Nai Umang (New Enthusiasm)

The project is designed to instil a new enthusiasm among the children and adults in the Mushahar community of North India. This community belongs to one of the lowest castes that is deprived of education, health and employment. As a result, their living standard is below the poverty level and the community feels insecure in itself. The project aims to educate all unschooled and school dropout children and make sure they go to school. In the caste ridden state the children at times are not allowed to sit together with other children from higher caste and as a result they sit outside the class room or quit their studies. The project is engaged in teaching children from all age groups in the 3Rs (Read, Write and Recite) together with mathematics. It is also teaching children and members of the community about the importance of good health and hygienic living lifestyle. The project also plans to teach the community various income generation skills whereby they can have additional incomes in their families and they are able to come above the poverty level amongst the Mushahars.


For over two decades TFGTI has been actively engaged in national emergencies, be it natural or man-made calamities. It has risen to the occasion and assisted millions of victims with emergency needs and thereafter in rehabilitating them. It is also working towards mitigating the same. Prominent among our involvement have been the following few;

  1. February, 2021 – Till date: Second wave of COVID Pandamic

The second wave or COVID spread rapidly and took the entire country in its grip. On 25 March, 2021 India announced that a new variant of the coronavirus had been detected from samples collected from different states. It is the worst ever and has taken the entire country in its grip 2.5 Crore had been infected and nearly 2.75 lakh deaths. (you can mention about black fever, the post effect of covid-19)

Responding to this great challenge, TFGI has started distributing a) Dry ration of one month to thousands of families, b) Provided medical kits to check the spread and contain the infection, c) Provided financial assistance to cash help to people in need of medical care in hospitals and at homes. D) Provided financial assistance many families including those that lost one or more members of their families, D) Provided small business funds to hundreds of families, E) Provided hands on training to many women so that they can earn and support their families during this tough times, F) Provided financial support to carry out the last rites of those who were deceased, G). It is also giving  Our target is to assist at least 5000 families in various states of India.   

  • 26 May, 2021 – Disaster Yass – Bengal and Orissa

On May 26, 2021 Cyclone Yaas hit the  low-lying areas in East Midnapore and West Midnapore and West Bengal, India. The Full Gospel Trust of India responded to the needs of the suffering people. In Sundarban area and Kolkata region we supplied dry ration to hundreds of family and gave them medical supplies too.

  • 1st May, 2020 – Disaster Fani – Orissa

Fani was an extremely severe cyclonic storm, India’s strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall near Puri, Odisha on Friday the 1st May, 2020. It was the worst in 20 years. This disastercaused widespread damage and resulted in loss of lives of many.

Responding to the situation and need of the victims, the TFG Trust assisted the victims in the village Pipli of Puri District. It supplied dry ration for one month to 150 families that consisted of Rice, Atta, oil, flattened rice, jaggery, lentils, candles, match box and emergency solar torches. We also supplied house construction materials like 9-12 Asbestos sheets for each of 100 families.

  • 16 May 2020 – Disaster Amphan – Orissa and Bengal

Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan was a powerful and catastrophic tropical cyclone that caused widespread damage in Eastern India, specifically West Bengal and Odisha. It was formed on 16 May 2020 and dissipated on 21 May 2020. The areas affected included coastal belts of West Bengal and ‎Odisha.

Responding to the situation and need of the victims, the TFG Trust assisted the victims in the villages of Balasore District in Odisha and Midnapore district of West Bengal. It supplied dry ration for one month to 300 families that consisted of Rice, Atta, oil, flattened rice, jaggery, lintels, candles, match box, even when the threat of COVID-19 was lurking large in those areas. 

  • March, 2020 – COVID-19 Pandemic

In December 2019, COVID-19 was first identified in Wuhan, China, as a respiratory tract infection causing symptoms, such as fever, chills, dry cough, fatigue, and shortness of breath. The first case of COVID-19 in India was reported on 30 January 2020 in Kerala. On 14 March, India reported its first two COVID-19 related deaths. What began at a slow pace, took the whole country in its grip. Soon this turned into a pandemic as had been other parts of the world. As a populous country the suffering of Indians were very high as the pandemic spread like a wild fire.

In a situation such as this, TFG Trust decided to come to the rescue of as many they can. They started distributing dry ration for one month to each family without wasting time and after obtaining permission from the state governments to distribute the supplies.  

Before we started distribution in kind, we carried out awareness programmes in all these places by distributing sanitizers, masks, soaps and lots of pamphlets and posters about the Pandemic.

TFG Trust, during the Pandemic, last year, has served 2,09,476 cooked meals and delivered 68,936 essential grocery kits (or one month’s dry ration for a family of 5 adults). This was done in the various states of India namely – Haryana, Delhi, U.P, Punjab, Kashmir, Orissa, Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and MP.

The Full Gospel Trust of India’s sister concern received an appeal by the NITI AYOG, Government of India (The apex body for the Charities in India) to assist the government at the time of crisis. As we did that, the Ayog appreciated our work and gave a commendation letter after a passage of time.

We have also fed the fleeing and migrating population at various points in North India, they cooked food and supplied to the hungry and needy at their door step. They also fed thousands of families from 7 North Indian states in India for one whole month in August, 2020.

These engagements of our Trust have brought relief to many thousands of families and all its members.

  •   June, 2017 – Fire in Mumbai Slums

A sudden fire broke out in Mumbai slum in 2017 during the summer times and 900 people lost their shanties. All their belongings were lost and children were worst affected. In a situation like this, our TFG Trust was the first one to supply immediate relief, food items and other essential items to nearly 1600 victims and their families. We distributed food to them for over a month and supplied house construction materials like tarpaulin sheets etc. As a result, all these victims stand rehabilitated and have been back to their normal life once again. Top of Form

  •  4 September 2014 – Kashmir Floods

Kashmir valley faced widespread floods and landslides due to incessant rainfall and cloudbursts in September 2014. In response to this disaster The Full Gospel Trust of India went to Udhampur and helped 200 families with dry ration for one month. We also constructed 50 houses and one community hall for the people living on the outskirts of Udhampur city in the district of Jammu in J&K state.

  • July, 2011  Orissa Floods

Orissa was hit by two spates of flood in the year 2011. The first one being caused by heavy rains in the Mahanadi catchment and release of huge discharges from Hirakud dam. The second one was caused by heavy rains and flooding of Brahmani, Baitarani and Budhabalanga rivers.

When the floods breached the banks of the river Mahanadi and washed away villages after villages and the Orissa government appealed for help, At that time our team responded and we  went to Kendrapada near the Paradip port. We distributed ration kits to more than 2500 families that consisted of Rice, Atta, oil, flattened rice, jaggery, lintens, candles, match box and also gave them building materials afterwards like bamboo and tarpaulin sheets etc when they started reconstructing their mud houses. This brought smile on the faces of the victims

  1. 18 August 2008, Bihar Floods

The 2008 Bihar flood was one of the most disastrous floods in the history of Bihar. This broke out on 18 August 2008. The flood affected over 2.3 million people in the northern part of Bihar According to official sources, a total of 3.3 million people were affected in Bihar alone. A total area of close to 3700 sq. km, 30 percent of the affected areas districts, was inundated, affecting 412 Panchayats and 993 villages. Approximately 493 lives were lost and 3,500 were reported missing after the disaster.

During such time, our team went to Muzaffarpur and based themselves there while carrying out relief work. We supplied ration kit to more than 2200 families that consisted of Rice, Atta, oil, lintels and some cooking vessels. We supplied in 12 villages of Muzaffarpur and Darabhanga district of Bihar.

  • Orissa Flood September 16, 2008 :

Incessant rain pushed the Mahanadi River in the east Indian state of Orissa over it banks beginning on September 16, 2008. With nearly 1,850 villages under water, officials called the floods the worst in 50 years. The floods had killed 29 and affected more than four million people and destroyed more than 400,000 hectares of paddy crop in Orissa.

TFG Trust responded to this grave situation in Orissa without wasting time. Our team responded and we  went to Balasore and started our relief work for thousands.  We supplied ration kit to more than 3500 families that consisted of Rice, Atta, oil, flattened rice, jaggery, dal, candles, match box and also gave them building materials like bamboo and tarpaulin sheets etc.  They started reconstructing their mud houses. We covered 11 villages under the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak and Kendrapada. It was a long task but very well managed and helped the victims to their satisfaction.

  •  Bihar Flood 2007 :

In the year 2007 the flood situation was serious in North Bihar due to heavy rainfall. Almost whole of north Bihar was badly affected and heavy losses of crops and public property occurred.

When Bihar was devasted by sudden flood, our TFG team went to Muzaffarpur and based themselves there and carried out relief work. We supplied ration kit to more than 1500 families that consisted of Rice, Atta, oil, lintels and some cooking vessels. We supplied in 6 villages of Muzaffarpur district of Bihar and also gave them building materials like bamboo and tarpaulin sheets etc when they started reconstructing their mud houses. Everyone was happy with our assistance to them in time.

  • Oct. 8, 2005 – Kashmir Earthquake

A disastrous earthquake occurred on, in the Pakistan-administered portion of the Kashmir region and the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan; it also affected adjacent parts of India and Afghanistan, According to government figures, 19,000 children died in the earthquake, most of them in widespread collapses of school buildings. In India it affected the Uri region beyond Baramullah in Kashmir valley.

On hearing of the great devastation that the earth quake had done in India, our team rushed to the spot. We were based in Baramullah town and started operating from there. We had operated there for 4 long months to distribute immediate relief supplies consisting of one month dry ration that consisted of Rice, atta, dhal, two kinds of oil, soya beans and other materials for one month. We distributed these to 2800 families in the hills. Thereafter we started in reconstruction of school buildings and residences of the affected one. In all we reconstructed two school buildings, three community halls and houses in 9 villages. For this we had to go to Indo-Pak border up in the hills and our team worked in situations where there was bombardment around our team and in those villages, were we worked. We got great support from Indian army who gave their team to us for protection, and even helped us with their transportation to go down the hills to store our items and also supported with finance. It was a long and worthwhile project for TFG Trust of India.

  • 26 December, 2004 – Tsunami

Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami occurred on 26 December of 2004. It was an undersea megathrust earthquake. In this227,898 people were dead and it affectedIndian Ocean coastline areas and covered the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala together with  Andhra Pradesh and other regions. The most affected states were Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The tsunami destroyed over 2.35 lakh dwelling units; 481 in Andhra Pradesh, 13735 in Kerala, 1,90,000 in Tamil Nadu, 10061 in Pondicherry and 21,100 in A & N Islands. Apart from their homes people lost their livelihoods-83,788 boats; were damaged; 39,035 hectares of cropped area

On hearing of the disaster, TFG Trust without wasting time jumped into action and moved its team to Nagarcoil in Tamil Nadu and started operating from there. It was a heart-rending scene to see hundreds of dead bodies lying unattended and 20-50 persons being buried in one dig hole. Even in such situations, while taking all health precautions, our team started their work and first of all we distributed dry rations to last for over month to over 12000 families in 9 villages. Each pack consisted of Rice, dal, oil, salt, sugar, soap, utensils and other necessary items. While distributing the above we went into reconstruction of houses. We approached the District Commissioner for the same and were allotted permission to reconstruct one entire village with 1500 household which we did. Since most of the people had lost their livelihood, we also engaged ourselves with assisting them with their businesses.

We also supplied 12 fishing boats with fishing nets and power engines for deep sea fishing. We formed SHG groups of women, taught them tailoring course and reading and writing. For these programmes we constructed a programme building that was inaugurated by the honourable Bishop of the Catholic Churches of the region.

Our work was very much appreciated by all the people and villagers. The government of Tamil Nadu later on erected a monument in memory of Tsunami, Among the list of NGOs that made a difference, the government included the name of TFG Trust of India. It was a worthwhile appreciation for our organisation,

  • 26 January, 2001 – Gujrat Earthquake

When the unprecedented earth quake shook the state of Gujrat and the government thereafter appealed for help, our team responded and we went to Gandhidham and got involved in the rescue and relief work. This quake measured 6.9 on the Richter scale and lasted about 110 seconds.

Responding to the devastation, we supplied ration kit to more than 2700 families that consisted of Rice, Atta, oil, lintels of two kinds, salt, sugar, soyabean and candles, match box and also gave them temporary building materials like bamboo and tarpaulin sheets etc Thereafter we focused on reconstructing the houses of very poor and deserving people whose houses were completely destroyed. We chose the villages named Padana, Kidana and Ghandhidham in the Kutch district of Gujrat. We built nearly 120 houses in these three villages.

While the construction was going on the village leaders approached us to assist their village people with two issues; Provide regular potable drinking water and initiate an English medium school. Since the first one was beyond our means we decided to start an English Medium School named The Symbiosis International School. This is running till date for the poor and downtrodden children in Tuna village, Gujrat.