Board of Trustees

Mrs. Anita Edgar (Co-Founder of El Shaddai Charitable Trust)
A holiday with her elder daughter in 1996 to Goa changed Anita’s life completely.She was absolutely devastated when she found so many children living on the streets with no homes. She works in Goa and UK and other countries with great enthusiasm and drive raising funds and promoting the much-needed work of El Shaddai.


Mr. Matthew Kurian (Pastor & Social Worker)
Ps. Matthew is the founder and managing trustee of El Shaddai Charitable Trust. He began his working life in the hospitality sector in his home town of Cochin Kerala. After completing his BTH course, in 1993 he came to Goa and started working with alcoholics and drug abusers. He started El Shaddai Trust in the year 1997. He has 26 years of work experience.


Adv. Thomas Jacob – (Advocate, Madras High Court)ad_thomas_jacob
Advocate Thomas joined a leading Legal Firm in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, M/S. Devadason & Sagar as a trainee till enrolment as an Advocate from the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu in March 1997 ( Enrollment No. 301/97). He is now owner of his partnership firm “Thomas & Associates” with 8 juniors. He has more than 17 years of work experience in the field.


Robert D’Roza – (Pastor & Family Counsellor)robert_drose_img1
Pastor Robert D’Roza is the Founder and President of Hope Ministries, Bangalore. He is a well known Speaker on the subject of Family Life and conducts Family Life Enrichment Seminars all over the world. His educational qualifications include a Bachelor of Ministry Degree, Diploma in Business Administration, Diploma in Christian Leadership and a Diploma in Church Management. Additionally, he has behind him thirty years of counselling across a wide spectrum, covering couples with marital problems, drug and alcoholic addicts, those suffering with depression and emotionally disturbed kids. He is also a Corporate Trainer – and conducts training workshops on the subjects of Family Life Enrichment, Time Management and Work Life Balance.


Mr. Paresh Tewary (Paresh Tiwary1Vice President & Group Chief Sustainability Officer, CSR, JSW)

Mr. Paresh served on Business Responsibilities task force, Planning Commission of India, is part of UN Global Compact and serves on the GRI advisory board as its CEO & Director. Presently he is Vice President & Group Chief Sustainability Officer, CSR, at the reputed JSW.


Mr. Len Alphonso – (Architect)len_alphonso1
After finishing school in Rajasthan he studied Architecture for 6 years at the Academy of Architect – Mumbai, in 2006 Mr. Len Alphonso settled in Goa.He has 33 years of experience in Architecture.He also teaches & coaches student in Architect and Autocad.



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