Fifteen years ago, a small group of like-minded individuals joined together to voluntarily help poor meritorious students of the Kashmir valley, who in their view, possess the potential to excel in their educational careers. These individuals have been supporting various social activities with a special preference to the education causes, as individual and as a group. The support was extended to the deserving students directly and through local NGOs operating at the grass root level. However, their preference was always to help the community to uplift their educational standards by providing various forms of assistance including the financial support. In 2016, they contemplated to give this individual group, a proper shape and structure and to involve more people in this noble cause. To provide it a further impetus, they formed a group under the name Kashmir Educational Support, now operating as IL Mission.