Sevalaya has been serving the rural underprivileged communities since 1988. Today, Sevalaya operates in 16 centres in Tamil Nadu (10 districts) and Puducherry.
The first centre of operations is in Kasuva village near Thiruninravur, 45 KMs West of Chennai. Once largely inhabited by brick kiln labourers, whose children often accompanied them to work, the area has now been transformed into a vibrant community, with child labour totally abolished in Kasuva and over 40+ surrounding villages. Over 2,200 Sevalaya students have passed Std XII since 2005. All of them are either employed or pursuing higher education.
Sevalaya runs a home for 200 plus destitute children, three old age homes for seniors, two hospitals, a gaushala and 9 community colleges which offer vocational training in 11 trades. 75% of the 3,200+ qualified youth are placed on jobs and 25% are self-employed. Medical camps, tuition centres and rescue-to-rehabilitation support for victims of natural calamities and the COVID 19 pandemic are part of Sevalaya’s services.
A registered Charitable Trust, Sevalaya renders all its services absolutely free of cost to destitute and needy persons without any discrimination of caste, colour, religion, language, gender or nationality. ” Love All; Serve All” is Sevalaya’s motto.
Along with the trust of the communities and our CSR partners and donors, our work has been acknowledged, for the impact it has been creating.
|Name of Award||Year||Award Given By|
|Best Green Campus||2012||Govt. of TamilNadu, Forest Department|
|Best Old Age Home||2012,2018||Govt. of TamilNadu, Social Welfare Department|
|State Award – Best social worker – Mr. V Muralidharan||2016||Government of TamilNadu|
|National Award – Sat Paul Mittal – Outstanding Service to Humanity||2016||Nehru Sidhant Kender Trust, Punjab|
|Women’s achievers||2016||NGO category from FICCI FLO|
|National Awrad – Spirit of Humanity – Education Category||2015||AmeriCares Foundation, Mumbai|
|National Award – Lakshmi Menon Memorial Award for Girl Child Education||2014||All India women’s conference|
|Best project of the year||2012||Project Management Institute (PMI)|
|Outstanding Service Organization||2009||Lucas TVS National Institute of Quality and Reliability|
|Innovative value based Education in Primary Education||2006||TCS Education World Awards Committee 2006|
|Life Time Achievement Award – Mr. V Muralidharan||2019||Indian Medical Association|
|Service over Self Award – Mrs. M Bhuvaneshwari||2021||Inner Wheel District 323|
Even as we have responded to evolving societal needs, recent years have witnessed rapid growth in our geographical presence, scope of activities and scale. Building on this momentum and responding to interest shown from new areas, Sevalaya is set to become a multi-state presence. Our long time goal is to start a free University for the benefit of orphans, the destitute and poor children.