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

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Future Plans:

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.