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An unfading hope for abandoned and orphaned infants and children

Situated in the sylvan surroundings in the outskirts of Chennai. Balagurukulam is a home for abandoned and orphaned children. Balagurukulam has been started with the primary aim of providing the abandoned children with adequate shelter, food, medical facilities, and education to help them to stand on their own feet and to serve the society. Balagurukulam provides utmost care in bringing them up as independent, responsible and respectable citizens of the country. It presently provides home to 50 children, with every child getting a mother, brothers and sisters to look after them. That’s not all! Children at Balagurukulam also undergo yoga, meditation, silambam, music classes and regular health checkups to keep them fit, strong and healthy.

Education centers in child labor rampant areas

The aim of Children’s village program is to provide personalised care and education to the children who have been previously denied education due to poverty. Under this program, free education centres have been established in child labour rampant areas of Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The purpose of these centres is two-fold as described below.

  1. Long term care and guidance for children rescued from child labour
  2. Provide alternative means of education who those who are still denied day schooling due to poverty.

Currently more than 1500 children are enrolled in the Balagurukulam education centres. All the children enrolled the education centres are below the poverty line.

Living conditions of the children enrolled: The villages identified for establishing the education centres are known dry and arid conditions where little or no agriculture is practiced. The villagers go for seasonal jobs and work in the factories established in the surroundings. Most of our education centres are situated in the areas where matchbox and fireworks industry are thriving. The children are sent for paid work in such factories.

By inspection and by local surveys, it has been understood that the facilities at the schools (only Government schools function in the villages) are inadequate and even electricity is unaffordable by many families.

The poor living conditions and lack of good educational facilities make the parents to resort to child labour. To alleviate this problem, Balagurukulam Charitable Trust has established education centres in such areas.

Geographical locations: Villages of Tamil Nadu (Tuticorin, Ramanathapuram and Virudhunagar districts)

Number of centres: 25

Sponsoring education needs of a child

Activities: This project is focused at poor children who are already enrolled in an education institution, and children who require support to pursue education. The aim of “Aid a Child” programme is to support the education of the needy children by providing them the required aids. The form of support includes payment of tuition fee, provision stationery items and textbooks and donation of books to library etc. This is a simple but high impact project that connected thousands of needy children with their donors.

How do we identify needy children? Volunteers of this project work in field to identify the needy children. This is done by regular visits to Government schools, by conversing with local people and by understanding the educational needs of children during village visits. Also the aim of the project is spread across by means of pamphlets, brochures and also by word of mouth. This brings together potential donors as well as children in need. Funds are also allocated by the trust towards this project.

Total beneficiaries count: more than 7500

Location: Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh

Free food service for poor

In this project, free meal is provided for one time a day to desolated elders, beggars and the poor. We find a great potential to extend this project atleast to 1000 people and plan to do so in near future since we receive enquiries from nearby areas where the service is currently provided.

Beneficiaries of free food service per day: 300

Free food service areas: Thiruvallur, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari districts of Tamilnadu, and Kalahasthi districts of Andhra Pradesh.

Interlinked rivers – Integrated nation

Water scarcity is becoming a major issue in our country. We see enmity and clashes between neighbouring due to water issues. Water is one of the major resources that would be in great demand in forthcoming years. It has to be remembered that ground water level in India is dropping at alarming rates. More than 65% of drinking water supply is from ground. India is at a crucial point in time to secure its water resources to prevent disaster in future.

Balagurukulam is dedicated to spread awareness about this critical situation among the citizens of our country. Rivers interlinking project has been envisioned by many of the leaders of our country. Balagurukulam spreads awareness about ILR by means of meetings, public programs and rallies.

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Recent Activities : Stall at Hindu Spiritual Fair on ILR

Planned Activities : Cycle rally from Chennai to Delhi spreading awareness about ILR enroute.



The vision of Balagurukulam is a society where every individual’s basic rights and dignity are upheld.


Balagurukulam’s mission is to care for and enable livelihood of underprivileged in our society. Balagurukulam is committed to develop the infrastructure for sanitation, water access and education for the poor. The organization is also dedicated to provide utmost care and possible opportunities to at least 300 orphaned children in the society. Trained from their roots, these children are invaluable gifts to the society. The children would themselves engage in social service as they grow up. Out of the 300 children, nearly 100 would become top ranking IAS/IPS and other civil services field. There mission would be to fight against corruption and to create a real India as dreamt by Indian Leaders. The next 100 children would gain expert knowledge in various fields like agriculture, engineering, medical, lawyers, arts, science etc. and would dedicatedly serve the villages of India. The next 100 would travel around the world to promote world peace. They would also act as cultural ambassadors of India and serve the poor in countries all over the world.


We appeal to all kind-hearted people around the globe to contribute their might for uplifting these less fortunate people and show them lightly to their future. People can contribute by way of donations, rice, provisions, food, clothes, books, and in other ways that they feel will help.