SEVA SAMAJAM CHILDREN'S HOME
Seva Samajam began its Journey in 1950, dedicated to bettering the lives of children with disadvantaged backgrounds. We aim to provide a supportive and nurturing environment to children whose parents are unable to provide for them. From modest beginnings in the form of a single room, it has grown hugely in stature and reputation as an organisation devoted to the rehabilitation, education and upliftment of hundreds of destitute children.
Seva Samajam Children’s Home owes a great deal to its founder
Mrs. Mary Clubwala Jhadav, an outstanding social worker of our time, who was primarily instrumental in the setting up of a Surrogate Home for orphaned children coming from economically weaker sections of society. It is her vision and enterprise that has made Seva Samajam Children’s Home what it is today.
The late Smt. Jayalakshmi Narayanaswami has been associated with Seva Samajam for over four decades. She joined the Home as Secretary, working her way up steadily to become Chairperson for a number of years. It is she, with her determination and enthusiasm who built Seva Samajam Children’s Home from primarily a residential home for underprivileged children, to a higher secondary school, as well as adding the Jayalakshmi Narayanaswami College of Education.
Both the above projects are funded by grants received from the Directorate of Social welfare and the Directorate of Social Defence Departments. It is also supported by the Madras Round Table I and by public donations. In 2005, the Project was expanded and a teachers training program was started. The two-year Diploma program has 50 students. Last year, a one year B-Ed program was started with an enrolment of 100 students. The degree is awarded by Tamil Nadu Teacher Education University.