The Aum Pranava Ashram Children's Home shelters orphans and children from an economically deprived background. While some of them have lost their parents, others were brought by a mother/father or by both due to desolate family circumstances.
The children are provided with all the necessities of life and grow up under the loving care of the founders and other caretakers, who help the children to look after their daily routine and help them with their studies.
We have always made utmost efforts to give the children the sense of a real home, keeping the atmosphere family-oriented and natural.
The ashram accommodates boys and girls in separate buildings within the ashram premises.
Children attend schools in Ilanji and in Sengottai, which is about 6 to 8 kms away from our place.
They are provided with the following things and facilities absolutely free of cost:
The list mentioned above must necessarily be in-exhaustive because we cannot list all the services which the Aum Pranava AShram renders to the children, like for example to merely let them enjoy an expensive cone ice-cream (God thanks, some sponsors donate for this noble cause!)
In addition to school kids, the ashram supports adolescent children who have completed their school education in the ashram and continue higher studies at various colleges and vocational institutions. They come home from their respective colleges/vocational training institutions whenever they get to leave. Some of them are pictured here:
The traditional views of women's role and place in Indian society opposite the current challenges of modern, global views on women's place in society at large do not make it easy for young ladies to place themselves in this world. Confusions abound, and even newly-found freedom can lead to severe complications in their young lives. Let these words suffice to portray the real challenges which young ladies are facing today.
As educators, we are aware of our responsibilities. In our eyes, education should include the moulding of character, grooming awareness and social skills to prepare young people to face the struggles and vicissitudes of life as well as the brighter sides of life with the necessary strength of mind, soul and body. Character forms with the amount of love and stability received in childhood.
It is our primary concern to help the children grow up in a healthy, loving and caring environment with emphasis on education, which will enable them to unfold their hidden potential despite the troubles and problems that they had to face at an earlier stage in life.
While it is true that girls have always been at a disadvantage in the past when it came to education, our commitments are directed toward inspiring girls to unfold their mental skills and supporting their higher education as well as their personal development.