GOS Seva Samajam Children’s Home is one of the first Units of the Guild of Service. It has a long history in the care and education of disadvantaged and underprivileged boys and girls from challenging backgrounds. The children are orphans, rescued runaways, wards of the state or come from low-income families where they face abuse or neglect. We focus on providing a safe and nurturing family environment with nutritious food, healthcare and education.
We began our journey in 1950 as a single room Home. From these modest beginnings, the Home has grown hugely in stature and reputation as an organisation devoted to the rehabilitation, education and empowerment of more than 4000 destitute children to date. Ther Home houses children between the ages of 5 and 18. We ensure the rights of children by providing essentials like healthy food, water, clean clothing, health care, on-campus education, and a safe, hygienic environment. We are committed to creating a place where children are supported by caring adults and where their holistic development is prioritised and each child feels loved.
The children from the Home study at GOS Lady Nye Special Hr. Secondary School on the same campus. Apart from academics, there is emphasis on all around development of the children. Along with various partner NGOs and individuals, classes are held in Spoken English, robotics, art and craft, music, dance and sports like football and rugby.
We follow the Child Protection Policy (CPP) as per the Juvenile Justice Act. There is a Children's committee that meets regularly and where decisions are taken by children involving their day-to-day activities. We ensure a balanced diet for our children approved by a paediatrician and schedule regular health check-ups.
The children are educated till Grade 12 at the GOS Lady Nye Special Hr Secondary School. Deserving candidates who have completed +2 go for college education. We ensure that such children receive scholarships for education and hostel accommodation. We also assist them by arranging training and job placement so that they can become suitably employed and financially independent adults.
Suganthi was 10 years old when she was placed in Seva Samajam Children's Home. Her parents went missing after Tsunami. She continued to stay with us, and she completed 12th std with good marks. We supported her to pursue graduation and now she has completed a BBA and is looking forward to higher education.
Radhika, an orphan, came to Seva Samajam to complete her higher secondary education. We encouraged her to complete her graduation. She has completed her B. Com and is working with HDFC Bank. She is ambitious and is continuing her studies with a part time MBA whilst working. Radhika is financially independent and manages her life by herself and is a role model to all the other children.
Maniya was 8 years old when she was kidnapped and taken to Mumbai. After she was rescued, she was sent by the Child Welfare agency in Mumbai to Chennai since she spoke only Tamil. Unfortunately, she could not recall any details about her parents, relatives or where she was from. Maniya was thus sent by the Child Welfare Committee to Seva Samajam Children’s Home.
When she first came to the Home, Maniya was severely malnourished and extremely weak. Slowly she regained her health with proper food and care. A quiet and intelligent girl, Maniya studied at Lady Nye Higher Secondary School and got along well with the other children. She completed her Certificate course in Hotel Management and worked at one of the leading 5 star hotels in Chennai as a Supervisor.
After a few years of working, Maniya got married and her wedding was sponsored by Seva Samajam Children’s Home. Presently she lives in Trichy with her husband and is blessed with a boy.
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