• Program 2024
  • Program 2023
  • Program 2022
  • Program 2021
  • Program 2020
  • Program 2019
  • Program 2018
  • Program 2017

June 2024

Quarterly review meeting of Ward level Child Protection Committee meeting (Ward 38) was held on 28th June. Mr U. Ganesan, Councilar and Zone chairperson presided over the meeting. All the members were present. The actions taken in the last three months was presented,, emerging child protection issues were discussed and four action points were taken up for immediate intervention.

Arunodhaya hosted an inspiring session, 'Get-Set-Go,' to empower youth in their job search journey! 🌟 Dr. Jude Xavier, Senior Director of Human Resources at Omega Health Care, led the session on July 21, 2024. Thirty-five young graduates and final-year students joined in to gain crucial insights on job preparation. Dr. Jude shared expert advice on crafting resumes, acing written exams, group discussions, and interviews. A mock interview session highlighted key tips on presentation and behavior, boosting the participants' confidence. The session emphasized the value of education, continuous learning, and self-confidence. Our youth left motivated and better prepared to conquer their career goals! 🚀✨

Arunodhaya organised a training for community members to be Champions of women safety. This training is being done in collaboration with with Gender and Policy lab, Greater Chennai Corporation and Red dot. It is planned to train 90 community members in AIR site, Ernavur.

Arunodhaya observed International day against child labour in the intervention areas. Rallies and signatures campaign with a pledge to eliminate child labour and promote children's rights was organised with the participation of different stakeholders in the communities.

Arunodhaya organised capacity building training for Youth forum leaders on 12th June. Adv. Thenpandian facilitated the one day programme and engaged the children in developing an understanding on the existing social structure and the role of youth as change agents.

May 2024

Had an enjoyable evening with the children who were in our shelter home and now reintegrated with families or enrolled in other children homes. They shared their present experience, their performance in studies and sports activities. One boy shared that he initiated Children committee in the CCI where he is enrolled now. Felt happy to listen to the children. They cut cake and celebrated the birthday of all of them and sang their favourite birthday song 'Neend neenda Kaalam'.

One day camps are being held for children sangam members in 40 areas reaching out to 1900 children. These camps are facilitated by the young facilitators. The theme is on Climate change.

Four children from Arunodhaya Silambam koodam participated in the national meet held at Cochin, Kerala from 3rd to 5th May and won medals and certificates.

Arunodhaya organised. a three day camp (3-5 May) for the young facilitators of Confederation of Arunodhaya children Sangam on the theme of Climate Change. Chennai Climate action team members facilitated the programme and led the children in understanding the web of life, identifying the causes and impact of climate change through their life experiences and exploring the action that can be initiated by them. It was a rich learning experience in the natural environment of Camp Tonakala.

Two children from Confederation of Arunodhaya children Sangam participated in the workshop on 'Emergency preparedness and Response' organised by UNICEF on 2nd and 3rd May 2024. The children effectively presented the situation in North Chennai.

Arunodhaya organized life skills training for adolescents on 2nd and 3rd May 24. Resource team from DnA conducted an interactive session enabling the adolescents to develop a positive mental attitude, set their goals and develop the skills to pursue it diligently..

March 2024

Women's day programme organised at Arunodhaya on 14th March 2024.

It was a joyous occasion to celebrate Women's day with the members of Amudha Surabhi Self Help Group Federation (initiated by Arunodhaya). The federation is completing twenty years. The members recalled their twenty years journey remembering their success, challenges and took the oath to continue their journey in defending the rights of women and children.

Feburary 2024

Arunodhaya initiated Ward level Child Protection Committee in Ward 38, Zone 4, Greater Chennai Corporation. The first meeting of CPC was held on 20th February 2024. It is encouraging to have the presence of all the members and an involved and insightful discussion on the child protection issues in the Ward. An action plan for the next three months was drawn and the Committee decided to meet once in three months.

Arunodhaya is implementing Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness Programme in partnership with Omega Health Care Services. As part of this intervention a special health camp for women facilitated by Pen Nalam Hospital was organised on February 4, 2024 in Korukkupet. Screening for cervical and breast cancer was the primary emphasis of the camp. Fifty four women were screened by the team. In order to reach more women we intend to host health camps in other locations.

January 2024

'Steps to Success' a motivation session for students appearing for board exams was organised by Arunodhaya on 28th January 2024. Eight nine students studying in 10th,11th and 12th standards participated in the training. Ms. Saraswathy from Action DnA interacted with the students on developing confidence, acquiring a positive attitude, time management and physical and mental preparedness to face the exams. Ms Divya and Ms J.C. Mettilda, teachers guided the students on effectively preparing for Mathematics, English and Science subjects and oriented the students on important guidelines to be followed while writing the examinations.

National girl child day celebration was marked by the release of the short film 'Matram'(the change) produced by Arunodhaya social media team. Drawing competition for school children, awareness sessions in schools and interaction with women police were organised as part of the celebration.

December 2023

Provision kits, mats and bed sheets were distributed to 100 Irula families in Sadayankuppam and Athipet.

Arunodhaya is reaching out to the people affected by the flood in North Chennai.

November 2023

Some pictures from the Confederation of Arunodhaya Children sangam annual convention and World children's day held on 19th November 2023.

October 2023

Happy to join in the 15th anniversary celebration of Advesa trust. It is heartening to see people volunteering to promote reading habit among children. Advesa trust is running a library for underprivileged children in the premises of Jeevodhaya (hospice for terminally ill cancer patients). The children were articulate in sharing their experience and organised the programme effectively. Congrats to Dr Shanthi and her team.

September 2023

Arunodhaya organised a workshop to hone the skills of children sangam members in Journalism. Twenty five children participated in the workshop held on 28th and 29th September 2023 at Youth hostel, Adyar. Mr. M. Mohan, Director, Vaalu TV, Dr. D Jayasakthivel, Professor, Dept. Of journalism, University of Madras and Mr. R. Muthukumar from University of Madras facilitated the workshop and trained the children to prepare their Journal. We look forward to seeing the children's newsletter.

Women from Arunodhaya had the opportunity to exhibit their embroidery items and artificial jewellery at the 'Textures of traditions-culture festival'on 17th September 2023 held at Kraft Retail dining, Nandanam,Chennai. Embroidered handkerchiefs, pillow covers, table clothes and artificial jewellery were displayed.

Arunodhaya started a new initiative- 'Sexual and reproductive health awareness among young women' in partnership with CSR initiative of Omega Health care Private Ltd. The community facilitators training was held from 22nd Aug to 26th August 2023. During the five days training, the participants were led through a process of discussion, presentation, games and exercises to appreciate their womanhood, feel comfortable on speaking about sexual and reproductive issues, explode myths connected to menstruation, gain understanding on menstrual hygiene, sexual health and how to protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases.

August 2023

Madras day celebration at Arunodhaya shelter home. 22nd Aug 2023

Five days training for Community facilitators on Sexual and Reproductive Health was inaugurated on 22nd August 2023. It is supported by Omega CSR initiative.

Children nagara Sabai meeting was held in 10 wards in zone 1,4 and 5. Ward councillors, Police officials, area leaders and teachers participated. Children presented their concerns and demands.

Arunodhaya is organising awareness programme on Menstrual hygiene in schools for students of 10th,11th and 12th std. it is planned to reach 1000 girls during this academic year. The girls will gain information on Menstrual cycle, hygienic practices and explode myths related to periods.

July 2023

Another progressive step in Arunodhaya nagar. On 27th July 2023 Boomi Pooja was done for construction of 48 houses for Irula families. Tiruvallur district Collector issued the work order. Arunodhaya gifted the land to the government for construction of the houses.

Dr. Abdul Kalam's anniversary was observed in Arunodhaya shelter home on 27th July 2023. Children shared about the life history of Dr. Kalam and his greatness

Arunodhaya conducted an eye camp at Sadayankuppam (Irula community) on 22nd July 2023 in collaboration with India vision institute. 59 members benefited from the camp. 11 members have been prescribed spectacles and 4 members referred for cataract surgery. Thanks to Bloom trust for their support in organising the programme.

The great leader Thiru Kamarajar birthday celebrated at the shelter home on 15th July 2023.

Election for the Executive committee of Confederation of Arunodhaya Children sangams was held on 9th July 2023. The new EC members took the oath and assumed charge.

Happy to introduce Arunodhaya video documentary team. As members of Confederation of Arunodhaya children sangam they were trained in Video documentary by Arunodhaya. Now as Youth they have come forward to support Arunodhaya ln enhancing social media presence The inauguration of Arunodhaya Video documentary team was held on 8th July 2023.

June 2023

Arunodhaya organised awareness programmes on World child labour day. Rally in Royapuram, handprint against child labour in Tondiarpet in the presence of Ms Jayalakshmi, Asst commissioner of labour, oath taking by stakeholders in Egmore railway station followed by street play, signature campaign in the platform in Egmore railway station.

Young Scientists for Social Change - Scientific inventions exhibition was organised on 3rd June 2023 by Arunodhaya. Thirteen projects were presented by children. Making products from e waste, shoes for physically challenged, ideas to prevent pollution from factories, prevent children from falling into open drains etc were presented.

April 2023

Imayam SHG federation, Tiruvottiyur celebrated women's day. Ward Councilar, Mr Karthick, Sub Inspector Ms Kalpana, Mr. Elumalai, school HM felicitated the women groups.

March 2023

Arunodhaya Amudhasurabhi federation organised women's day programme at Korukkupet on the theme 'Realising our dreams and aspirations' Mr Ebenezer MLA. R.K. Nagar constituency was the chief guest.

E. Mala, former member of Confederation of Arunodhaya children sanga received ' Pen Sadhanaiyalar' award on 3rd March 2023 from Chennai Collector.

February 2023

Independant pattas were distributed to 48 Irula families in Arunodhaya nagar, Athipet. The land is donated by Arunodhaya. The government has agreed to construct houses for them. Sub collector, MLA and other ward members and govt officials were present on the occasion.

January 2023

National girl child day celebration was held in the communities and schools with rangoli, awareness session, cultural programs

December 2022

Ms Judith Ravin, US consul General and Mariners visited our field office on 19th December 22 and distributed toys, Sports kit and education materials to our children.

November 2022

World children’s day programme 20th Nov 22

Children's Event

Children's day celebration in shelter home

Children's day celebration in shelter home

October 2022

Street play crating awareness on homelessness conducted by Arunodhaya cultural team on 14th October at R.R.nagar, Kodungaiyur

Members of State Education Policy committee interacted with Arunodhaya children sangam members and Arunodhaya women group members. Children and women shared their views and expectations on what should be included in the policy. Thanks to Prof Sultan, Prof. Srinivasan, Dr. Aruna and Ms Jaishree for their presence and valuable interaction with our members.

Septemeber 2022

Arunodhaya organised training for youth to initiate action to curb substance abuse and online abuse among their peers in their communities. The programme was held on 11th Sep 2022.

August 2022

Appreciation award received from Ms Vimala, Councilar, Ward 41 for work done during Covid19 pandemic.

Madras day celebration at Arunodhaya shelter home.

Children nagara Sabai meeting held in 10 wards on 15th August 2922 Municipal councilars, area leaders, police, ICDS representative etc. were present on the occasion. Children presented their views and opinions on issues concerning children and presented their demands.

Oath taking by child councilars from 10 wards. The respective Municipal councilars administered the oath. The programme was held on 13th August 2022 at Harinarayanapuram park, Korukkupet.

July 2022

Chess championship at shelter home

Distribution of school bags and education materials to 350 children supported by DP world Chennai on 22nd and 23rd July 2022

Jun 2022

Adolescent consultation held on 25th Jun 22

Challenges faced by adolescents & Role of society on 25th Jun 22 3-5:30 pm

May 2022

Awareness programme against use of tobacco products held on 31st May 22

World menstrual hygiene day programme held on 28th May 2022

Silambattam and frisbee training inauguration held on 21st May 22

Motivation camp for children held on 18th May 2022

March 2022

The final phase of the Strategic planning workshop-planning for the next five years (22-27) was held on 15,16 and 18 March 22. Representatives from women group, children sangam, youth and staff participated and prepared the plan.

International women's day programme organised by Amudhasurabhi federation in Korukkupet.

February 2022

Arunodhaya children sangam members presented their demands to the local body election candidates

Career guidance session for high school students

Smart class room was inaugurated on 12th feb at Deivasigamani govt aided school, Tiruvottiyur. Thanks to Praise foundation for mobilising the support from Ladies circle and RRD.

January 2022

Pongal Celebration at Arunodhaya

December 2021

Christmas celebration at shelter home

Invitation for the 20 th Anniversary of Arunodhaya Children Sangam

November 2021

Distribution of relief materials to families affected by heavy rains.

Relief materials were distributed on 19th November 2021 to 100 families in Ennore affected by the rains. Thanks to Chennai volunteers for the support

Relief work for the people affected by the rain

October 2021

Collage art by Confederation of Arunodhaya children sangam members as part of 20 yrs celebration.

Awareness and competition for women group members on low-cost nutritious food for adolescents.

August 2021

Arunodhaya organised awareness campaign on education inviting the parents to send all children studying in classes 9th to 12th std to start going to school from 1st September onwards.

Shelter home for homeless boys was started in the year 2013 at R,.R. nagar, Kodungaiyur. The Shleter home is supported by Greater Chennai Corporation under the scheme ‘Shelter for Urban Homeless. The shelter located opposite to the dumping yard reaches out to children working in the dumping yard, staying in the vicinity of the dumping yard, who have no homes or come form dysfunctional families. The home meets the basic needs of the children and guides them in getting educated, trained in good behaviour and have higher aspirations in life.

Awareness on child protection was held at AIR sire, Ernavur on 14th August 2021. Ms. Sridevi, Inspector of police and Mr. Ramesh Kartik spoke on the occasion.

March 2021

Recognition and appreciation to COVID-19 warriors- the community volunteers at Arunodhaya. 6th March 2021

Inauguration of Skill development for sustainable livelihood at Manali new town supported by DP world Chennai

February 2021

Adolescent consultation 2021 on the theme ‘Our aspirations and dreams- voice of adolescents’ was held on28th February 2021. Nearly 150 adolescents participated in the event. They expressed through exhibition and cultural events the family, school and the community they reimagine.

December 2020

Children from shelter home visited the Museum at Egmore and enjoyed playing in the park. They were happy to have an outing after a long long time.

Training on sexual and reproductive health is being organised for boys. The sessions are conducted by youth boys who have been trained as TOTs.

November 2020


Diwali Celebrations at the Arunodhaya Shelter Home

October 2020

Arunodhaya Children Sangam interacted with Ms. Trisha Krishnan, UNICEF celebrity ambassador on 1st October 2020

December 2019

  • Arunodhaya women sangam leader Ms Loganayagi received the family award at the child leader award function

  • Arunodhaya children sangam members received Child Leader award

  • Chairs and Tables were donated to Tiruvottiyur Municipal middle school,Ernavour,Chennai

  • Awareness on Substances and Drug abuse

November 2019

  • Childline Se Dosti week

  • Awareness on child protection and CHILDLINE 1098

  • World children’s day and CRC@30 program organised by FPCP with the participation of children from FCMRP

  • Certificates were given to the candidates who completed training in DTP

  • Career Fest – Amaipom Ethirgalam! Kalvi,Vaelai,Kanavu

August 2019

  • Today 29th August,Trisha Krishnan, UNICEF celebrity advocate interacted with Arunodhaya children sangam members.

  • Cultural training programme for Arunodhaya children sangam

July 2019

  • Child Rights Monitoring committee promoted by Arunodhaya organised awareness campaign with temple authorities, in mosques and local churches and marriage halls.

  • World day against child labour program at Chennai Egmore Railway station Television Update on Polimer News

  • Arunodhaya Staff Picnic

June 2019

  • Rallying for the cause of children’s safety and their future

  • World day against child labour program at Chennai Egmore Railway station

May 2019

  • Life skill camp for shelter home children

  • State level adolescent consultation on “End child marriage”

  • Invite – State level adolescent consultation on ‘End Child Marriage’

  • Arunodhaya Children Sangam and Youth Forum members as Trainers

  • One day Annual Planning camp

  • Young facilitators camp

  • Forum for Promotion of Child participation

  • Awareness programme on end child marriage.

March 2019

  • Release of Children Manifesto

  • lorry lolaku Program

  • State Level Children Consultation To Draft Children Manifesto

February 2019

  • Arunodhaya in partnership with UNICEF is organising Puppet show and Referendum to end child marriage in schools.

January 2019

  • National girl child day

  • Confederation of Arunodhaya Children Sangam Annual Convention

  • Arunodhaya cultural team performed Parai and oyil at Chennai kalai theru viza at Mylapore.

  • Pongal celebration at Arunodhaya shelter home

  • Orientation to Adolescents and young people on End child marriage

December 2018

  • Santa clause visited Arunodhaya shelter home

  • Adolescents from Arunodhaya interacted with UNICEF team

  • World Children’s Day 2018

  • Childline Sedosti Programme 2018

October 2018

  • Rhythms of Harmony a live orchestra

  • 5th annual day celebration of Arunodhaya shelter home for homeless children (boys).

  • Shelter home children had an enjoyable evening at Hotel Taj Coromandel.

September 2018

  • #stop child labor…support education for children by listening to music.

  • Lifeskill training for adolescents and youth

  • Adult peer educator training at Athipet (Irula tribe).

  • Artificial jewel making training

June 2018

  • Anti Child labour day programme was organised by Arunodhaya child help desk childline at egmore railway station

  • Arunodhaya team conducted training at St. Thomas Mount Children home on Life skills

May 2018

  • Summer camp for children of Reading skill enhancement programme children

  • Arunodhaya team conducted child rights training for members of Police boys and girls club at Kuyilthottam, Santhome.

  • Mr. Kumaran and team from Paddle for future visited our shelter home and spent valuable time with our children on 9th May. Mr. Kumaran celebrated his son’s birthday with our children.

April 2018

News Letter Jan – Feb 2018

March 2018

  • Shelter Home Children Enjoyed A Visit To Hotel Taj

  • Rally for Child Protection

  • Street Play on Consumer Rights Awareness at Model line Royapuram

  • Pupetshow on Consumer Rights Awareness at School Children

February 2018

  • Gender equality community event

  • ‘Veeduthorum Puthagam’

  • Gender Sensitization Training for Staff Members

  • Street Play Training for Youth

January 2018

  • National girl child day celebrations

  • Quarterly Receipt Foreign Contribution Oct – Dec 2017

  • Confederation of Arumodhaya children sangam annual convention

  • Kids take over World Children’s day celebration. Children from Arunodhaya…

  • Motivation session for 10th, 11th and 12th std. students

December 2017

  • Staff annual get together at Arunodhaya.

November 2017

  • Children from Arunodhaya children sangam spent a day at Gigamon (IT company)

  • World Children’s Day School Children Council – Paper Cliping

  • Awareness on childline and child protection

  • Childline Se Dosti program inauguration held at Egmore railway statiom chennai

  • Food Distribution to the families affected by rain at Athipet

  • School children council was formally inaugurated at Chennai Middle School, Coronation nagar, Korukkupet. The leaders of the School children council were introduced.

  • News Article on one of our CCRMC Community member

October 2017

  • Children From Arunodhaya Shelter Home Had The Opportunity TN participate in a football tournament. Thanks to Praise Foundation

  • World homeless day

  • Dan Utsav

September 2017

  • S. Kathryn Wightman-Beaven, Global Sustainability Director, DP world

August 2017

  • Railway childline team, Egmore (Arunodhaya) organised awareness at Tiruvanmiyur Railway Station.

  • Last Day of French Volunteers Work Camp. Program at Chemai School R.R. Nagar.

  • French volunteers work camp

  • Sale Of Products Made By Shelter Home Children

July 2017

  • Eight families in Sadayankuppam Irular community got new houses.

  • Quarterly Receipt of Foreign Contribution April to June 2017

May 2017

  • Child Protection Promotion Community

  • Summer vacation activities for shelter home children

  • Summer camp

  • Children from Arunodhaya children sangam had the opportunity to take training in swimming. Thanks to Life saving federation of India.

  • Details of Quarterly Receipt of Foreign Contribution Jan – Mar 2017

  • Women’s Day Programme By Arunodhaya Mahalir Sangam

March 2017

  • Arunodhaya cultural team Arunodhaya cultural team had the opportunity to perform at the Tourist trade fair at Island ground

  • Motivation Camp

February 2017

  • National Girl Child day & Samathuva Pongal Celebration

  • Awareness on Child Protection given to Egmore Railway Station Cleaners by Egmore RCL team on 9th Feb 2017 at Egmore Railway Station

January 2017

  • Confederation of Arunodhaya Children Sangam Annual Convention – 2017 ‘Protect Children from Drug Abuse’

  • Details if Quarterly Receipt of Foreign Contribution

  • Arunodhaya Silver Jubilee Staff Get Together