aid equipments to Kadawala Vigneshwara College, Ginigathena (Photo Copier Machine), Kuilwatta Tamil Maha Vidyalayam, Rozella (Multi Media Projector & Screen) and Fordyce Tamil Vidyalayam, Dickoya (Photo Copier Machine) – these schools are located in the central province where high population of tea estate workers live and uplifting the education is a vital part. The letters received from those schools illustrate the lack of facilities and the current condition of the schools and TEF noted those words with empathy and satisfied with this donation.Read more...

Donation for purchase a Multimedia Projector & Screen to Mahadeva Archiramam at Kilinochchi

Published on 2014-12-28 @ 10:23:00 AM

Tamil Engineering Foundation donated for purchase a Multimedia Projector and Screen to Mahadeva Archiramam at Kilinochchi for educational presentations/coaching purposes for the children at the centre.Read more...

PROPOSED STUDENTSHIP PROGRAMME AT E’FACULTY AT KILINOCHCHI

Published on 2014-05-22 @ 12:00:00 AM

Amount of $15,000 was deposited in a fixed interest as a Capital Fund to earn interest to the proposed studentship programme at the Engineering faculty at KilinochchiRead more...