KESST: Work Done

In these few years from inception, our small team was able to take up many activities to help educate underpriviledged children.

Important Announcement!

01.

Schedule for CDS and NDA/NA for 2021

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Combined Defence Services (CDS) exam twice a year to facilitate admission to Indian Naval Academy (INA), Indian Military Academy (IMA), Air Force Academy and (Army) Officers’ Training Academy (OTA).

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Kodagu Education and Social Service Trust (KESST)
96862 71311  /  94491 20027  / 97400 34902

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02.

UPSC Exam Schedule for 2021

Young men, while in Cl XII or after completing Cl XII, can opt to join National Defence Academy (NDA) or Naval Academy (NA), by appearing in the NDA entrance exam conducted by Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi, twice a year, in April and September.

For more details:
Kodagu Education and Social Service Trust (KESST)
96862 71311 / 94491 20027 / 97400 34902

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KESST: Work Done: What we have done so far





Some of the activities that we have taken up are as follows:

Assistance to students
Assistance to schools
Social Service
Assistance in preparation for competitive exams

Kodagu Education & Social Service Trust (KESST) - Report for 2020-21

Support for Education and Basic Quality of Life: 

In the financial year 2020-21, KESST has incurred an expenditure of Rs 11,89,577 to support 89 children, of which 51 are girls, in various stages of education and financial destitution.


Sainik School Coaching (for academic session 2021-22):

With schools being closed no formal coaching could be conducted. However, paid coaching for nine children was facilitated by arranging for teachers and class rooms in Kodava Samaja's Triveni School, Virajpet. The exam was rescheduled on account of the pandemic and conducted on 7th Feb 2021. For the first time the exam was conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). The spread of awareness and interest in admissions to Sainik School has been very encouraging. However, parents and children have to commence preparation for the entrance exam well in advance, even two years, to be able to get listed in the merit list (top 90 for boys and top 10 for girls in Class VI, and top 15 for boys in Class IX). The cut off marks for medical for general category children for Class 6 was 205-225 and for Class 9 was 290-310.


Awareness for Career Options in Defence:  

A webinar for career options in the defence was conducted under the aegis of SMS College, Arameri (Virajpet) on 24 December 2020. A workshop was also conducted at Oceanic College of Education, Bangalore, on 20 Feb 2021. Post the webinar and workshop many children reached out for personal clarifications. 


Recruitment under Army Sports Quota at Artillery Centre, Hyderabad with special emphasis for 37 Field Regiment (Coorg) on 7-8 Dec 2020:

In conjunction with 37 Field Regiment (Coorg), KESST organised screening, coaching for physical tests, diet and documentation for a group of candidates on 10 Nov 2020. Serving officers from Kodagu tool keen interest in coordinating and following up various aspect and support to KESST. KESST arranged for a KSRTC bus to transport the candidates and some guardians and also made arrangements for stay at Hyderabad. Many candidates became ineligible due to last minute revisions in age eligibility and validity of sports achievement certificates. Three candidates were shortlisted and have to appear in the written exam.


Coaching for written entrance exam for Army Jawan entrance:  

Army written entrance exam was scheduled for 28 Feb 2021. Coaching classes for candidates appearing for Army Jawan written exam (after clearing physical and medical tests) was conducted in from 15 Jan to 15 Feb 2021 at Gonikoppal at Lions School premises (28 candidates) and weekend classes at Anugra College premises in Kushalnagar from 03 Nov 2019 to 21 Feb 2021 (23 candidates). Unfortunately the test was cancelled at the last moment and fresh dates are awaited.


Opening of KESST Office at Virajpet on 1st Nov 2020:

Thanks to Kodava Samaja Virajpet, KESST opened its office in the old Kodava Samaja office building, adjoining Triveni School, on 1st Nov 2020. The office is open from 10am to 5pm from Monday to Saturday, and will be closed on Sundays and state government holidays.


Exemption under Section 80G of Income Tax Act:

Your contributions, however small, would go a long way in assisting KESST to support children in the programs listed above.

Kodagu Educational & Social Service Trust. (www.kodagueducation.com)

Bankers - STATE BANK OF INDIA, VIRAJPET

Account in name of - KESST

Account Number – Current Account 35865551488 (35865551488)

IFSC Code – SBIN0000950 (SBIN0000950)

PAN "AACTK 7566 R.

Contributions are exempted under Section 80G of Income Tax Act as per Approval No CIT(Exemption)/BANGALORE/80G/2018-19/A/10103 issued vide Order no ITBA/EXM/S/80G/2018-19/1013883857 (1) dt 29 Nov 2018. Donors are required to provide PAN Number, name as per PAN and full address to avail of 80G benefit.

Kodagu Education & Social Service Trust (KESST) - Report for 2019-20

Support for Education and Basic Quality of Life: 

In the financial year 2019-20) KESST has incurred an expenditure of Rs 11.33 Lakhs to support 81 children, of which 49 are girls, in various stages of education and financial destitution. 


Sainik School Coaching (for academic session 2019-20):

Eleven children were coached in Lions School, Gonikoppal. While all children passed the entrance exam none could figure in the final merit list. Analysis of the performance indicated the need for greater involvement of the parents and focus of children while filling the Optical Mark Reader (OMR) answer sheet.


Awareness for State & Central Civil Services Exam:  

KESST has been conducting Career Awareness Workshops (CA Workshop) covering fields of defence, civil services and sports. A workshop was conducted at Sai Shankar Educational Institutions, Ponnampet in Dec 2019. The awareness program has resulted in sharing of contact details of experts and numerous call have been received and one-on-one awareness sessions have been conducted. 


Special Maths Coaching:

KEEST, in conjunction with CIT Ponnampet, conducting Special Maths Coaching for competitive entrance exams (NDA and CET etc) for children of PUC and 1st year Engineering from 15 July 2019 to 15 August 2019 (27 students). Due to the disruption in the last week due to floods in South Kodagu, a special “catch-up” session was conducted from 06 Nov to 15 Nov 2019 (16 students).


Coaching for Army Jawan Written Entrance Exam & State Police Constable Entrance Exam:  

Coaching classes for candidates appearing for Army Jawan written exam (after clearing physical and medical tests) was conducted in from 4-15 Nov 2019 at Gonikoppal at Lions School premises (24 candidates) and Anugra College premises in Kushalnagar from 03 Nov 2019 to 16 Jan 2020(28 candidates for Army and one for police). Of the 52 candidates who underwent coaching for Army, 26 have confirmed that they have cleared the written exam and have reported for training.


Exemption under Section 80G of Income Tax Act:

Your contributions, however small, would go a long way in assisting KESST to support children in the programs listed above.

Kodagu Educational & Social Service Trust. (www.kodagueducation.com)

Bankers - STATE BANK OF INDIA, VIRAJPET

Account in name of - KESST

Account Number – Current Account 35865551488 (35865551488)

IFSC Code – SBIN0000950 (SBIN0000950)

PAN "AACTK 7566 R.

Contributions are exempted under Section 80G of Income Tax Act as per Approval No CIT(Exemption)/BANGALORE/80G/2018-19/A/10103 issued vide Order no ITBA/EXM/S/80G/2018-19/1013883857 (1) dt 29 Nov 2018. Donors are required to provide PAN Number, name as per PAN and full address to avail of 80G benefit.

Kodagu Education & Social Service Trust (KESST) - Report for 2018-19

Support for Education and Basic Quality of Life: 

In 2018-19 KESST incurred an expenditure of Rs 9 Lakhs to support 54 children in various stages of education and financial destitution. KESST got actively involved in providing material and monetary support to the landslide affected people in Kodagu district. Our trust members visited the affected areas alongwith other social organisations to assess the damages in the area. Support for Education of the needy being our main aim, we have provided material and monetary support totaling Rs 13.75 lakhs to landslide affected children (77 children). KESST also facilitated and supported the admission and administration of 127 children from the affected areas to be admitted to Sai Shankar (Residential) School, Ponnampet. All the 127 children are being provided free schooling and hostel facility, being supported by different organisations.  


Sainik School Coaching (for academic session 2019-20):

For the 2019-20 academic session 10 children were prepared for theSainik School entrance exam, out of which 7 boys took the exam, one boy, Pretham NG s/o Nagesh (servng solider) successfully cleared the admission process and will be joining the school in June 2019.


Career Awareness Workshops:  

KESST continued conduct of Career Awareness Workshops (CA Workshop) covering fields of defence, central and state civil services; and sports. Experts from different fields covered aspects of eligibility and preparation. In addition a comprehensive compilation of all options was provided in a booklet form. CA Workshops were conducted in Ponnampet (CIT) on 21st April 2018, at Mysore on 3rd June 2018 and at Sai Shankar Educational Institutions, Ponnampet on 16th Dec 2019. 


Special Maths Coaching:

KEEST, in conjunction with CIT Ponnampet, conducted Special Maths Coaching for competitive entrance exams (NDA and CET etc) for children of PUC and 1st year Engineering from 15 July 2018 to 18 August 2018. 


Coaching for Army Jawan Written Entrance Exam:  

Coaching classes for candidates appearing for Army Jawan written exam (after clearing physical and medical tests) was conducted in Dec 2018 at Gonikoppal at Lions School premises alongwith food and accommodation for out-station participants. Out of 29 participants, 12 confirmed that they have been placed in merit and have joined the Army.

Exemption under Section 80G of Income Tax Act:

KESST received approval for exemption under Section 80G of Income Tax Act whereby 50% of contributed amount would be excluded from taxable income of the contributor. (Approval No CIT(Exemption)/BANGALORE/80G/2018-19/A/10103 issued vide Order no ITBA/EXM/S/80G/2018-19/1013883857 (1) dt 29 Nov 2018.) Donors are required to provide PAN Number, name as per PAN and full address to avail of 80G exemption benefit.

Kodagu Education & Social Service Trust (KESST) - Report for 2017-18

Recent Activities 

The year 2017-18 was one of consolidation for KESST. The coaching program being conducted for the Sainik School Entrance exam, at Lions School Gonikoppal, continued. Support was enhanced for numerous children who are being provided quality education, and for destitute women and children to have a better quality of life.  


Sainik School Coaching (for academic session 2018-19)

The Management of Lions School Gonikoppal were happy to continue the special (coaching) class program. Eight eligible children underwent coaching from July 2017 till January 2018. 

In addition to the above, we coached other children for the personal interview. A total of three children, two in Class 6 and one in Class 9 have been selected to join Sainik School Kodagu, taking the total contribution to Sainik School to seven. Names of the successful children have been listed below: 

Name: Aiyappa AS | Family & Father: Achandira (late) Sampath
Class: 6 | Remarks: Lions School Coaching 

Name: Kirthan Kariappa | Family & Father: Chottangada Rupesh
Class: 6 | Remarks: Coached for Interview 

Name: Levin Bopanna | Family & Father: Kallichanda Harish Nanaiah
Class: 9 | Remarks: Coached for Interview 

Name: Laukic Aiyappa CB | Family & Father: Cheyakpoovanda Bopanna
Class: 9 | Remarks: Coached for Interview. Medically unfit. 


Change in Age for Class 6  

KESST efforts to change the eligible age for admission to Sainik School was partially successful. With effect from the next academic session (year 2019-20, entrance exam in Jan 2019), the age for Class 6 as on 31 March (of the year of admission) must be between 10 and 12 years. This will make children in Class 5 too eligible for the entrance exam. 


Awareness for State & Central Civil Services Exam 

KESST commenced conduct of Career Awareness Workshops (CAW) covering fields of defence, civil services and sports. The expert speakers covered aspects of eligibility and preparation. In addition, a comprehensive compilation of all options was provided in a booklet form. The first CAW was conducted on 29 October 2017 at Bangalore and Gonikoppal (Lions School) on 16 December 2017. 


Support for Education and Basic Quality of Life  

KESST incurred an expenditure of Rs Nine Lakhs to support 63 children (42 girls, 21 boys) in various stages of education and financial destitution.

KESST: Our Activities

  • Provide students financial assistance for fees and other school expenses.
  • Offer assistance to schools to acquire – computers and library books. 
  • Help students prepare for competitive entrance examinations.
  • Support families comprising single mothers and girl children.
  • Assist with job placement for single parents and students who graduate.

Assistance to students in Fees & Costs  

The assistance is provided in a sensitive manner by maintaining their need for a high degree of confidentiality. Other contributions in the form of laptops and desktop computers (used and new) and books, were coordinated from various IT professionals (and companies).  

We have been able to support some of the less-privileged families with financial assistance that varies from Rs 600/- per year for government-aided schools, to Rs 5000/- per year for children in private schools. 


Education – assistance to help students prepare for Competitive Entrance Examinations 

In 2015 and 2016, coaching was undertaken to prepare interested students for the entrance examinations to Classes 6 & 9 for the Sainik School, the National Defence Academy (NDA), and the Naval Academy (NA). 

Coaching in the subject of Maths, meant as preparation for the NDA and NA, is offered at the Cauvery College Campus in Gonikoppal, Kodagu.  


Assistance to Schools

Assistance in terms of infrastructure and equipment was arranged for schools.

Some of these schools are: 

  • Triveni School Virajpet - the fees of 25 students were paid by donors, and a school building worth Rs. 8 lakhs was constructed by one of the volunteers through her company.
  • AppachaKavi School, Ponnampet - fees for 22 students was contributed, a library was set up and computers donated. 
  • General Thimmaya School, Madikeri - five laptops were donated to the school. Books were arranged for the library.
  • Kakkabe School - contributions for fees were arranged.
  • Cheyandanne School - contributions for fees were arranged.
  • Shree Ramakrishna Sharadashrama, Ponnampet - A volunteer arranged for medical equipment worth more than Rs. 15 lakhs through the Corporate Social Responsibility funds of her Bangalore-based Software Company. 
  • Birunani College - funded furniture for college.
  • A gift of English Dictionarieswere arranged from the Rotary Club of Kushalnagar, to over 50 schools in Kodagu, Mysore and Bangalore.
  • Currently nearly 100 students are being supported, in various ways.

Social Service – supporting families with single mothers  

When we come across families with mothers who are widowed or divorced, and in financial difficulty, we arrange for jobs for the mother or other family members of working age. We also go out of our way to provide single mothers who have girl children, with the support they need.   

With the support that we provide, they are able to get better housing and support for the children’s continued education. Five such destitute families are currently being supported.

KESST: Latest Update

KESST has received 80G exemption for donations. Contributions are exempted under Section 80G of Income Tax Act as per Approval No CIT(Exemption)/BANGALORE/80G/2018-19/A/10103 issued vide Order no ITBA/EXM/S/80G/2018-19/1013883857 (1) dt 29 Nov 2018. Donors are required to provide PAN Number, name as per PAN and full address to avail of 80G benefit.

In 2018-19, Rs 13.75 lakhs was distributed to 77 Flood affected children. They were assisted for part annual fees and transportation costs (due to relocation) . We estimate over Rs 25 lakhs would be required in 2019-20 to support upto 150 children. Donations are welcome. 

KESST: About Us: Who we are

About Us:
Who we are

Kodagu Educational & Social Service Trust® was formed mainly to provide support to underprivileged families in Kodagu to educate their children.

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KESST: Work Done: What we have done so far

Work Done:
What we have done so far

In these few years from inception, our small team was able to take up many activities to help educate underpriviledged children.

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KESST: Contribute: Help us educate them

Contribute:
Help us educate them

You can support a needy child, or children by choosing an option
of your liking:
Sponsor, Adopt or Employ.

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KESST: Trustees: Concerned volunteers

Trustees:
Concerned volunteers

We felt the need to protect the future of children from financially weaker
backgrounds, and strengthen the vulnerable families in Kodagu.

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KESST: Report for 2020-21

The year 2020-21 started under the grim shadow of Covid-19,
 lock-downs and curfews, rampaging infection, suspension of educational classes,
 deaths and great uncertainty. By August 2020, life began limping back
to some kind of normalcy. Online classes commenced and children were kept occupied
with studies for some portion of the day. The brunt fell on parents
 who had to juggle with unemployment, reduction in incomes
 and keeping the children in good spirits.

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