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This Trust is being run by a group of young adults who care.

No part of any donation received is used for administration costs. All administrative expenses are borne by committee members. Every penny that is donated reaches the children directly


Pragadeesh is the son of a fisherman....and his dreams when he was 5 years old was to become a Doctor! He joined Gurukulam when he was 4 years old. Today - Pragadeesh is doing his 10th standard at Gurukulam. His dreams have changed over the years, but he is well on his way to becoming whatever he wants to be. And it is thanks to each and every one who supports Gurukulam, that children like Pragadeesh can dream of a future and have a chance to make it a reality. Read more about it at...

Success Story!

Selvam dropped out of school after 8th grade to help his father’s fishing business. Gurukulam stepped in and supported him to continue his studies and today Selvam is an Officer in the Merchant Navy! Read more…


  • To break the “poverty - manual labour” cycle of the economically underprivileged through education.   
  • To nurture ethical human beings of grandeur and strength; with intelligence tempered by humility, strength tempered by love.


  • To provide free education to economically underprivileged children through the school “Gurukulam”, and support the children until they complete a professional or vocational course.   
  • To nurture inner and outer strength in the child through martial arts, yoga and “How to Live” moral value classes.

Fact File

  • Gurukulam, a free school for the under-privileged children in Kovalam, Chennai.
  • Founded in 2004, 34 students and 2 teachers
  • Presently 205 students, from LKG to grade XI, with 15 teachers, 5 staff.
  • Parents earning less than Rs 8000/-pm (approx US $ 4 per day)
  • First generation English learners. All subjects taught in the English medium.
  • All activities, uniforms, books, food and education provided free of charge to the children.


  • Snacks/Mid-day Meals
  • Sports
  • Yoga
  • Karate
  • Indoor play
  • Medical/Dental checkup
  • “How to live” - moral classes


CSR – Spend a day @ Gurukulam





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