In India the number of abandoned children, especially females, is high and continuously on the increase despite the government and NGOs doing their best to curtail this. TEWFI had been concerned with this crisis for some time and this motivated the action for the Foundation to fund Uluru Children’s Home (UCH) in 2001.
Set in a tranquil environment overlooking the backwaters of the Bay of Bengal, the UCH cares for a particularly vulnerable group of children, mainly girls, in the rural Indian communities of Kadapakkam and Alamparai. Since 2003 UCH has been a home for these abandoned or orphaned children. Currently there are 36 children – thirty girls and five boys, between the ages of 6 and 17 years old – living at UCH. UCH has become an integral part of the community by providing employment to local village women and men who lovingly staff the home as house mothers, carers, cooks, cleaners and security.
At UCH the children are given more than shelter, food and clothing, they are given a safe, loving and caring environment. Just as important the children, have access to health care and education, which are crucial in giving them life prospects they would otherwise undoubtedly be denied if they remained in their prior circumstances. In particular,
In India the number of abandoned children, especially females, is high and continuously on the increase despite the government and NGOs doing their best to curtail this. As a result of the need to protect and care for abandoned, destitute and orphaned children TEWFI founded the Uluru Children’s Home in 2001.
Arts and Sports at UCH
While the importance of traditional school-based education cannot be denied, it is important to develop other facets of life. Hence, artistic and sporting activities are recent additions to the extra-curricular activities at UCH, which have so far been very well received.Read More
Various undertakings have been started at Uluru Children’s Home (UCH) to increase its self-sufficiency capabilities. These are primarily in the area of UCH’s daily requirements such as food, water, and energy.Read More
Excursions, Trips and Special Events
The children of Uluru Children’s Home (UCH) enjoy outings, trips, and special events when it is sponsored by a volunteer or visitor or through a donationan. The excusion can be a simple, short boat trip down the backwaters to a beach to play in the water. Or on a larger scale, some of the recent trips.Read More
Children at our Children’s home are encouraged and guided to take some innovative projects and complete it. The objective of this programme is to help them developing their creativity, realize their responsibilities in the society, the skills required to plan, manage time, budgeting, etcRead More