About EL'EN Education Trust

EL’EN Education Trust is a general purpose charitable trust registered under the Registrar of Societies, Govt of Karnataka in Nov 2000.  Donations to the Trust is eligible for Exemption from Income Tax under Section 80G(5)(vi) of the Income Tax Act.  

Mission:  To establish, develop, maintain, provide aid or grant to medical institutions, child welfare centres, educational and research establishments, provide scholarships, supply study materials to students, promote science, fine arts, preserve historical monuments, parks, health clubs, dharamshalas, home for the aged, grant aid for relief assistance in manmade or natural calamities. 

Primarily, a General Purpose Charitable Trust with a charitable mission regardless of caste creed or religion.

Brief Activities: On a path set by the legendary late Indian Air Force veteran LN Ghosh who set standards in alleviating poverty with a vision for an institutionalized application of relief, EL’EN Education Trust came into existence to provide sustainability to that mission.   The NeWave School for financially restricted children was functional in Bangalore for over 16 years and now moved into a technology center for youth and women at the Rural HQ in West Bengal. Besides educating the need for Financial Security of defence persons post retirement, initiatives in energy technologies on solar, wind, biogas and hydrogen renewable energy resources has been a key objective of the Trust. 

Management

The Board of Trustees are from a diverse group of people who have a common interest in progressing the objectives of the Trust.       The Managing Trustee is Veteran Col RN Ghosh (Retd).

Membership

Membership of the Trust is open to all irrespective of caste, creed or religion.  

REVIEW OF ACTIVITIES

In addition to the continued support to the Lakshmi Griha Hostel for poor students where about 14 poor youth benefited from the Trust initiatives, the batch of youth entrepreneurs were with payment of college fees and provided alternate vocational trade employment to earn while completing formal diploma in EC engineering.  Another child of a veteran has been supported for his engineering education.  One group of youth entrepreneurs have been supported to design and develop a wearable Braille device that will enable the visually disabled to digitally enabled on the move.

Energy efficiency using all renewable resources to precipitate sustainable habitat with the primary objective to a mass grass root adoption of green strategies as an initiative to mitigate the impact of climate change concept of FREE Energy FIRST.

Power of Giving again worked wonders   

When one of our trustees saw this article in the Deccan Herald, the required funds was instantaneously donated by those who could respond to the requirement. We now look forward to Reeta participating in Budapest World championship, perhaps win a medal for India.

 Spiderman Manikandan continued on a winning spree around the World winning US National Adaptive Championships and Silver at Imst, Austria.  

With a view to prevent cancer by an early detection, a camp was carried out through the free services of the Cancer Society of India in Janapanahalli Village in June 18, to discern an alarming pattern of 10 in 60 sample screened.  These potential high risk populace will be assisted to get themselves checked in specialties hospitals in Bangalore and efforts to involve Panchayat responsibility and penetration will be evaluated in concert with the existing govt health programs. 

Using our outreach through the cancer society of India, interaction with schools in our skill development programs, the trust is developing a partnership with Vitamin Angels to distribute free of cost  Vitamin A, de-worming tablets and multi vitamins to children as a part of WHO and Govt of India initiative in eliminating Vitamin A related severe health impact. 

The trust continued to support R&D of Blank Solutions who have been working on developing a wearable Braille reader integrate the visually impaired persons to seamlessly integrate into the digital financial transition.  While screen readers and voice activated tools have already changed lives, this device will enable them exercise the security required to dissuade fraudsters take advantage of their limitations. 

Their project has been selected for the first round of funding by Millennium Alliance through FICCI. They also received funding from NASCOM for the project.

The teams were networked with a number of institutions that are imparting life and professional skills to these differently enabled persons and were enamored by student projects of Enable India in

which on team were physically out in the field to motivate visually impaired to open bank accounts and learn to operate ATMs. We look forward to more developments in this arena. 

The Trust Joint Secretary celebrated their daughters birthday in an orphanage, and it was so exhilarating for all the participants that it has set a trend that will bring happiness in a unique manner for all those who can enjoy the pleasure of sharing a great day with those who can appreciate the value of such an event.

Activities in 2018-19

In addition to the continued support the NeWave Kindergarten and Nursery School and the Lakshmi Griha Hostel for poor students where 25 children and about 14 poor youth benefited from the Trust initiatives.    One youth entrepreneur has been supported with payment of college fees and provided alternate vocational trade employment to earn while completing formal diploma in EC engineering.  

A group of thinkers donated Rs 50,000/- to the Sanskrit University in Melkote.  Another Rs 50,000/- has been collected for another donation to the university in this financial year.  

With the inclusion of Sports Climbing as another event in the 2020 Olympics, a stimulus generated Rs 20 Lakh to support our Champion Manikandan to aim for the Gold for India in the Paralympics.  Spiderman Manikandan has been on a winning spree wresting 11 medals for India since his first introduction to the trust.  Cheers and Best of Luck Mani.

Activities in 2017-18

In addition to the continued support the NeWave Kindergarten and Nursery School and the Lakshmi Griha Hostel for poor students where 25 children and about 14 poor youth benefited from the Trust initiatives.    One youth entrepreneur has been supported with payment of college fees and provided alternate vocational trade employment to earn while completing formal diploma in EC engineering.  

The Trust has now focused on energy efficiency using all renewable resources to precipitate sustainable habitat with the primary objective to a mass grass root adoption of green strategies as an initiative to mitigate the impact of climate change.

The Trust is making conscious efforts to harness the ‘power of giving’ to create an awareness of the concept of FREE Energy FIRST.     Deployments of DiyaStar and Biogas Digesters are being sponsored by donors for public spaces with high footfall so that the beneficiaries can see proof of performance and replicate the same in their habitat to usher in sustainability.  Towards this, a popular tourist destination in the heritage city of Mysore (Chamundi Hills) where grid power is used conventionally has been replaced with the DiyaStar renewable energy interface to sequester    It is proposed to deploy this technique extensively across all places of worship, irrespective of caste creed or religion.  

Donations are being sought for reducing energy bills of under privileged institutions such as orphanages and schools for the differently abled.

Two bio digesters have been donated (one to BBMP and other to the Patients Mess at the Command Hospital Air Force)  to educate the Bangalore populace on waste to wealth option to not only dispose waste at the point of generation, but also capture methane being released from the rapidly deteriorating wet waste.  Such measures if adopted by the micro communities such as apartment complexes will not only reduce expenditure of collection and disposal by the public utilities, but also eliminate the medical risk of health workers ‘pourakarmikas’.

The Trust has also sponsored a ‘Robotricks’ competition where 15 teams will participate on 21 Feb at a college fest which is conventionally attended by over 10,000 students from over 70 colleges in Bangalore.