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Accelerate India Foundation Trust has successfully completed another notable year in making its next level progress in accelerating the skills and capabilities of youthexpanding its focus on youth empowerment, urban/rural livelihood development throughfocused development centers for social welfare. The enormous blessings from Almighty, all the existing and newindividual donors,our corporate & CSR partners and their receptiveness to our mission and goal with dedicated service from the staff and volunteers has increased our confidence in achieving greater commitment for the Trust objectives. Below is a small video of the events organized by AIFT.

2019 & first half of 2020, as we all know has been a different time for the country, one filled with new experiences, natural calamities/disasters, Wuhan virus spread, geo-political and economic instability globally. Our heartfelt sympathies to all those who have lost their loved ones, suffered economically and otherwise in these tough times. These times & situations have made us much more committed to our cause and the way we acted and executed our plans in this year. What we did would not have been possible without your generous support. I would like to thank once again everyone for their continued support and cooperation, the Trustees here with present the Annual Report of Accelerate India Foundation Trust for the year 2019-20.

Accelerate India Foundation Trust ensures high possibility for having dignified lives for oursociety by providing various training & development centers. Today, India is one of the youngest nations in the world with notably sizable percentage of population in the adolescent and young age group. The “demographic advantage” has to be utilized only with the skilled workforce for the gain of nation’s economy and social welfare. Evidently, India has the potential and proven capability to develop and transform skilled manpower matching to the demand needed domestically and internationally. Promptly acting on this opportunity, Accelerate India Foundation Trust has set its mission and goal in providing training & focused development centers for the yearning youth,vicenarions&tricenarions thereby enabling themin getting desired jobs, self-employment, becoming entrepreneur & pursuing livelihood opportunities reducing theiranxiety in these uncertain times and ensuring social sustainability at the same time.

Legal Status

Accelerate India Foundation Trust (AIFT : https://accelindiatrust.com/) is a charitable registered public Trust in Karnataka registered under Indian Trust Act 1882 with Registration Number BK-IV-155/17-18. It is registered with Income Tax Department under 12 A and received the Certificate No ITBA/EXM/S/12 AA/2018- 19/1015108529( 1). It has also been approved under section 80G(5)(vi) of IT Act 1961 on 17th Sep, 2019 Vide Reg No CIT (Exemptions) Bangalore/80 G/2019-20/A/10059. It is a Trust registered in GoI NGO site Darpan (https://ngodarpan.gov.in/) and can receive funds from GoI sponsored research, CSR and other projects

Regd : #92, 2nd Main, 2nd Cross, CIL Layout Sanjay Nagar, Bangalore 560 094,
Current Office : #44, Sanjay Nagar Main Road, Aswath Nagar, Bangalore 560 094

Telephone : + 91 9845205321
E-mail : aifttrust@gmail.com

Vision & Mission

Just to reiterate, our vision & mission is to create an environment for obtaining necessary competencies and awareness to develop the desired technical, functional & entrepreneurship and life skills through our Training & Development Centers for young, adolescent and other needy aspirants.

Following would provide an overview of our focus:

ACTIVITIES PROGRESS SUMMARY Apr 1st 2019-July 31st, 2020

Some of the key highlights of till this date are:

  • The year started with our annual trust event, which was held on 20th April, 2019 inviting our donors, supported entrepreneurs, trained and employed youths, corporate supporters etc. Our chief guests were : Prof V. Rajaraman, Padma Bhushan, a distiguished professor of Computer Science in India and was responsible to bring computer education to India &Sri K. S. Venkatesh Murthy, Jyotish Acharya, Mattur Sanskrit Village, Shivamogga. It was a memorable event attended by 120 people. The photographs can be seen in Events Section
  • Total youths covered for skill development & employment has exceeded 125 people, including entrepreneurs, self-employment & corporate supported placements or enabling services needed by them from AIFT office. We would like to thank AIFoundry & Meru Mathi Trust who have donated monthly to support employment for 8 people throughout from Sep’19 onwards. Our other development centers also increased employment for several rural and urban youth.
  • One of the donors initiated an annual 25 school kids school kit support program for needy kids. The donation has been moved to an FD to support this activity annually.
  • On Traditional Science Preservation development center we had a major breakthrough, with a very well-known HNI, supporting an 18 month research program, named TK4GH, traditional Knowledge for Good Health for all, to build a comprehensive traditional knowledge and AYUSH practices based personalized decision support system for common person use.
  • • Disaster Relief & rehabilitation remained a focus area given the devastating rain in North Karnataka, Medikeri & Kerala in Aug-Oct. Supported through individual donors and our Secretary, C V Kamath’s Walk of Faith we supported nearly 600 students in Belagavi covering various primary schools to distribute school kits. The photographs can be seen in Events Section
  • Covid Disaster Relief Projects
    • We associated with Diya Ghar Trust in joining hands to support Covid 19 Relief Bangalore operations. With our individual donors support & Diya Ghar Foundation support AIFT distributed ration kits to 2020 families to various slum dwellers, migrants, under privileged, daily wage worker families of Bangalore. We started this activity on 3rd April and are continued to deliver the help effectively in Yelahanka area, Thavarekere Magadi Road, Bagalur, Chikkabanavara, Kandavara, Chikkaballapura, Dibburrajankunte, Vidyaranyapura, MS Palya, HosabaluNagara, Jakkasandra , etc, till 4th May, the day when Lockdown was lifted partially in Bangalore. We would like to thank Ms. Saraswati of DiyaGhar, Saurabh & Pratap from PotHoleRaja who enabled us to take care of this distribution.
    • We are privileged to be supported by HCL Foundation (HCLF) & Humanitarian Aid International (HAI) who partnered with us on another key COVID relief project in Bangalore. The project covered 263 underprivileged families for ration and hygiene kit distribution in June & 937 protective kits distribution for healthcare & disinfection workers in July across various BBMP wards. We would like to acknowledge support of BBMP in supporting us for these activities. The project will now focus on Livelihood support for~ 300+ people from under privileged, daily wage and migrant communities to build a sustainable livelihood, as we come out of this crisis slowly.We would like to thank Ms. Tarini Ross, Mr. Sudhanshu Singh & Mr. Prusty from HAI for their full support in the project. We would want to acknowledge Mr. S. Joshua, Mr. Marshal. K and Ms. Shruti. M from HCL Foundation who have been constantly supporting the initiative.
    • AIFT distributed 5000 cotton masks for SSLC school children for the exams in Chamarajnagar district, which were also manufactured locally giving employment to self-help group women during the lock down period. We received DC appreciation letter for the same. We would like to thank Ms Nikita, AC Kollegal for connecting us to the education department and Textile department deputy-directors of Chamraj Nagara district to enable the same. Below is a copy of an appreciation letter sent by the AC of Chamarajnagar, Dr. M. R. Ravi. Click here to open enlarged view
    • For all these initiatives, we would want to thank all individual donors, AIFT staff, mentored startups in our development centers/volunteers from HealthBot, Swachha Society, AllStax, Gnarus WaterSenz, Flosbella Garden, etc., specially to name Jaykishor Bhanja, Nanda K, Parankusha Seshadri, Thejas. P. Rajesh Babu, Divya Bharathi, Chethan. N, Madhu. B & Harisha. B who have worked selflessly for all these activities and will remain our stars at all times.

Next Steps

As we move forward to second half of 2020-21, our focus will be to scale on the identified development centers above to achieve and accelerate our objectives. We would also look at opportunities to create newer job & livelihood opportunities for the society working with our industries, corporates, entrepreneurs and other social organizations given the challenging times ahead.

Our focus will be to scale the impact from each of our development centers to as many lives as possible. We expect to touch 7200 families in one way or the other through our training & development centers ensuring a respectable, healthy & happy life while enabling Atmanirbhar Bharat through youth empowerment.

We want to take this opportunity to thank all our 200+ individual donors, corporate doners and social organizations partners who have contributed generously to our objectives and supported us. We continue to look forward to their support for us at AIFT. It will not be possible for us to be at this stage or scale further without active support of our team & staff, volunteers, mentors, our CA team, legal advisors, well-wishers, partners & vendors. We are fortunate to have all of you as our supporters and will work hard and achieve our next milestones with your continued support.