Charitable Trusts

Everest Foods Charitable Trust

Corporate Social Responsibility is the Charitable Trust of Everest Spices that has consistently supported LSF in early rural education projects and events over the last few years. In the current year 2021-22, the Trust is funding & supporting the Covid Education relief project and Education at Your Doorstep – a project which provides developmental learning to about 300 early and primary-level children in 6 villages from Wada & Bhiwandi.

Chirag Rural Development Foundation

LSF welcomed this solar lighting initiative even when it started in as a college project from HR college Mumbai, taking it to 1000’s of village homes that were off the grid in the remote locations of Wada and Vikramgad areas in Palghar District. Recently, Project Chirag, as it is more popularly known, associated with LSF to light up more than 300 village homes in the Dahanu and Jawhar areas, and also transformed the energy systems of a remotely located rural school in Varsale, near Jawhar in the Palghar district.

Edelgive Foundation  (2015-20)

LSF made significant inroads into early education and observed  prominent results from the entertaining interactive learning sessions initially devised and run by rural educated youth volunteers. In 2015, the project was discussed with the Edelgive Foundation and thereon it was consistently funded & supported over a 5 year period. The effort culminated into an education model for Anganwadi children aged 3 to 6 and capacity building training for Anganwadi teachers, that can be replicated all over Maharashtra.

Kishore Musale Charitable Trust (2015-20)

The social service arm of the Astarc Group of companies associated with LSF in 2015-16 with a pilot effort of setting up and running a computer centre in a Zilla Parishad school in the Palghar district, to enable rural middle-level school students to learn basic computing. In the following four years, the project expanded to set up and run 15 such computer centres across the district, imparting basic computer education to over 3000 students. The Trust also consistently funded the English language development project with the use of syllabus-based animated software in 40 Zilla Parishad schools of Palghar Taluka.

Rotary Club of Downtown Sealand (2018-21)

In 2018, the Rotary Club of Downtown Sealand based in South Mumbai carried out a massive project of installing Smart TVs with E-Learning software created by Kompkin. Around 200 smart TVs were installed in Zilla Parishad schools across the Wada Taluka of Palghar district, and LSF was its key partner & associate in performing need assessment surveys, installation of Smart TVs, and monitoring the project for about 2 ½ years from January 2019 onwards. 

Ion Foundation

The social arm of Ion exchange has consistently funded the program of Eteach English in Wada Taluka where LSF ran capacity building programs for local Zilla Parishad teachers and handheld the development of English language in schools for 4 years from 2016-20.

United Way, Mumbai

LSF has been supported by the United Way, Mumbai in the last decade for various community development projects such as solar lighting, setting up book libraries and community awareness events in the Wada Taluka of Palghar District.

Lions Club of Juhu (2014-16)

In 2015, a massive refurbishment & renovation of Anganwadis was taken up by the Lions Club of Juhu for Bhiwandi Taluka with many corporate entities contributing the funds needed for renovating over 50 Anganwadis, transforming the learning environment for the early rural learner. LSF was closely associated with this project from its inception - performing need assessment surveys, working on the ground facilitating civil work and performing post-renovation installations in the Anganwadis, as well as monitoring outcomes. The Lions Club of Juhu also funded the renovation of the Zilla Parishad school in the Gorad village neighbouring the LSF centre alongside donating computers and solar lighting systems.

Bombay Community Public Trust (2012-17)

Mr. Astad Parakh, a senior Rotarian and businessman from South Mumbai formulated the idea of creating engaging English learning software for underprivileged primary school children in Mumbai. For rural areas, English E-Teach, so they could learn better English, and join mainstream careers. The project was taken up by the Bombay Community Public Trust as the principal body and its rural implementation was assigned to LSF across the Thane and Palghar district, between 2012-16.