Sevalaya runs the Swami Vivekananda Boys’ Home and Mother Teresa Girls Home for orphans, poor and destitute children. At present these homes shelter about 200 children. These homes provide food, shelter, education, opportunities for skill development and talent promotion in an atmosphere of love and care.
The children are provided support and are taken care of until the y become independent and can be self-reliant. Many of the children from the Children’s Home are now well settled in life, pursuing careers in diverse fields such as qualified mechanics, artisans, bank officers, nurses, software professionals, etc. In fact, none of the alumnus of Sevalaya is unemployed!
Sevalaya is doing work in ensuring the good health of the Children’s Home residents. In addition, there are comprehensive playing facilities for the children. This again abides by Swami Vivekananda’s dictum that a good game of football can do as much to the awakening of the spirit as reading of the Gita.
The residents of the Children’s Home are instilled with a sense of social responsibility by interacting with the residents of the Old Age Home. They also get to understand their responsibility towards sustainable environment by learning organic farming and other eco-friendly initiatives. All these together make them confident, well- rounded citizens of the future.
Our aim is to make the children self-reliant, and we support them till they are on their own. We support their higher studies in ITI / Jr. College and beyond, till they find suitable employment. We constantly identify special talents (e.g., music, arts) in our children and encourage them in developing their talents. 198 of them are working in Private concerns (including MNC’s in various capacities). Two are now working in the Tamil Nadu Police Department and 32 are employed as teachers.