Gandhibhavan located on the banks of Kallada River in Kundyam, near Pathanapuram of Kollam District is a registered non-government organisation which is well designed, deeply devoted and dedicated to the destitute ranging from months old kids to the senior citizens. They are left high and dry by the very people they count on and the deranged who move about aimlessly or without any destinations. They also include the paraplegic and the bedridden; the deaf and dumb; orphaned kids, the physically and mentally challenged and the persons who just came back from the brink of suicide; the visually challenged; the HIV affected and the cancer patients and so on .They are the ones who had drifted from the set of courses of mainstream have created a world of their own and are leading a peaceful life.ds, the physically and mentally challenged. View Photos
Gandhibhavan provides a daycare centre for children that provides all the learning developmental tools and guidance that children need at this age. The day care centre is furnished with the most modern facilities that are required to help them become self reliant and smart. The purpose of the daycare centre is also to help working mothers who have no social support or family system to help look after their children while they seek to earn a living. View Photos
Gandhibhavan has a children’s home that is dedicated to provide a safe home for socially and financially deprived children. The children’s is home to children of all ages from kindergarteners to college going children. The home provides the children with a host of facilities that include comfortable accommodation, nutritious food, proper and appropriate medical treatment and recreation facilities. They are also given general education, art, sports, culture, music training. The purpose and vision of then home is to ensure a safe and loving environment for these children who have been unfortunate not to have received the love and affection of their families and loved ones. The home depends on the generous and loving contributions of kind donors from all over the world and India for its day to day working and survival. View Photos
Gandhibhavan provides schooling to the needs of over 250 special needs students with our special school that caters to the special needs of the children with cerebral palsy, autism and other types of mental and physical disabilities. The school serves as a learning and developmental resource for these students who comprise of inmates of Gandhibhavan and children coming from poor and impoverished families living within a 60 kilometer radius of Gandhibhavan. At the special school the children are provided with a range of developmental skills that help them to have employment and lead better and dignified lives. They are also provided infrastructure like air conditioned smart classrooms, physiotherapy rooms and are trained in extracurricular activities like arts and sports along with vocational training like handicraft making. The students are taken on educational tours to places of importance in a school bus that is specially designed to cater to their special needs. View More
Gandhibhavan provides a roof with all the necessary basic amenities for children and old aged women who need special care and attention. This is a three storied building that house the elderly mothers on the first and second floors while the children are housed on the ground floor respectively. The shelter has doctor on call throughout the day for medical needs of the inmates. View Photos
Gandhibhavan is home to several seniors and elderly people who have been left alone due to societal, financial and personal constraints. These beautiful souls need caring, affection and most importantly, compassion. It is our mission at Gandhibhavan to provide them with a place that they can truly call their home in every sense of the way. With our constant care and the support to four generous and benevolent benefactors and well wishers, these wonderful people have begun to see hope and joy in the final years of their lives. The home is comprehensively supported by a team of doctors and medical staff. There are doctors who specialize in psychiatry, homeo and ayurveda. The home also gets supported by top doctors from government homeo, ayurveda and medical colleges. In addition to this there are a host of in house medical facilities and amenities like medical and diagnostic laboratory, and ambulance services. View Photos
Bedridden senior citizens are accommodated in Bethlahem and Jeeva Karunya Mandiram. Medical staff here gives them special care and attention to the men in palliative care ward .Gandhibhavan located on the banks of Kallada River in Kundyam, near Pathanapuram of Kollam District is a registered non-government organisation which is well designed, deeply devoted and dedicated to the destitute ranging from months old kids to the senior citizens. They are left high and dry by the very people they count on and the deranged who move about aimlessly or without any destinations. They also include the paraplegic and the bedridden.
Gandhibhavan recognizing the needs of poor and destitute women, who are sick or terminally ill, set up this pain and palliative care home for these women who have no one to look after them. At the home the inmates are provide with all the necessities that help ease their day to day lives which is difficult to endure because for the pain and suffering they endure due to their illnesses. The centre has doctors and medical support staff on call 24x7 to cater to the needs of these inmates. View Photos
Gandhibhavan has set up a shelter that provides a rehab centre and living home for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. We at Gandhibhavan understood the need for providing a safe and caring environment for these victims and set up this shelter that is home to home more than 100 inmates. Gandhibhavan also offers specialized legal counsel and services for these women and children in association with Kerala State Legal Services Authority (KELSA). The shelter is able to provide speedy redressal of grievances through the support of KELSA’s special team of legal counsel that consists of high court judges and lawyers.
Netaji block is exclusively for the youths who are suffering from the fatal diseases. Physically handicapped persons are rehabilitated in ‘sabarmathy’ village where most of them are devoid of their legs, hands or other parts and also include the ones who cannot fulfil their preliminary needs without support. A medical centre and dental clinic are functioning here for their care and needs.Netaji block is exclusively for the youths who are suffering from the fatal diseases. Physically handicapped persons are rehabilitated in ‘sabarmathy’ village where most of them are devoid of their legs, hands or other parts and also include the ones needs. View Photos
Gandhibhavan has a well-furnished library with over 10000 titles across several languages. The library thrives on donations from generous people from all over the world who believe that reading can take people to places and lands they have never visited. Gandhibhavan set this library up as a recreational facility for its inmates who can indulge in reading books and newspapers on a daily basis. View Photos
Gandhibhavan has set up a tailoring unit for its inmates to provide them with a platform to earn a living in the most dignified manner. The inmates are also giving classes to help them learn the skills necessary to take up tailoring as a profession.
Gandhibhavan represents the secular fabric of society. There is only religion here and that is ‘love’. Prayers and regular meditation gatherings have been held here for a record creating 1700 days. The special program called “Guru Vandana Sangamam” has seen over 70000 children participate in a truly novel celebration of reverence to the elders and teachers among them. This program has been attended by eminent personalities and politicians like former chief minister of Kerala, Sri Oommen Chandy.
Gandhibhavan has a system of governance implemented through its own panchayat called Snehagramam panchayat. This is a system of governance which works like a regular panchayat with all the democratic procedures of nominations, elections and sessions of Panchayat where elected members gather and meet in October each year to discuss matters of importance and for the better functioning of Gandhibhavan.
Gandhibhavan has a kitchen unit that serves almost 1300 inmates, staff and visitors on a daily basis. The food supplies and rations are donated by patrons who contribute generously to the needs of the kitchen. The kitchen is blessed with modern facilities for preparing and serving the food. View Photos
Gandhibhavan has a book stall that stocks books and publications of various languages and these are offered for sale at 15 % discount for visitors to Gandhibhavan.
Gandhibhavan has its own in house organic farming facility which serves the provision and grocery requirements of Gandhibhavan to a large extent. The organic farming practices are taken up by the residents, staff and volunteers at Gandhibhavan in association with the Krishi Bhavan whose team of officers provide valuable support to this effort. View Photos
Gandhibhavan has its own barbershop that consists of trained beauticians and barbers who provide grooming services to the inmates of Gandhibhavan.
Gandhibhavan also has a supermarket that sells various grocery items and provisions at a 10% discount for its patrons. The products sold here are mostly products that are sourced or made at Gandhibhavan.
Gandhibhavan has an in house medical shop that sells medicines at discounted rates.
Saksharta Mission Kendra
Gandhibhavan has a Saksharta Mission Kendra to promote education for all irrespective age, caste, gender or religion. This is in accordance with the values of Gandhibhavan where love is the only religion and true wisdom the ultimate goal.
Gandhibhavan has its own ambulance which provides free of cost services to those in nearby places who cannot afford the services of ambulance. View Photos
In every day more than 3 lakh is needed to overcome the day to day functioning of gandhibhavan which includes daily 3 meals, 2 snacks, medicines for morethan 1200 inmates, hospitalization charges, lab charges, medicines, cloths, electricity, ambulance services, water bills, washing materials, hygiene materials, bathroom utensils, diapers for bedridden patients (more than 300), daily wages for volunteers, other daily maintenance etc can also be included. Click here