Light of Life Trust

Mission; To realize the untapped potential of India's rural communities and empower them through various programmes leading to their overall growth and development. Objectives: - To uplift disadvantaged children by reinstating them in schools - To provide care and shelter to the homeless, orphaned children - To support & equip for employability destitute, abandoned or widowed women. - To give a life of dignity and respect to the aged. - To make available easy and affordable access to health services to bring in behavioural change regarding existing misconception on health issues, leading to early diagnosis and therapeutic intervention for primary health related ...

Light of Life Trust
181, Digital Planet
Hill Road, Bandra (West)
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050
India
+912226557792
http://www.lightoflifetrustindia.org

Board of Directors

Manoj Murarka, Gayatri Ruia, Sujal Shroff, Villy Doctor, Jitendra Mehta

Project Leaders

Kamal Damania

Mission

Mission; To realize the untapped potential of India's rural communities and empower them through various programmes leading to their overall growth and development. Objectives: - To uplift disadvantaged children by reinstating them in schools - To provide care and shelter to the homeless, orphaned children - To support & equip for employability destitute, abandoned or widowed women. - To give a life of dignity and respect to the aged. - To make available easy and affordable access to health services to bring in behavioural change regarding existing misconception on health issues, leading to early diagnosis and therapeutic intervention for primary health related issues and life-threatening diseases. - To create a Hospice for the terminally ill, that they may live their last days in peace and comfort.

Programs

Projects The organization aims to enrich and empower people's lives by integrated, holistic, sustainable social models which encompass three critical areas through 3 verticals, namely, (1) Project Anando, (2) Project Jagruti and (3) Project Aangan. (1) Project Anando (Education): In order to realise the untapped potential of India's rural children, recognize them as a major human resource and empower them, the Anando Project was initiated in 2005 with 25 children, with the belief that no child should be forced to drop out of school. The goal was not just literacy, but the complete all round development of each child. Project Anando is implemented based on the 3 E approach: a. Educate - Anando beneficiaries are supported to complete their education and equipped with skills to enable them to become self sufficient. Educational inputs (especially in English & Mathematics) are provided through Student Friendly Supplementary Education Programmes (SFSEP) to ensure students get the necessary inputs to perform well in the exams. b. Empower - weekend workshops focused on self growth, personality development and building confidence. c. Equip for Employability - Anando Plus supports deserving children to take a decision post state level exams on the career/ vocational training they want pursue. Those students desirous of continuing higher education are also supported and helped to seek the admissions to colleges in their fields of interest. Career opportunities are enhanced by networking with vocational guidance and training institutes as well as corporate houses and entrepreneurs to enable student placements. Project Anando has been able to develop active partnership with local Government Education Department & school authorities leading to permissions being granted to hold SFSEP classes & Anando programmes in the school premises on a daily basis without cost. The Project has also received excellent cooperation & support from School management and teachers to ensure our beneficiaries sustain their efforts. School representatives are always present for all the programmes and activities organized by LOLT in the local areas and express the valuable contribution being made by the Trust in the lives of the beneficiaries in open forums. Project Anando has been replicated in five districts of Maharashtra namely Raigad (Karjat, Alibaug & Mangaon Taluka), Jalna (Badnapur, Mantha, Jalna & Ambad Taluka), Washim (Manora, Mangrulpir, Karanja & Malegaon Taluka) and Nandurbar. In Mumbai District, it reaches out to the urban slum children in Worli, Mumbai. (2) Project Jagruti (Community Development): Project Jagruti is 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 setting up of a community centre, a children's home and a home for senior citizens in Karjat. It will also set up a Medical Diagnostic Centre for the benefit of the local communities residing in and around Karjat. Project Jagruti is being set up on the 23 acre plot of land acquired by Light of Life Trust in Tiware village 6 kms from Karjat Railway Station. The following are the components of Project Jagruti: (a) Jeevan Asha - Community Centre - The Centre aims to provide opportunities to underprivileged rural women, girls & unemployed youth to equip them with income generating skills leading to them attaining not only financial independence but also an increased self confidence and esteem and in turn enable them to brighten the future of their children and the local community at large. The Community Centre has been commissioned in September 2011 and various livelihood training programmes are being conducted since then at the Centre. A list of training programmes conducted at the Centre are at Annexure (IV). (b) Children's Home - To provide a safe and healthy environment for orphaned children, conducive to their growth and development under the guidance of surrogate parents. (c) Senior Citizens' Home - To provide a congenial atmosphere for the elderly where a happy environment would lead to a meaningful life complete with good physical health and mental stability. (d) Medical Diagnostic Centre & Medical Mobile Unit - To provide efficient, reliable and accessible medical diagnostic facilities to the local population in and around Karjat. This facility will greatly ease the lack of Diagnostic centres in the area. (3) Project Aangan (Health): Project Aangan envisages setting up of a hospice in Uttan Village in Bhayander, a distant suburb of Mumbai City on the Western Railway Line to provide residential care and comfort to about 150 terminally ill so that they live in environment of love during their last days of life. A Research & Development Wing is also proposed to be set up to look at alternate healing therapy for the terminally ill. The project will comprise of comfortable residential facilities and catering facilities, along with Centres for Yoga, Gym, Musical Therapy and Meditation and has been planned as a green project. Light of Life Trust felt the need to establish a hospice in view of very few such facilities available in and around Mumbai, despite there being large number of terminally ill who have nowhere to go but to continue bearing the pains silently before they breathe their last.

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