What We Do

Old Age Home for Men & Women

Introduction
Gandhibhavan had started its activities in the year 2002. But this was solely to learn and propagate the visions and principles of Gandhian thoughts based on the fundamental principles of love and peace.

But later, while in a journey founder of Gandhibhavan, Punalur Somarajan met with a destitute, an 85 year old unmarried lady, on his way.
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Children’s Home

Heavenly Home for the Destitute Children
Gandhibhavan has a children’s home that is dedicated to provide a safe home for socially and financially deprived children and for care and protection of children in conflict with law. This home is for children of all ages upto 18 years, from kindergarteners to college going children,. The home provides a host of facilities tha...

Special School for Mentally Ch...

Gandhibhavan provides schooling to the needs of over 220 Children 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 Gandhibhavan inmate children and children coming from poor and impoverished families living within 40 KMs radius of G...

Home for bedridden Senior Citi...

Bedridden patients are given maximum care with compassion and love so that they will get a peaceful demise at the end. Terminally Ill patients having Cancer, HIV etc are treated here with maximum care and love. Almost 200 terminally ill patients are treated and cared here

Home for Domestic Violence Vic...

Govt. of Kerala has started Kollam District Women’s Shelter Home in Gandhibhavan in the year 2015 in accordance with the Protection of women from Domestic Violence Act -2005. This is the first Shelter Home of this type in India. This is a project to shelter the women who are the victim of  domestic violence, physical or mental or sexual or economical or others. The Shelter Home provides...

Home for Disabled Persons

Rehabilitation centre for the Disabled was started on 01-09-2008. In this house we are sheltering all sorts of disabled persons, the blind, the deaf, differently abled, persons with Locomotor Disability etc. But in this center all sorts of destitute are admitted. We are providing utmost care to all of them and are provided with nourished food, clean cloths, shelter, medicines etc. Further we are p...

Psycho- Social Rehabilitation ...

Gandhibhavan started a Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Centre to give rehabilitation & Shelter to the cured mentally ill persons in April 2009. Mentally ill male and female are accommodated, treated and cared thoroughly. To rejuvenate them we are arranging Arts and Cultural programmes regularly. As part of their rehabilitation, vocational training and occupational therapy also provided. The insti...

Mental Health Rehabilitation C...

Gandhibhavan got recognition from Mental Health Authority, Govt. of Kerala, to accommodate and to provide treatment for the mentally ill patients in February 2015. Shelter  and Medical Care provided to more than 200 mentally ill patients with utmost compassion and psychological support

Day Care Centre

Day Care Centre is functioning to give better care for those children of Mothers in Shelter Home. This is named as `Poomara Chilla (Flowering Tree Branch). The children are roaming here very happily like butterflies since they are getting complete care in this Centre. More than one dozen  children are cared here by the mother and ayas of Gandhibhavan

`Thanalidam’ Probation Home

This is a joint venture of Kerala Govt. Social Justice Department and Gandhibhavan. The Centre  started in 2020 in a building attached to Mercy Hospital, Valakam, Kottarakkara, Kollam. The project envisages to give temporary Shelter for Jail Released Prisoners who is not having any body to accept and care. They have been given Vocational training in different skills and Agricultural practice ...

Legal Aid Clinic (Free Legal A...

`Gandhibhavan Neethi Bhavan’ is the most important department of Gandhibhavan which provides free legal aid to the poor and needy. This is the  centre accredited centre of KELSA (Kerala Legal Services Authority) which is working directly under the control of the High Court of Kerala. National and International Adalats (on-the-spot combined legal negotiation and verdicts) are conducted r...

Service Providing Centre s per...

Any women who face mental or physical abuses at home could give complaints and petitions over here. Such complaints are taken up immediately; the opposite parties are called and will try to solve the problem through negotiations. But, if not possible, the cases will be transferred to the Legal Counselor (Female Advocate) who is deputed by the Government and will prepare a DIR (Domestic Incident Re...

Meals for All

Gandhibhavan appeals to the society to donate food, cloth, medicines, food articles and materials for our destitute inmates with an aim to feed the family members as well as the poor and needy public and Street wanderers.    
 
Food Packets also served regularly. Gandhibhavan aims `Food for All’, ie. no hunger person should be in Pathanapuram and near p...

Vocational and Skill Developme...

Interested and inspired inmates of Gandhibhavan and the interested women and children from outside are given different vocational and occupational trainings, according to their skill and education, so that they could lead an independent life by their own earnings in their future life. A minor Production Unit also functioning inside Gandhibhavan.

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De Addiction Centre (IRCA)

Gandhibhavan started its De-Addiction and Rehabilitation Centre in the year 2008 at Ezhamkulam near Adoor in Pathanamthitta Dist.

            In this centre Drug Addicts can be admitted and could undergo treatment for a month. A combined treatment system is followed here. Psychotherapy, Individual and Family Counseling, Yoga, Me...

Mass Marriage

68 poor girl’s marriage, including few of Gandhibhavan children were arranged and could conduct during the past 10 years.

Suitable alliances were found and all marriages were conducted in the presence of distinguished personalities from the society and with the co-operation and support of other Agencies and kind hearted philanthropic people

House Donation

To those downtrodden homeless who are facing much difficulties to meet both ends and those having destroyed living space were provided  with  new homes and 7 such families were benefitted. This  could accomplish with the help of the donations from the well-wishers and supporters of Gandhibhavan and envisages to continue this in future also

Donation of Land

Gandhibhavan donated house plots of (4/5 cents) of land each to 15 landless families. These are the properties we have received from the well-. We have also plan to provide land to all landless volunteers of Gandhibhavan in the near future

Pension Scheme for Common Publ...

We are sharing our contribution received from good hearted philanthropists to the very poor and bed-ridden patients among the general public on their written application and giving education grants to the most vulnerable and down-trodden students in the society.

            Those who are very poor and bed-ridden patients at thei...

Livelihood Activities

An Agricultural forum (Group)of Gandhibhavan family is functioning and those who are interested in farming and agriculture are included in this forum. Annually elected President and Secretary are orgnizers and they are elected through negotiations among Gandhibhavan family members. Vegetables and other agricultural produces are cultivated in own land, in leased lands and on available terraces. All...

Environmental

We are maintaining a beautiful plantation with medicinal herbs and plants which gives our atmosphere a pleasant and peaceful environment. More than 300 types of medicinal plants are cultivated in this plantation, which includes Sandal wood, Red sandal wood, Mankosteen, Tulsi, Aloe Vera, Pepper clave, Lemon balm, Ashwagandha, Lemon Grass, Rosemary, Curry leaves,  Carom, Golden show, Brahmi, Am...

Marketing

Items produced in Gandhibhavan along with outsourced product are sold out through our shop named Samridhi to our visitors as well as to the general public. Lotion produced in Gandhibhavan are also sold out through this stall.  Milma products are sold out through the outlet called Milma Shope. We have a separate book stall, through books of various publishers are selling. Ayurveda products are...

Welfare Fund

Karuthal (Care) is a programme specifically meant for the welfare of volunteers of Gandhibhavan to make their life more comfortable and safe. All volunteers can become member of this programme by paying Rs.10. With the help of the well- wishers of Gandhibhavan these members will get benefit such as expenses of their children’s education, financial assistance to purchase property, house const...

Art & Cultural Centre

Gandhibhavan is selected as the Off-Campus programme centre for Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy. Under the leadership of Gandhibhavan all Arts & Cultural Activities of Cultural Department of Kerala are conducted here regularly, which included Kerala’s traditional arts of Drama, Kadha Prasangam (story telling), folk Songs and folk dances etc.

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Jan Aushadhi Medical Store

A central Government scheme of Jan Aushadhi Medical Store where gets medicine with 70% discount is started by Gandhibhavan with all medicine in the year 2017. This medical store is located in Pathanapuram town, just opposite to KSRTC bus stand.

APJ Abdul Kalam Academy of Voc...

This study centre is functioning in Puthoor Town in Kollam district from January 2018 onwards. This is an accredited Centre of Central Govt’s NIOS (National Institute of open Schooling) and STED (Scientific and Technical Education). Somany vocational courses are conducted here for a very low fee. The period of course varies from 6 months to 2 years. 20 different courses are conducted in this...

Sneharajyam Magazine

This first philanthropic magazine of Malayalam was started by Gandhibhavan in the year 2007.
Not only the magazine is handling the subjects of philanthropic, social and cultural, but it’s aim is to inculcate a culture of welfare thinking among the whole society and through this the improvement of the whole, society, at large. In philanthropic field this magazine is widely discussed ha...

Mobile Medicare Unit

A Mobile Medicare Unit is functioning to   provide Medical Care and support,  especially for disabled members and senior citizens who are staying in their homes in all over Kollam district. Monthly coverage is 400 beneficiaries

Physiotherapy Unit

A Physiotherapy Unit is functioning for the support of Special School Children, Disabled and Aged inmates.  The free service of this unit is also available for public from nearby areas. A trained full time therapist is engaged.

Gandhibhavan Snehagramam Panch...

A Gandhibhavan Panchayath Committee, a self governing body of  9 members elected from 9 wards, is  functioning  in Gandhibhavan to look after the welfare and care of every inmate and is named `Snehagramam Panchayath’.

COVID-19 Related Activities

Gandhibhavan has handed over a building to Government of Kerala Health Department for Covid 19 First Line Treatment Centre. This treatment centre is providing treatment to around 100 patients.
Gandhibhavan has provided Food, Mask, PPE kit, Wheel Chairs, Coat, Bed etc to above 1000 persons who were facing difficulties to find out daily needs during  Covid 19 directly to CFLTs and throug...



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