Anbumalar Social Service Vision is a social service organisation started by Mr. P. Selvaraj, the Founder and Secretary in 1998, and registered as a society in the year 2000 with the aim of serving the vulnerable, marginalised, needy sections of society. Anbumalar reaches out to the marginalized and the under privileged with the aim of transforming them into useful and economically independent individuals in society and to teach them to “serve one another in love” in order to live a fulfilled life.
Why we started?
Denial of privileges and rejection/threat of rejection is often the portion of the poor and the marginalized – even the mentally challenged. Specialized services and treatment, love and care are often denied these souls. In such a situation, an outstretched hand which assures love, care and support is as promising as the blossoming of a flower, in their lives. ‘Anbumalar’ in Tamil language means, literally, ‘love flower’! The founder says that he came up with the name Anbumalar to denote the ‘loving service that is to be rendered with a pleasant face’ – which is to serve one another in love.
To enable mentally challenged children become accepted and productive members of society through holistic development processes.
1. To enable tangible improvement in the cognitive capacity of the mentally challenged children in our care, under professional guidance through the special school.
2. To provide skill/vocational training for trainable mentally retarded children, after assessing their abilities.
3. To impart skill training to the needy family member of every mentally challenged person in our care where possible, towards improvement of the economic condition of the respective families.
4. To provide micro- credit to skilled/ enterprising, needy family members of every mentally challenged child under our care where possible, to enable them to start a small business.
5. To serve as a center of dissemination of information, research and advocacy for and regarding the mentally challenged and other related conditions, towards dispelling stigma associated with such; and to develop more effective ways of rehabilitation.