Working for the upliftment & empowerment of children, women & those with disability from the poorest communities, by providing vocational skills, hygiene, education, health & nutrition.
Vidya Jyoti is registered with the Charities commission of England and Wales (Charity Registration number: 1189686).
About this photo in Dr Pamela Kaushal’s words : “This photo was taken during my one year Sabbatical in India in the year 2018 when I was serving as a doctor at Ramakrishna Mission hospital in Vrindavan. The child with me was left outside my OPD clinic. She has mental retardation and her poor grandfather abandoned her as he could no longer look after her. I served this child as my very own and I then contracted Typhoid from her. It was Sri Krishna Janamashtami day of 2018 when I was admitted with Typhoid in the RKM hospital. This photo is a reminder of how Vidya Jyoti project took birth.”
Dr Pamela Kaushal, a Consultant Psychiatrist in England, decided to start Vidya Jyoti in 2019 following her one year sabbatical in India. She decided to provide education and nutrition to the most deprived children in states of India, where malnourishment is a significant problem.
We provide aid in six key areas
Dr Pamela Kaushal
Dr Kaushal is a Consultant Psychiatrist & after qualifying in medicine in 2006 from the University of Warwick, she underwent higher psychiatric training in Oxford. From a very young age, she was attracted by the ideal of selfless service & in particular Mother Teresa.
Vishal graduated from Kings College London in 2001 with a degree in Electronic Engineering & went on to join a top 5 accountancy firm where he trained & qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor. He subsequently went on to join UCH Logistics as their Finance Director.
Angela is a qualified primary school teacher with over 15 years of experience in the profession. She is very passionate about children’s education & believes that every child should have an equal opportunity to an education regardless of their socioeconomic background, gender, colour, caste or creed.
Chander Kishore Kaushal
Mr Kaushal has been involved in social service for the past thirty years through the Sri Sathya Sai service organisation in the UK and in India. He has also been a registered volunteer for the blind & the elderly, with the London Borough of Ealing & with the UK registered charity, AgeLink. He now spends his retired life studying spiritual literature & performing meditation.
Parminder is a Chartered Accountant & has been running his own accountancy firm for over 30 years. He has a vast wealth of experience in advising businesses & charities on their tax & accounting obligations in the UK & India. Parminder is another professional who has kindly agreed to provide his expertise & knowledge in supporting this great cause.
Sunny Bhardwaj is the operational director of his family company UCH Logistics. With the support and guidance of Sunny, we are reaching out to more potential donors. UCH Logistics is the Patron organisation of Vidya Jyoti India. The UCH Logistics administrative team in India provide support to the UK team of Trustees.
Suharupy is a Solicitor of England & Wales, and has been practising as a solicitor since 1999. Suharupy graduated from the University of Warwick with an LLB Hons and from the London School of Economics with a Masters in Law (LLM). She has been providing voluntary legal assistance and support to Vidya Jyoti and is proud to be part of a team supporting a wonderful cause.
Elwira is a Nurse Prescriber working for children with autism. She specializes in Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder & other Neuro developmental conditions. Elwira trained as a Mental Health Nurse in Oxford (UK), but originally comes from Poland, where she worked with young people in performing arts (music).