A Visit to Abandoned, Runaway & Exploited Children Boys Home @ Chennai

21-Jul-2007
Chennai, TN.
Dear All,

Last Week, i had visited the Government Children Home for Boys @ Chennai, an organization for abandoned, runaway and exploited children of more than 210 students and met their Superitendent Mr. S. Thansekara Pandian.

Following is the details of that organizaiton:
Government Children Home for Boys,
Mannarsami Koil Street, Royapuram, Chennai – 600 013, Phone: 25951450
About Government Children Home for Boys, Royapuram, Chennai.

Children who are
Runaway and missing children
Abandoned by parents
Surrendered by parents
Begging
Child labour

Exploited and abused children end up in Juvenile Homes (called Children’s homes) in the State of Tamil Nadir.
The children are detained and are brought before the Govt. Reception Unit at Royapuram, which is the center for the children in need of care and protection in Chennai District.

Each child’s case is registered and is investigated by the Probation Officers. Until the case is over, the child stays in the Reception Unit for shelter. The Govt. provides for the basic needs of the child such as food, clothing and shelter. There are separate dormitories for boys and girls. The number of children ranges from 125 to 150 children at any moment in time. These children are brought before the Juvenile Welfare Board (now re-constituted as the Child Welfare Committee under the new Act), which decides the future rehabilitation of the child.
Children who have no other option of family care are placed in the Govt Boys Home or the Govt Girls Home by the Board. At these Homes there is a residential school and the children stay here till they are 18 years of age.
At present their needs are Kitchen Vessels, Water Pots, Stationaries, Notes, etc.

Based upon our approval to support their needs, i will get their needs in detailed.

Thanks & Regards,
T.Hari

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