About Us

If you want to learn more about us, you’re in the right place. Read to learn how we managed to grow our NGO so fast.

Our story

Indian Students Educational Aid Foundation is a registered Non – Government Organization having its office at Rai – Siolim, Goa. Mr. Rudolf Schwartz, a German national from Oldenburg is the founder of this organization. He came to India as a tourist along with his wife Mrs. Elfie Schwartz in the year 1991. During his visit he realized that the best way to help the poor people in this country is to educate them. He felt that there are many students in India who are very intelligent and cannot continue their education because they do not have sufficient money. He started his work by sponsoring four students in the year 1991. Later he contacted many friends in Germany and many of them shared his feeling and started sponsoring more and more students. 

Mr. Schwarz has been able to find many  sponsors mainly  in Germany who supported ISEAF :  some took over the scholarship for one or more students, some of them gave money for equipment of the institutes, some of them gave financial support to build the school-houses.  With the help of so many dedicated people it has been possible that ISEAF expanded so fast and has been able to give support to so many students. Up to now  3500 students completed their education with the financial assistance provided by ISEAF. All the students are meantime placed in very good positions. Some are medical doctors, engineers, IT professionals, chartered accountants, lawyers, teachers etc. 

However, in future, ISEAF will not continue the individual sponsor programme of poor students but fully concentrate on the technical  institutes.

About Our Technical Institutes

We give scholarship to poor and meritorious students. Mr. Schwartz felt that if a student is academically weak that does not mean that he is a failure. So he decided to start technical institute for drop out students. The first institute was started at Palye a remote village in Pernem, North Goa in the year 1995. We started on an experimental basis two trades namely ‘Turner’ and ‘Electrician’. When we realized that there was good response and it was successful we introduced more courses. Presently Bhumika Technical Institute at Palyem, we have many job oriented trades like Turner, Electrician, Tailoring cutting and embroidery, Home Nursing, Beautician, Computer software, Plumber, Air condition & Refrigeration and Hotel management.    

            Many students who were at home without doing anything learned a trade and started working and now they can stand on their own feet. Many parents and students are thankful to I.S.E.A.F. for giving them an opportunity to learn a trade and secure a job.

            The good response and encouragement inspired us to start another technical institute. We started our Keerti Vidyalaya Technical Institute in the year 1998 at Rai, Siolim where different job oriented trades here also like Motor mechanic (Automobile), Computer software, Tailoring cutting & embroidery, Home Nursing, Beautician and Air conditioning & Refrigeration are offered. It is encouraging that all the students who are passing out from this institute are getting jobs. In fact some companies come to the institute and recruit students for their companies. We have full enrollment in all the trades here.


Indian Students Educational Aid Foundation Established its 3rd Technical Institute Holy Cross Indo German Techno Centre at Marna, Siolim in the year 2013.

This institute was mainly designed for Hotel Management Courses. The students (mainly dropped out from colleges and high schools) are taught catering, Bakery and Food & Beverage Services. Later we added more and more courses like Plumber, Electrician, Home Nursing, Office Management etc.

We are happy to state that the students who come to our institute are the failures from the educational institutions and we train them in one job oriented course and make him/her an expert. Such rejected students walk out confidently from our institute and get a good job and become financially independent.

Every year around 600 students complete their education in our three institutes. Altogether over the past years 10000  students have been educated in the technical institutes. Most of them are recruited by campus interviews. Almost all of them got an  employment after finishing their courses. 100 % placement for all the home nursing students is being provided by the ISEAF Home Nursing bureau.


Most of the students know about the institutes by word of mouth and recruited after having passed the campus interviews . 

Recent statistics shows that 3500 students completed their education with the financial assistance provided by ISEAF. They are all placed in very good position. Some are medical doctors, Engineers, I.T. Professionals, Chartered Accountants, Lawyers, Teachers, etc.

Meet the team

Jacob Mathew


Gerard Delaney

Hon. Vice President

Stella Jacob


Padmanabh Lotlikar


Pravin Sabnis


Dean Menezes


Helen Fernandes


Pravin Kakode


Peter D'souza