Proposed Visit to an Poor Home – Gandhiji Rehabilitation Center

05 May 2008

Dear All,
Towards this month event, Jeyaseeralan and I had visited the Gandhiji Rehabilitation Center @ Poonamallle, Chennai on 5th May 2008. There are nearly 27 inmates; almost all of them are orphan / semi-orphan. Vanarasan, who is the founder of the organization is taking care of the students, his family members are also playing a vital role in running this organization.

Already members from India Sudar Educational and Charitable Trust had visit this home and are planning to pay the fees for the two girls who are studying Nursing Course and also they are going to offer a Typewriter also. At present we are planning to provide one month’s provision, Footwear for all and School Bags for all children.

Attached is the Requirement List for this month’s event. The rough estimated cost for this event is Rs.22,000/- (Rupees Twenty Two Thousand Only).We are expecting the same support from volunteers and contributors for this Noble cause.
Total No.of Beneficiaries – 27 Children
Visit Date – 31st May 2008 @ 6pm
Gandhiji Rehabilitation Center
#603, Trunk Road, 3rd Floor,
Chennai – 600 056.
Landmark: Opposite to Sundar Hospital / Before Poonamallee Bus Stand
Vanarasan Cell – 9840931530
Route Map:
From Parrys
Parrys Bus Stand —> Central Railway Station —-> Kilpauk Medical College & Hospital —->
Pachaiappa’s College —-> Aminjikarai —-> Arumbakkam —-> Koyambedu Junction —-> Nerkundram —-> Maduravoyal —-> Poonamallee Bus Stand —-à Sundar Hospital
From Adyar
Madhya Kailash —à Anna University —à Halda Junction —-à Guindy Kathipara —-> Nandhambakkam —-> Porur —-> Kattupakkam —-à Sundar Hospital

Note: This Event is neither organized nor funded by India Sudar Educational & Charitable Trust.
Thanks & Regards,
Cell: 9840341973 

Gandhiji Rehabilitation Centre-Site Visit Report.

Chennai, TN


We (myself and Athi) had visited Gandhiji Rehabilitation centre last Saturday (26th Apr 2007).

Short background:
This orphanage had been started in the early 1990’s with the name “Appa Illam”, after a couple of years the home was registered with the name Gandhiji Rehabilitation centre and it is working till now.

There are around 27 kids in this home. The basic and educational necessities of the kids are taken care by the home under the able leadership of Mr.Vaanarasan. All the kids are going to school and the studying level of the kids range from U.K.G to Nursing degree. All the kids are under the careness of Mr. Vaanarasan and his wife, who has dedicated her life towards this noble cause. Mr.Vaanarasan is running a tutorial school and the earnings from that is the only source to run this home.

The worst part is they do not have a permanent place for their home and they are in pretty bad shape in this.


1. Have to pay nursing degree fees for one of the kid around Rs.8000/- immediately by the month end, defaulting which the kid has to write the exam only next year. This is currently the immediate necessity. He said he will get the exact fee structure from the institute and will send it across. We will share with the grp once we receive the info.

2. They also said they would like to have a typewriter, as they came to know from the outer world that a typewriter would help them. He doesn’t know the exact price of the typewrited. He said it may come around 4K. The seconds may come around 2.5K.

3. They would also like to have computer education for their kids which would help them in future and also a dedicated computer to run their office.

Regards & Thanks
Prem & Athi.

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