Project #24545

Support Abandoned Mentally Challenged Children

by Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust


Sri Arunodayam is a home to mentally challenged abandoned children. Founded in 2002, Sri Arunodayam is a registered charitable trust. Recognized as a reception unit by the Government of Tamil Nadu, Sri Arunodayam provides care, shelter and rehabilitation for mentally challenged children who have been abandoned by their biological families.
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In India, due to poverty, disability, lack of awareness and lack of access to resources, parents abandon their mentally challenged children. All these children in the home are abandoned in public places such as bus stations, railway stations and hospitals. With the support of child welfare committees, police and child line services Sri Arunodayam admits them in the home, provides medical attention, care, protection and rehabilitation. Presently 106 children are under our care of Sri Arunodayam.


Many NGOs in Tamil Nadu cater to mentally challenged. They function as day centers or as support services for the family to share issue of bringing up a mentally challenged child. Sri Arunodayam is one among the very few homes that accommodates abandoned children who are mentally challenged and spastic. Since these children are deserted by the parents the total responsibility of providing food, accommodation, medical care, education and training and rehabilitation rests with Sri Arunodayam.

Long-Term Impact

With a heart of love and service towards the abandoned mentally challenged, Sri Arunodayam has built its foundation on humanitarian values that uphold the dignity and rights of this much neglected section of society. We strives to ensure that all mentally challenged children will be safe and enjoy equal opportunities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information

Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Iyyappan Subramanian
Founder Managing Trustee
Chennai, Tamil Nadu India
$4,158 raised of $35,000 goal
89 donations
$30,842 to go
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