60 lovely flowers in a garden called Udavum Ullangal Illam...Innocence in every face....relief from the distress of having been distressed in life for ever.....a home away from home...these children definitely did not look disoriented, depressed or dull even for a moment.
There was a kind of empathy in the air...no requests for sympathy though..... happy to welcome love and care from the public....managed by a trust of retired elderly people who wanted to give back their bit to the society....this place just did not seem like a Orphanage...it more looked like any other home.
The children were well disciplined, we were happy to hear that all children between 5-17 years are all schooled and medical needs taken care with the closest SP Hospital. Children were with smiles, innocent looks and a kind of fire for life....and it was so refreshing to have celebrated my kid's birthday with them.
The home keepers were all friendly, approachable, and passionate about the service they do. Hopefully behind the scenes situation is also all the time the same..and I passionately wished, I could take home one child. But I guess they don't do adoptions. They have another home for elderly and children in Maraimalarnagar. Both the homes accept donations and any kind of support is highly appreciated.
Only wish our country has a dawn where there is no need for such homes...at the same, thankful that these children have homes though they have been abused, betrayed, distressed by their own parents, circumstances and families.
Thankfully, with the help of pure souls that serve in the smallest ways possible, these children are not shunned from the society and lead a decent life...aiming high and higher every day to become more responsible citizens...aiming high dreams..that should one day become realities