Year
Scholarships
Other Charitable Activity
1996
34
  • Funds donated to purchase school uniforms
  • Disaster relief following a flood,
  • Donation to the Salvation Army,
  • Christmas banquet for the poor.
1997
34
  • House construction for destitute widows,
  • Purchase of school supplies for schools,
  • Well dug for Pentecostal church in Keekozhur,
  • Mats provided for church in Keekozhur,
  • Christmas banquet for the poor
1998
145
  • Textbooks provided for students,
  • Sewing machine purchased for a deaf-mute girl,
  • Paid medical expenses for two crippled children,
  • Gave financial aid to 16 destitute people,
  • Christmas banquet for poor
1999
173
  • Financial aid given to 13 destitute people
  • Christmas banquet for the poor
2000
101
  • Medical aid to two children with muscular  dystrophy
  • Two children sent to High School for the deaf
  • Financial aid to 20 destitute widows
  • Christmas banquet for the poor
  • Funded child's operation for a cleft palette
2001
144
  • Financial aid to six destitute widows
  • Christmas feast for poor
  • Established endowment fund for MGDM Hospital Nursing
    School
  • Established endowment fund for Sacred Heart Hospital
    Nursing School    
2002
153
  • Financial aid to three destitute widows
  • Christmas feast for the poor
2003
184
  • Financial aid to eleven destitute widows
  • Added funds to Chacko and Lize Simon Scholarship Trust
    with Sacred Heart Hospital, Kottayam
  • Christmas feast for the poor
2004
299
  • Financial Aid to two destitute widows
  • Christmas feast for the poor
2005
529
  • Financial aid to cancer patient to purchase medication
  • Annual Christmas feast for the poor
2006
357
  • Donations to two churches
  • Annual Christmas feast for the poor
2007
259
  • Donations to an orphanage in Tamil Nadu
  • Provided medical aid to one destitute
  • Annual Christmas feast for the poor
2008
229
  • Annual Christmas function for the poor
  • Financial Aid provided to one destitute
2009
223
  • Annual Christmas function for the poor
2010
203
  • Annual Christmas function for the poor
2011
165
  • Annual Christmas function for the poor
2012
216
  • Annual Christmas function for the poor
2013
113
  • Annual Christmas function for the poor
2014
166
  • Annual Christmas function for the poor
2015
118
  • Annual Christmas function for the poor
In the Year 2016
O
ver the past 20 years, the Society has given a positive impetus to many lives by enabling
the sons and daughters of the very poor - coolies, field labourers, toddy tappers, rubber
tappers, destitute widows - to acquire the education and skills needed to improve their
economic prospects and support their families. Its activities have given hope where there
was none. In the year 2016, our organization will continue to fulfill this mandate.
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For more information, contact The Chacko and Lize Simon Scholarship Fund
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Other Activities of the Fund

In addition to granting scholarships, the fund also provides emergency aid for projects
such as house restoration after natural disasters, medical expenses, provision of books
and pens to schools, etc.
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Annual Christmas Feast for the Poor

S
ince its inception, the fund has sponsored an Annual Christmas Feast and gift giving
for the indigent living in and around the village of Keekozhur. This feast is given to
honour the memory of Annamma Chacko, Dr. Simon’s remarkable mother, a much
persecuted widow who raised her four children under harrowing circumstances and
whose faith and charitable work have been a life-long inspiration for Dr. Simon.

At these Annual Feasts, held at Pullikattil House, as many as 200 of the most needy in
the community are fed and given useful commemorative gifts such as a new dhoti or an
umbrella.
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Activities Over the Years
 

  • Teaching
  • Medical Technology
  • Computer Studies
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Secretarial Practices
  • Tourism
  • Commerce
  • Civil Drafting
  • Nursing

  • Electrician
  • Auto Mechanic
  • X-Ray Technician
  • Journalism
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Chemistry
  • Agriculture
  • Botany
  • Pharmacy



Escape from Poverty Through Education
The Chacko and Lize Simon Scholarship Fund


                   


    Origin

    In 1994, Dr. Pullikattil Chacko Simon founded the Chacko and Lize Simon Scholarship Fund to
    provide scholarships to bright children from devastatingly poor families in and around his native
    village of Keekozhur in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala state, India.

    This philanthropy  provides Indian recipients of the scholarship an opportunity to escape their
    poverty-ridden backgrounds and build better lives for themselves, their families, and their
    communities.
              In 2015, the Society began awarding scholarships to low income students in British Columbia.
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    Administration

    The fund, capital of which is provided solely by Dr. Simon, is administered by a Board of five
    Directors; Lize Simon, Chacko Simon, Margaret Harris, Ted Hawthorne, and Gayle Hawthorne.
    Scholarship applicants are recruited by our agent resident in India; Mr. V.C. George. This agent
    solicits the applications, screens the students for eligibility by interviewing them and visiting their
    homes, ensures that all required supporting documentation (photograph, official transcript of last
    three years’ marks, supporting letters from teacher, priest, doctor, and other responsible members
    of community, official statement of family income, autobiographical profile) is provided. He then
    forwards all of this completed package to the Fund’s headquarters in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

    When applications are received, they are evaluated and presented to the Board of Directors for
    approval. Funds are then allocated and sent directly to the institution the student wishes to attend.

    Students may renew their scholarships for up to four years.

    In British Columbia, Canada, applications and supporting documentation are submitted directly to
    our Vancouver office by March 1st each year where they are evaluated and scholarships awarded..

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    Scholarships Granted Since 1996

    Since 1996, the fund has provided 3845 scholarships to students attending more than 75 post
    secondary institutions.
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    Areas of Study

    Thirty-five areas of study have been pursued by our recipients. They include:



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