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Learn more about what the Welfare sub-committee is doing

In February 2017 the AAIA Benevolent Fund was dissolved, and all welfare activities were brought under the umbrella of the Australian Anglo Indian Association. A Welfare Sub-Committee of the Australia Anglo Indian Association was also created.

The Welfare Sub-Committee is committed to continuing its work of helping Anglo-Indians in the sub-continent with PENSIONS and food RATIONS for the elderly and needy, EMERGENCY/MEDICAL EXPENSES, ADOPT A FAMILY and EDUCATION for young Anglo-Indian children to be better equipped to compete in the job market. 

Monies from $1 a month scheme, donations and fundraising events are all used for this purpose.

The Welfare Sub-Committee comprises of seven members:

  • Liz Clarence (Convenor)
  • Joy Gasper - Secretary
  • Brian Janes – Finance Officer
  • Alberta Janes
  • Louise Maher
  • Joyce Mathanda
  • Clive Maher
  • Howard Rosario


Following are some of the commitments undertaken by the Welfare Sub-Committee:


  • Becky Gonsalves, a severely disabled young lady whose family is supported by some of our generous members which enables her to have an improved quality of life.

PENSIONS (Regular financial assistance):

  • The Welfare Sub-Committee helps some elderly or sick people with a small pension.

WELFARE (Food Rations and other living expenses):

  • We send funds to Chennai and Kolkata for monthly rations including basics such as rice and oil.

EMERGENCY/MEDICAL EXPENSES: (as the need arises) some examples of our emergency/medical assistance are:

  • Funds for a lady who was seriously ill and when she, unfortunately, passed away, helped with her funeral expenses.
  • A young man who had a motorcycle accident and had exorbitant hospital bills.

EDUCATION: (School fees, books, uniforms etc.)

  • We help a number of children with their education and a few who have been fortunate enough to get into tertiary institutions.
  • A young lady who was helped to complete a Computer Science Course has on two occasions, donated funds to help others who may need help. This is very uplifting.


1.    COMMIT/CONTINUE with "$1 a month Scheme" - Any extra or increase will be gratefully accepted


2.    DONATIONS - "One-off" and regular donations are greatly appreciated


3.  SUPPORT - Welfare fundraising events

The Welfare Committee gives this assurance to our generous donors:

Every effort is made to ensure that the recipients of your money are kept accountable for the help received.  We constantly review our safeguards and make sure your money goes to the Anglo-Indians on the Sub-Continent who are most in need of our help.