Visited GOOD LIFE CENTRE

Greetings Suresh,

07th June 2008, Visited GOOD LIFE CENTRE:

K. BASKARAN, Founder / Social Worker
GOOD LIFE CENTRE(REGD)
Home for Orphans and Mentally Challenged
12, Loganathan Street ( Near Vidya Theatre),
West Tambaram, Chennai – 600045,
Tamilnadu
India

Phone: 22264151 / 52
Mobile: 9444994151 / 9381002751
Web: www.goodlifecentre.org
E-mail:goodlife1996@yahoo.com


Below are my inputs:

Activities:

– Established and Registered in the year 1996 basically to provide food & shelter for the road side female beggary. (Most of these females are misused and become victim for orphan child).

– Extended their service for orphan children from 1998.

– Currently running at Tambaram, Chennai, in 2 rented buildings (1 for mentally retarded. 2 for women and children).

– 2 storage apartment is being constructed just opposite to the current one by own.

– Focused on education and employment for orphan children.

– Current strength is 110 out of which 75 are school going and rest are mentally retarded.

– One of the boys scored 462 out of 500 in S.S.L.C. also stood school first has completed his Polytechnic Diploma and got placed in accenture in Chennai.

– Source of income is through volunteers and no aid from Govt. and International bodies.

– As per Mr. Baskaran (Founder / Social Worker), there is no caste discrimination and all are welcome.
Help Solicited:

As per Mr. Baskaran their immediate requirement is 3 teachers to teach English, Maths & Science for the 75 school going children at in-house to improve their subject knowledge.

Also seek help on School Uniforms, stationeries, Pencil, Pen etc… 

I am hereby attaching some of the photos I took on my mobile during my visit.

Photos: http://picasaweb.google.com/indiasudar/GOODLIFECENTREChennaiTN

Hope this information suffice.

Thanks & Regards,

Pravin
+91 9940226566

Visited Good Life centre

Last week-end we(Hari and myself) visited this Orphanage cum oldage home. Baskaran is in-charge of this home. The following are the details provided by him.

** Nearly 90 ppl are there now.
** Half of the students are going to Corporate school. The remaing half to Matriculation. (ie: now-a-days all new students have been joined in Matric only)
** Thou’ the home doesnt have regular donars, 8 students have got sponsorship from some good heatrs, for their whole academic year. (Rs. 6000/ per yr)
** Two students are studying in a nearby polytechnic.
** There are nearly 30 mentally challenged ppl also, among those 90.
** Every student(both mentally retarted and orphans) is looking after by volunteers only. Regular medical check-ups are provided for those mentally challenged persons.
** For tuition also, they have volunteers to look after for free-of-cost.
** For mentally challenged only, they have a separate trained faculty, whose monthly salary will be Rs. 2000/
** The home have had enough rice. But, they are in need of provisional items.
** They are moving to a new building which is currently built. They need money for this also.


The above details told by Baskaran only. We havent checked the authenticity of some of the details yet. After that, we will start a new project for this home, if our help needed.

The following is the address of the home…

http://www.goodlifecentre.org/
Contact us:
THE SECRETARY
GOOD LIFE CENTRE
12,Loganathan Street (Behind Vidya Theater)
Tambaram West ,
Chennai -600 045,
TamilNadu,
INDIA
E-mail:goodlife1996@yahoo.com

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