HOPE (Hold On Pain Ends) Charitable Trust

HOPE (Hold On Pain Ends) Charitable Trust is a not for profit organization in Kerala that is engaged in humanitarian work and awareness programs for those in distress. The organization was founded in January 2014 by Mahesh Parameswaran Nair (an IT professional) who started with the support of family and friends. The organization later registered volunteers who collectively do a diverse range of social work.[1] As reported in 2019, the organization had 1500 volunteers.[2]

HOPE (Hold On Pain Ends) Charitable Trust
Founded2014
FounderMahesh Parameswaran Nair
TypeCharitable trust
FocusEnvironmentalism, Health, Ecology
Location
Volunteers
1500

Work and activitiesEdit

The idea which initially started through Facebook has become a commendable endeavour to serve the needful and general society.[3] HOPE organizes blood donation camps, organ donation awareness camps, anti-narcotics awareness and awareness camp on cancer care [4] for life and also do activities like building homes for poor, creating rehabilitation and shelter homes, rehabilitation of people living on streets or those who are disabled, educational aid,[5] medical assistance (donating wheel chairs, supporting people in old age (medicines, food and provisions), arranging funds for surgeries and helping with organ donation), marriage assistance, financial assistance and cleaning drives.[3][2] In March 2019, the organization adopted the Attinkara colony (Beemapally) to help with  drainage leaks, dilapidated houses, unpaved roads and lack of water supply. The organisation encouraged women empowerment by supporting small scale businesses in the communities.[6][7]

During the COVID 19 Pandemic, HOPE launched 'Back to Home' program and helped stranded people to come back home - including nurses and students. The volunteers arranged for smartphones, laptops and internet connection for underprivileged students for uninterrupted education and sanitary pads for menstrual hygiene. A dress bank was set up by the organization to support with clothes apart from food and medicine related assistance. Prior to this, HOPE had helped those in need during the floods as well.[8][9]

H.O.P.E is now a family of volunteers ranging from IT professionals, doctors, police officers, architects, MBA students, and various other college students.[3]

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Where your pain is bound to end". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2020-11-27.
  2. ^ a b "Shri. Mahesh Parameshwaran Nair - Winner of Indian Achievers' Award 2020". INDIAN ACHIEVERS' FORUM. 2020-08-11. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  3. ^ a b c "Hold On, Pain Ends – HOPE from Trivandrum! - TechnoparkToday.com - Techies News, Jobs, Events & Lifestyle!". TechnoparkToday.com - Techies News, Jobs, Events & Lifestyle!. July 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Mathrubhumi - Print". archives.mathrubhumi.com. Retrieved 2020-11-27.
  5. ^ "Mathrubhumi - Print". archives.mathrubhumi.com. Retrieved 2020-11-27.
  6. ^ "Hold On, Pain Ends – HOPE from Trivandrum! - TechnoparkToday.com - Techies News, Jobs, Events & Lifestyle!". TechnoparkToday.com. Retrieved 2020-11-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ M, Athira (2019-03-15). "Voluntary groups are setting an example". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-11-27.
  8. ^ "Mahesh Parameswaran Nair : Forever Star India Awards - The Real Super Heros Awards 2020". www.fsia.in. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  9. ^ ചന്ദ്രൻ, വിവേക് ആർ. "മഹേഷിന്റെ പ്രതീക്ഷകള്‍". Mathrubhumi. Retrieved 2020-11-27.
  10. ^ "A beacon of hope". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2020-12-08.
  11. ^ Staff Reporter (2017-04-13). "Debating society anniversary on Sunday". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-12-08.