The Rotary Club of Madras Boys Residential Facility at Gummudipoondi, is a concept the Club initiated in partnership with the International Children’s Trust, UK. On 13th October 1988 the project was inaugurated in a rented home near Redhills, Tamilnadu. It began small but was backed by a huge vision.
The primary aim of the project is to rehabilitate and empower disadvantaged rural youth and enable them to realize their inherent potential, irrespective of, the caste, creed or religion they are born into. All boys who are sheltered under the program come from neighbouring villages. They hail from financially insecure families, who are unable to provide good nutrition and healthcare to their children. The boys often face communal discrimination as well. Further, their families are wracked by social ills like alcoholism, domestic violence and child abuse.