Origin And History


2005 December 8, Thursday, is a red letter day in the history of Canadia because it is our Foundation Day. On that day members of the not-for-profit organization based in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, called The XVIII Horse, met with a member of the not-for-profit organization based in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, called Project Kandwar. The two parties agreed to form a partnership to undertake philanthropic work in the Greater Chikballapur Area (GCA). In 2006 we partnered with a group of people in Kandavara/Chikballapur known locally as the Kandavara Task Force thus creating a local/national/ global Tripartite Partnership.

The Tripartite Partnership is based upon shared vision, mission, and values. We will articulate them shortly.
The partnership is also rooted in a sound understanding of financial constraints. We want to execute our ongoing work in an effective manner and serve the poorest of the poor and other needy people without compromising on the quality of service.

To state it in a forthright manner, the need for total health care and education is so great in the Greater Chikballapur Area (GCA) that we need to marshal resources from whatever source we can access.



The year 2006 was devoted to two main activities. The first and the most important was the assembly and nurturing of a critical mass of creative volunteers in Kandavara, Bangalore and Sudbury. The second was the collaborative partnership with Dwaraknath Reddy Ramanarpanam Trust (DRRT) headed by the dynamic leader, Ms Anita Reddy. DRRT rehabilitated the 1845 Heritage Primary School structure while maintaining the basic built form as originally constructed. The rehabbed building was inaugurated on 2006 September 15, the birthday of Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Vishveshwaraiah.

After careful consideration, members from The XVIII Horse and Project Kandwar agreed to form a new not-for-profit organization called Canadia Trust. On 2007 January 27, Saturday, Canadia Trust was registered as a charitable organization in Chikballapur, Karnataka, India. The purpose of creating a new organization was to begin the long process of securing tax exempt status to receive funds within India and to Register under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) to receive funds from outside of India. We have secured exemption status under Sections 80G(5)(vi). We are also registered under Section 12AA(1)(b)(i) as a charitable trust. Both under the Income Tax Act 1961. We are optimistic about securing Registration under FCRA.

The year 2007 was devoted mainly to two activities. The first was to explore different avenues for revitalizing the Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Kandavara. The second was to conduct two Eye Camps, one in Kandavara and a mega camp in Chikballapur. The focus on creating a durable human infrastructure was never lost sight of. We created a Head Office for our organization in the Kempapur neighbourhood of Bangalore.

The year 2008 was our breakout year. Years 2006 and 2007 were establishing the beachhead period. On the basis of surveying local opinions and their priorities we came to the conclusion that the most pressing need in the Greater Chikballapur Area (GCA) was a World Class (their words) vocational school. We undertook a systematic study of existing industrial training institutes in the Greater Bangalore Area (GBA) by making site visits to several established vocational schools and listening to the people running them. Also, we read several documents on creating and operating vocational schools.

The year 2009 was the time of firming up our commitment to create an outstanding vocational school. We made a concerted effort to begin the long arduous process of establishing a partnership with the State of Karnataka. On 2009 January 22, we submitted the first draft of the Detailed Project Report on CIVIL (Canadia Institute of Vocational and Industrial Learning) to the Directorate of Employment and Training. The partnership process continues to this day without a clear decision by the State.



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