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Founded Year: 2002
Cause category: Education
Charity Bib Status: Available
Light of Life Trust is a NGO established in 2002 and registered under Bombay Public Trusts Act, 1950, with a vision to transform the lives of the rural underprivileged people.
The organisation believes in strengthening and nurturing rural communities - the roots of the nation - by educating them, creating a holistic community living in a conducive environment and providing health care so that they flower into healthy, wholesome and happy individuals through integrated, sustainable social models which encompass the three critical areas, namely, Education, Community Development and Health, through the following three verticals:
- Project Anando (Education)
identifying and reinstating of rural underprivileged school drop-out children and their holistic development
- Project Jagruti (Community Development)
a holistic approach to create a community which can blossom with the emotional support and
interdependence of each other. The project aims to reach out to women, children and senior citizens
through the a community centre, a Children's Home and a Senior Citizens' Home along with a Mobile
Diagnostic Centre with a Mobile Medical Unit - at Tiware Village in Karjat Taluka.
- Project Aangan (Health)
Setting up of a hospice along with a Research & Development Wing in Uttan Village in Bhayander
Light of Life Trust, ever since the introduction of its Project Anando in 2005, has been working towards uplifting underprivileged rural children by reinstating them in schools and equipping them with skills to become independent and productive citizens. The goal is not just literacy but complete all round development of each child through a 3E Approach, i.e. Educate, Empower and Equip for employability, thus empowering the beneficiaries to take life changing decisions by choosing appropriate career paths. Light of Life Trust then was the only NGO to initiate such a programme to reinstate school drop-outs in the age-group of 11 years–18 years in the rural areas and have thus established as the pioneers in the field. The success of Anando programme is seen in the emerging new generation of confident, high aspiring and motivated young rural citizens, the commendable result of our continuous efforts with them.
Project Anando, has been able to impact the lives of over 9000 rural underprivileged children so far in 5 districts of Maharashtra. Currently, Project Anando is reaching out to over 3,500 children in 426 villages of five districts in Maharashtra.
All donations will be utilized towards Project Anando.
Prachi Pandharinath Kulkarni one of the first Anando beneficiaries secured 65% in B.Com. in 2012-13.
Prachi, a single parent child living with her mother in Khanda, Neral, is an Anando beneficiary since 2007. Her mother is working in a printing press earning Rs.1,500/- monthly.
Prachi completed SSC with support from Light of Life Trust and worked really hard towards a better future. Her mother was regularly counseled to ensure that family's financial situation would not put a halt to Prachi pursuing her dream.
In 2011, Prachi was selected for Rural BPO training organized by Light of Life Trust's Jeevan Asha Community Centre in collaboration with Kotak Education Foundation. Post training, she was appointed in Rural BPO set up at Community Centre itself as Computer Operator with a monthly salary of Rs.4,500/-.
In the final year of her graduation she resigned from her job to focus on her studies. She is currently employed with Matric BPO Centre at Akurle, Karjat at a monthly remuneration of Rs.5,000/-.
Prachi's determination, her mother's confidence and LOLT's in-depth intervention made it possible for her to achieve this success. She is supporting her mother and pursuing her future dream of ultimately working in the banking field.
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