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The Lord Rana Foundation Trust

The Lord Rana Foundation Charitable Trust (charity registration: RCT XR15072) was originally established to promote charitable and peace-making initiatives in Northern Ireland. In 1997 the trust shifted its focus to India, funding the refurbishment of a high school, and establishing educational facilities at Sanghol, near Chandigarh, Punjab. This has expanded steadily until it is now a 25-acre campus with several institutions offering education and training from nursery level to postgraduate studies.

 

Cordia Education Campus

Higher Standards Education, Training And Development Of Personality Of Its Students In A Progressive And Sustained Manner;

Preserving Heritage Sites

The Trust is preserving an ancient Buddhist stupa which was excavated in 1968, and a rich treasure of 117 beautiful carved stone slabs,which includes 69 pillars, 35 crossbars, figures and figurines, which was excavated by the experts of the Directorate of Archaeology, Punjab.

Health Screening Camps

The Trust regularly organises Health Screening Camps to provide regular check ups for the poor people living in the area. The Screening camps are organised in collaboration with Major City Hospitals

Sports Meets

The Trust is conjunction with the local government authorities regularly organises meets to promote sports for the local people living in the area.

We Work Globally

International Offices

The Lord Rana Foundation Trust is headquartered in Northern Ireland but also operates from its offices in India

 

Meet Our Trustees

The Trustees of Lord Rana Foundation Trust

Lord Rana MBE Execitive Trustee

Diljit Singh Rana, Baron Rana, MBE (born 20 September 1938) is a British politician and member of the House of Lords.

John Brian Garrett Trustee

Retired County Court Judge, Belfast High Courts, Northern Ireland, UK

Rajesh Rana Trustee

Director, Andras House Ltd, Northern Ireland UK

Director

 

 

Ms Urmil Verma Director

Cordia Group of Institutes

 

Linkages & Services

Development of Education

The Trust wroks toward providing 3rd level education to the rural areas of Punjab. In the absence of this initiative in a rural district of Punjab, the poor children living here were deprived of university education which is only available in big cities. The trust funded a major building refurbishment and extension of a high school at village Hebowal (Punjab) in 1997-99, creating better facilities for students and teachers. As a result the school was upgraded to a higher secondary school.

 

Peace Initiatves in Northern Ireland and India

To Promote peace an Institute for Conflict Studies & Resolution Practices (ICS&RS) is being planned which is inspired by the 2007 report of the Commonwealth Commission on Respect and Understanding, ‘Civil Paths to Peace’, edited by Dr Amartya Sen (noted Indian economist and philosopher).   It offers a means for Commonwealth members to demonstrate practically their endorsement of the Report’s recommendations. The project is constituted as a not-for-profit, charitable trust registered in both the United Kingdom and India.

 

Relief in Disaster Struck Areas

The Trust works towards providing relief and aid in disaster struck areas. In 2004 when a major Tsunami struck on the coasts of Srilanka and Southern India,.The LRFT provided emergency shelter and later on built 2 schools to facilitate education to the poor children

 

Medical Facilities in Rural Areas

The Trust is facilitating the construction of a modern and well-equipped charitable hospital, the area’s first such facility.

 

Community Development

- Community development projects such as the introduction of computer courses for women, as well as courses in Art and Crafts. These will provide the skills needed for people to find employment and perhaps start their own small businesses.

 

Complex as a Role Model

In close partnership with the village Panchayat, the Trust's objective is to develop the Sanghol complex as a role model that other rural communities in the Punjab could replicate and thereby improve education, health, enterprise and general lifestyles


NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health

The NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health in Cambridge is an award-winning interdisciplinary think-tank, building upon over a decade of nutrition education, research and innovation. Anchored in Cambridge (UK), NNEdPro convenes central as well as regional networks across six continents geared towards developing adaptable and scalable educational models for nutrition capacity building in health systems. NNEdPro also conducts a range of training courses as well as primary research studies and syntheses to fill key evidence gaps.

The Lord Rana Foundation Charitable Trust (charity registration: RCT XR15072) was originally established to promote charitable and peace-making initiatives in Northern Ireland. In 1997 the trust shifted its focus to India, funding the refurbishment of a high school, and establishing educational facilities at Sanghol, near Chandigarh, Punjab. This has expanded steadily until it is now a 25-acre campus with several institutions offering education and training from nursery level to postgraduate studies.

The complementary strengths of the two organisations have been brought together in an agreement underpinning a strategic partnership between The Lord Rana Foundation Charitable Trust based in Northern Ireland and the NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health in Cambridge, working closely with NNEdPro’s key academic collaborating institutions including Ulster University and the University of Cambridge.

Key examples of projects supported by the strategic partnership:

1. The Mobile Teaching Kitchen Initiative in India and more widely Already established and operating since 2018, the 'Bhavishya Shakti' Mobile Teaching Kitchen initiative empowers women and communities by sharing knowledge and skills through the medium of nutrition education, with the aim to enhance health and wellbeing and tackle the triple burden of nutrition present in India The project was on track to be sustainable model to empower Indian slumdwelling mothers through entrepreneurship and nutrition education. To reach the stage of sustainability we need funds to support the Mobile Teaching Kitchen unit and ensure a respectable salary for the working mothers for the first few months in a full-scale production. Following the success of the initiative in India, The NNEdPro Global Centre would like to expand its MTK initiative to other parts of the globe.

2. The Nutrition Education Policy in Healthcare Practice (NEPHELP) Initiative in the UK and more widely

Aims to train junior doctors, general practitioners and allied healthcare professionals about: The common problems with nutrition care in hospitals and the community; The use of appropriate screening tools to detect malnutrition; The basics of first line nutrition interventions; The need for assessment and management of nutritional deficiencies; Appropriate onward referral to specialist services. The team at NNEdPro hope to develop and spread the NEPHELP workshop further in order to reach as many healthcare professionals as possible within the area covered by the UK & Ireland NNEdPro Regional Network as well as other parts of the globe. It will be important to establish a sustainable pathway for implementing the project on a wider scale, especially to address the needs of general practitioners and allied healthcare professionals in primary care. This is likely where nutritional risk management of disease will have the biggest impact. Other potential innovations include improving the transfer of care between primary and secondary services regarding nutrition.

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News & Events

2nd Dec

Conference : India 2030 a Geopolitical Perspective

India’s Potential International Position with reference to its Geography and Economy December 2-3, 2017
Cordia Group Of Educational Institutes, Sanghol

6th Mar

International Conference

Trajectory of India’s freedom, from Guru Gobind Singh Ji to Subhash Chander Bose

Cordia Education Campus

Sanghol

20th June

Centre for Respect and Understanding

Centre for Respect and Understanding. Round Table Discussion (TBC)

Cordia Education Campus. Sanghol

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The Lord Rana Foundation Trust

Andras House, 60 Great Victoria Street Belfast BT2 7BB, Northern Ireland UK

  • Free Phone :+44 28 90878787
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