Light of Life Trust is a non-governmental organisation established in 2002 by
Founder; Managing Trustee Villy Doctor, with a vision to transform the lives of underprivileged rural communities in India.
Light of life Trust through its holistic development approach is looking at supporting and strengthening the capacities of its beneficiaries to break out of the vicious generational cycle of poverty that rural India is reeling under.
Through its ongoing efforts, the organization is looking at building, a generation of youth who are literate, confident, and knowledgeable of the world in which they live and who are able to make effective career choices that would lead them to gainful means of livelihood and thus make them and their families financially independent and stable.
The Trust aims to empower these communities through an integrated model of
education, skill training programmes and health care in rural areas.
To transform lives of underprivileged rural communities in India,
To break the generational cycle of poverty, one life at a time.
At the centre of our projects are single parent, neglected, tribal and/or orphan
children from rural communities of India and their holistic development.
VILLY DOCTOR – Founder and Managing Trustee
An excellent teacher, an educationist, a psychologist, and a therapist, Villy Doctor is the founder of Light of Life Trust (LOLT) and Satyavati Spiritual Foundation. She is the co-founder of ‘Ormax’, a market research company that ranks among the leading three in India today. The former senior lecturer, St. Xavier’s College and former visiting faculty, Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai, she held the position of Head of the Department, Psychology, at Sophia College, Mumbai, for a decade.
Compassionate, gentle, humble, giving and committed, Villy Doctor founded Light of Life Trust in 2002 with a vision to break the generational cycle of poverty, one life at a time. Since then she has dedicated herself to transforming the lives of under- resourced rural communities, particularly women and children, thereby empowering them to live with dignity & self-respect.
Project Anando, initiated in 2005, sustains probable secondary school dropouts and equips them with skills to live in mainstream society, thus contributing to their all-round development. The project adopts the 3E approach of ‘Educate, Empower and Equip for Employability’. Post Std. X, it handholds them in making career choices and supports their higher education and vocational training under a programme called Anando Plus.
The School Empowerment Programme initiated in 2012, aims to enhance the quality of education imparted in rural secondary schools through training of teachers in effective classroom processes & modern teaching techniques. The active participation of all stakeholders encouraged to ensure the existence of a cohesive support system for children to complete their basic education.
Our Jeevan Asha Community Centres equip underprivileged rural women and girls and unemployed youth through livelihood training programmes thereby enhancing their income generating skills leading them to attain financial independence. The courses offered are – tailoring, beauty care, computers, electrician, journalism, health attendant, two wheeler & mobile repairing etc.
Primary Health Care
Medical Mobile Units, operating since 2012, provide primary health care services to remote rural parts and tribal hamlets having no access to any kind of medical facilities.
Environment Conservation Programme:
Initiated with an aim to provide additional source of income to poor farmers with the distribution and close monitoring of fruit bearing plants to them.
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