I interact with Anbagam through Ms. Sudha Ramalingam, who is one of the founder-trustees. Anbagam is truly a home of love. I have seen the efforts and the passion that Ms. Sudha brings to this over the 15 years I have known her. I am running a half-marathon to raise funds for Anbagam.
The estimated cost of the FTE is 12*20,000 (INR) = 2, 40, 000. I hope to raise 50% of the amount through this run.
Background: Anbagam was first operating out of a rented house in Perungulathur in the suburbs of Chennai. The Trustees bought a piece of land at Thirukandalam, a picturesque village 35 kilometres off Chennai city, and with the support of countless friends who generously donated, completed construction last year. The building has been designed mindful of the special needs of the elderly and their comforts. More photos are available at the web-page.
Given their commitment to holistic care and development, Anbagam recognises its responsibility to the immediate community and neighbourhood. Anbagam has strong ties in Thirukandalam village and they work closely with the children and the government school of the village, mentoring the children to become able leaders of tomorrow. The Anbagam home aspires to serve as a community centre and facilitate community development.
To consolidate this effort which has thus far been volunteer-driven, Manonmani Trust is raising funds to hire a full-time employee who would be based out of Thirukandalam village and work with the children and youth for a period of 1 year.
Manonmani Trust (the parent trust for Anbagam home) is authorised to receive foreign funds under the FCRA; contributions to the Trust are exempted from tax under s.80G of the Income Tax Act.