Board of Trustees
Vidya Roshan Charitable Trust Board Of Management
Veena Eagleton Chairperson
Ms. Veena Eagleton was a member of the Indian Administrative Service. She worked in several departments but gained expertise while working with the Government of India and the Haryana Government in the areas of Health, Education, and Women and Child Development. She was also associated with women’s programs under Non-Aligned Movements, SAARC, and worked with the Commonwealth Youth Programme and UNDP. She was a Founder Trustee of Nishaant which had looked after abandoned children providing them home and education. Ms. Eagleton is the founder Trustee of Vidya Roshan Charitable Trust. She exercises strict supervision on the activities of The Trust on a daily basis and guides and motivates the staff to work towards achieving its objectives.
Surinder Pal Kaur
Vidya Roshan Charitable Trust’s (VRCT) vision is to bring about social change and provide services to the most marginalized communities focussing on underprivileged girls, women and elderly in areas of Health, Education, Gender Equality, and Women’s Empowerment.
The mission of VRCT is to translate its goal into action by taking up various interventions in a variety of activities like setting up a Medical Centre, taking up programmes for integrated Development of Adolescent girls like supervised coaching, workshops, extracurricular activities, medical examinations and menstrual hygiene to improve the status of the girl-child. It simultaneously works for Women’s Empowerment and promotes women’s solidarity by organising them in Jagriti Mandalis, to change their thought process in favour of gender equality, health and education and empowerment through awareness meetings and workshops. VRCT promotes self-reliance amongst woman to take them away from the mode of dependency on male members of their families, It encourages economic self-reliance amongst women and girls by providing them vocational training and assisting them to set up their own income-generating ventures by providing interest-free loans. It also motivates women to take up jobs as factory workers, piece wage workers, hawkers and domestic maids.