Children Home

Sevalaya runs the Swami Vivekananda Boys’ Home and Mother Teresa Girls’ Home for orphans, poor and destitute children. At present these homes shelter about 150 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 they become independent and can be self-reliant.


Many of the children from the Childrens 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 Children’s Home is unemployed!

A Social Audit of the medical records initiated by us proved that Sevalaya is doing exceptional work in ensuring the good health of the Children’s Home residents.

In addition, there are excellent 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, get to understand their responsibility towards sustainable environment by learning organic farming and other eco-friendly initiatives.

All these together make them confident, self-proficient citizens of the future.


  • 3,250 under privileged children benefitted in 26 years
  • 720 senior citizens benefitted in 12 years
  • Financial Value of benefits provided INR 3.97 Crores

Children Home Photos


Our aim is to make the children self-reliant, and wesupport them till they are on their own. We support their higher studies in ITI/Jr. College, etc till they find suitable employment. We constantly identify special talents (e.g., music, arts) in our children and encourage them in developing their talents.

Key Activities

  • Inter Religious Harmony
  • Career Guidance
  • Employment Opportunity
  • Medial Center

Need your Support

Sevalaya needs your support and contribution for the below listed projects which need funding.

Sponsor living expenses for a Child at home

In Mahakavi Bharathiyar Higher Secondary School, presently around 1980 students are studying. Of this, 150 students are hostellers.

Annual Health and food (residential) sponsorship per child is estimated at Rs.8000/- for which details are given below. This would help us in supporting the child with Food, Shelter and Health Sponsor.

The details of the Annual Sponsorship of Rs.8000/- per child is as follows:

  • Food – 5333
  • Medical Expenses – 667
  • Other expenses – 2000
Sl. No Sponsor Type One time Contribution Endowment
1 Residential Expenses for one child per annum Rs. 8,000 Rs. 1,00,000

Bunker cots for children

In view of the growing needs of ‘Sevalaya’ homes for children and more number of seeking support to into the fold of ‘Sevalaya’, we have to increase the facilities to meet the needs. Presently children sleep on the mats with sheets spread on them.

It would be more comfortable and safe, if children are provided cots and mattresses. In the present hostel space, we can accommodate more number of children with large utility space in the dormitory, if we provide for bunker cots. This will ensure more safety to children from insects, especially during rainy and winter seasons.

Hence 100 bunkers cots (Boys Home 50 + Girls Home 50) bunker cots made of iron with a ladder rods on the leg-side, will accommodate 200 children in both the facilities. Description Qty Rate Amount in Rs.
1 Cost of Bunker cots (With high gauge angles, metal sheets, steps and side rim frames) 100 8,000 800,000
2 Beds/mattresses 200 500 100,000
3 Sheets/bed covers 200 250 50,000
4 Pillows (only 60 required) @Rs.75/- 200 75 15,000
Total (Rupees Nine Lakhs and Sixty Five Thousand only) 965,000

Deepavali Celebration

Deepavali festival is celebrated in Sevalaya as a grand gala event in which all students – from our Homes, day scholars and Old Age Home residents participate with all enthusiasm.

Oil bath, New Dress, Sweets and Snacks, a Grand Cracker Show – are all part of the event.

Sponsors can participate with your family, near and dear.

  • Sponsorship for Deepavali Celebration is Rs. 20,00,000/-

Wardens Remuneration

We require 10 wardens for both the homes of boys and girls. To employ these wardens and to meet their remuneration, an annual package of Rs. 78000/- per warden is required which in total for 10 wardens, makes Rs. 7,80,000/- per annum.


The senior residents are provided coffee/tea, breakfast lunch dinner and snacks in between. The cost of provisions like groceries, oil, rice, dhal etc consume a major chunk of our budget. We are looking forward to you to benevolently take care of this item of our expenses which is estimated at Rs. 24,00,000/-.

Annual Medical Expenses

Blood Sugar, BP, Arthritis etc are common illnesses related to old age which require periodical check – up, constant medication and regular medication.

Sevalaya takes care of the entire gamut of medical assistance required by the senior citizens, which include hospitalization and surgery. The expenses on this score are heavy.

Annual Medical Checkup for the residents is estimated to be Rs. 10,32,000 per annum.

Necessary Toiletries and Other Necessities

Apart from ‘Food, clothing and shelter’, there are certain basic necessities for day today living- items like tooth pastes, tooth brushes, soaps, towels, etc. These items are a significant part of our budget.

The required annual budget for toiletries is Rs 1,20,000/-.

Temple Visits

The senior citizens are taken on a trip to temples near and far on an average once in a month. Each trip is estimated to cost Rs.17,500.

For 12 such temple trips in a year at an estimate of Rs.2,10,000 per annum.

Warden Remunerations

Taking care of senior persons & youths, particularly from the background of our residents is undoubtedly a demanding task. For our home to be successful the wardens are to be given a reasonable honorarium. The need at present is more wardens to take care of our wards.

For wardens we require an annual budget of Rs 16,40,311/-.


Old Age Home

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Old Age Home was inaugurated on February 2, 2002. It is a home for the destitute and poor senior citizens with a difference in which the residents are not a self-pitying and a depressed lot.


For the senior citizens participate, in whatever little way they can, in the activities of this self reliant community. We have a home that is designed to accommodate 60 senior citizens.

The building and the infra structure are financed by the People of Japan through the Consul General of Japan at Chennai for which we are very grateful.

Old Age Home Photos

Need your Support

Sevalaya needs your support and contribution for the below projects which need funding.

Food – Old Age Home

Sponsor Food for Children & Senior Citizens
One time (in Rs)
Meals Full Sponsor Principal – Sponsor Co-sponsor
Breakfast 8,000 4,000 2,500
Lunch 36,000 15,000 6,000
Dinner 16,000 8,000 5,000
Full Day Meals 60,000 27,000 13,500
Sponsor Food for Children & Senior Citizens
Permanent Endowment (in Rs)

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