Help Anandatheeram - A Boarding Home For Differently-Abled

On the way from Thiruvanthapuram to Kollam, there is a small town named Chathanoor.  This is the place, where Shrimati Ajithakumari has started an orphanage boarding home for differently abled children and adults. 

Ajithakumari aged 43 has been associated with social service for differently abled children and adults for last fifteen years. She is a single woman with inherent responsibilities for the upbringing for 2 young children. Having been associated with differently abled society, she had an earnest desire to give back to the society, which made here start an orphanage boarding home for differently abled children and adults in May 2014.  The name of the orphanage boarding home is Anandatheeram and is registered with orphanage control board. 

The boarding home has 36 inmates. The lowest age of living inmate is 8 years and oldest living inmate is 52years. 12 inmates are female and rest are male. Most of the inmates are orphans and most of the remaining inmates have been abandoned by their near families at the orphanage centre. 
The orphanage is staffed with 10people to cater to teaching, nursing care, cooking and general housekeeping maintenance.  There are 3 exclusive teachers who teach and involve the inmates with prayers, exercises, colouring exercises, art & craft , music , dance and academic teaching lessons.  Meals are provided 3 times a day with snacks at 11 am and 4:30 pm.  

As the orphanage has not completed five years of operations, it is operating without any governmental aid.  The operating monthly expenses of the orphanage is around 1.5 Lakh Rupees per month.  The orphanage home has so far survived on the intermittent donations being offered by well wishers. They also have a voluntary field force staff for fund raising, but it is not an effective mechanism due to lack of transparency and accountability at the ground level. During my visit to Kerala, I  and my wife had visited the orphanage and met Ajithakumari, her team and the inmates. Seeing the innocence of the differently abled inmates, tears had welled in my eyes.  To ensure that the orphanage continues, I would request the readers to consider donating to this noble cause. I am attaching some photographs and registration details of the orphanage for your easy reading. 

Presently the infrastructure of the orphanage is very small to accommodate the 36 inmates. We aim to build a corpus amount of 5 lakhs, which can help in procuring additional living space and provide the operational expenses for the inmates. 

I look forward to the support of the readers. 

Thanks
Archana & Hari 
Inmates at Anandatheeram -1
Inmates at Anandatheeram -1
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Inmates at Anandatheeram - 5
Inmates at Anandatheeram - 5
Certificate of Recognization
Certificate of Recognization
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Inmates at Anandatheeram-4
Ajitakumari - She runs the boarding home for differently abled
Ajitakumari - She runs the boarding home for differently abled
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Inmates at Anandatheeram - 3
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2nd April 2018
Dear Supporters,

Anandatheeram has moved into a spacious house and is now able to accommodate the inmates better. It is also in process of applying for grant from the government of Kerala for long term assistance and grant. I once thank all the supporters for their support.  
21st December 2017
Dear Supporters,

Anandatheeram Society has moved a bigger place than earlier to accommodate more special children.

Thanks for the efforts and help provided by all.  We would continue our mission of helping the special children.  We were also featured in a special feature by media publication Deccan Chronicle which detailed the efforts of the society.

Regards
14th October 2017
Thanks to the efforts of Milaap Team and media article in Deccan Chronicle.  It gave an added motivation to Ajitakumari and her team. They have moved into a new premises, which is very spacious. I visited the premises on 14th October and noticed that the number of people had increased to 42.

The society's next quest is to get a government grant, so that they can be sustainable.

I thank all the donors for their efforts.
Rs.74,000
raised of Rs.500,000 goal

30 Supporters

Beneficiary: Anandatheeram info_outline
Only INR donations accepted

Supporters (30)

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Anonymous donated Rs.500
6 months ago
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Nanditha donated Rs.2,500
7 months ago
venkatesh
venkatesh donated Rs.32,000
7 months ago
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Anonymous donated Rs.2,500
7 months ago

HKHR

Richa
Richa donated Rs.2,500
7 months ago

More power to you

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Anonymous donated Rs.1,000
7 months ago

You are doing a very great job!