GCT.org started as a result of a journey and a vision. In 2008 a couple of friends found themselves overwhelmed, about some charity efforts achieved by few graduate students. So they set about trying to not just improve their own life but also to make a difference to the lives of needy people as a service to mankind, Unsure how to do that they spread the message to their own batch mates of the same year.
GCT friends are spread all over the world, contributing to various reputable charity organizations doing some amazing charity work… it was left for organizations to do the work....we assume this gets done....as per statistics, 40% of contributions to charity goes to the real needy and the rest is consumed by the mid-level executers. We wanted to spend all the 100% contributions to the needy without any wastage.
We all wanted to contribute something in India starting in Tamil Nadu...but with the busy lives and hectic work schedules we all have, it seemed like a joint contribution to 'some' organization was the way to go...when the idea to do something ourselves atleast to some degree was floated. This was primarily to ensure that those who truly need assistance/help do 'really' get that...
A team in Chennai was formed with representation from all branches. These were guys and girls ready to take time off or spend their vacations and weekends towards this effort. This was quite stunning to hear for everybody living 'away'. Several teleconferences later....we decided to form the trust thegct.org....
It was set up in Feb 2009 by a group of friends of GCT, Coimbatore and the other members of the 1994 batch. GCT.org is based in Chennai, but it’s a State level charity. We’re aiming to reach the whole region. We’re still quite young but we’ve really grown in terms of volunteers and the people we’ve helped over the past fifteen years, both locally and regionally. We wanted to show the world that service to needy can make a HUGE difference to their life.
The GCT.org is established within the State of Tamil Nadu, India, after discussions with engineering friends from 1994 batch of Government College of Technology, Coimbatore, who unanimously agreed that (aside from technology) the best way for a person to lose oneself is to help the poor and to preserve their own quality of love in life.
We have registered an NGO under the Tamil Nadu society registration act. We will be doing service with non-profit motive in the field of Rural, Urban and Tribal development, Education, Agriculture development, Environmental awareness program, Health and Socio economic development program, Relief and Rehabilitation programs for the development of Tamil Nadu state.