The New Leaf Trust is a charitable service mission that has been set up by Ms Smita Jayakar, a leading cinema and theatre actress from Mumbai, India. The intent of the trust is to fund projects for child education, a better life for children in urban slums and schemes that support old and aged individuals.
At a time when education has become the biggest differentiating factor, The New Leaf Trust intends to offer support to deprived and underprivileged students through its activities.
SETTING UP OF OLD AGE HOMES
The Trust will set up Old Age Homes aimed at creating a simple and peaceful living atmosphere for Senior Citizens.
Day Care Centers will be managed by the Trust.
Senior citizens would be provided with :
Yoga and Dhyana
Health Check up and Medical advices
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED STUDENTS
To identify and help students in dire need, the Trust will give scholarships to poor students. The trust will also reach out to deserving students in the underprivileged sections of the society across Mumbai.
FUND SUPPORT FOR BASIC EDUCATION
Social upliftment by facilitating primary and secondary education for students in need of funds and to identify and help students in dire need, the Trust will give scholarships to poor students. The trust will also reach out to deserving students in the underprivileged sections of the society across Mumbai.
SCHOOL INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
The Trust will also make donations towards renovation and construction of dilapidated school buildings, mainly for municipal schools across Mumbai. The trust will also contribute towards school furniture etc.
FEED THE POOR
The Trust members intend to personally carry out ‘Feed the Poor’ programs with distribution of raw materials used for cooking at slum areas across Mumbai.
The New Leaf Trust also intends to fund self enhancement or spiritual development courses for individuals who do not possess the capacity to carry out these on their own. However, each case would require proper paperwork and proof checks. The trust also intends funding religious or spiritual travel for the poor and needy, after proper checks.
ADOPT A VILLAGE
In due course of time, the Trust also intends to roll out the ‘Adopt a village’ scheme, providing grassroot level help to the population therein, whether it be funding for child education, health or sanitation purposes, the ultimate aim being to improve the overall standard of living in the specific village.