• Office Address: 102 Perumbakkam Road, India, Tiruvannamalai
  • 04175-236008, +91(0)9443237008
  • 102, Perumpakkam Road, Tiruvannamalai, TN, India
  • (91) 04175-236008

ALAIGAL HOME

“Individually we are one drop. Together, we are one ocean.”
                                                                 – Ryunosuke Satoro

Alaigal: Where Hope Takes Flight for Vulnerable Girls in India

Alaigal Children’s Home offers a safe haven, education, healing, and enriching activities like yoga, karate, dance, and more for girls facing abuse, child labor, and exploitation. Empower their journey! Donate, volunteer, or raise awareness today.

Founded in 2002, Alaigal Children’s Home, sponsored by Alaigal Association (Zurich), has been a beacon of hope for 129 girls. Facing challenges such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, child labor, and exploitation, these girls arrive with deep wounds. Yet, within our nurturing walls, they find solace, healing, and the chance to reclaim their childhood.

More Than Just a Haven:

Alaigal goes beyond offering a roof. We provide a unique and holistic approach to empower girls:

4 distinct houses foster a family-like environment with dedicated “Mami” caregivers.
Comprehensive care encompasses education, healthcare (including regular checkups and nutritious meals), and psychological counseling to address trauma and rebuild self-worth.
Skill development workshops and career guidance equip girls with tools for future independence.
Social integration activities help them build healthy relationships and confidence.
Enriching extracurricular activities: We promote physical and mental well-being through diverse options like:
Yoga: Fosters mindfulness, reduces stress, and increases self-awareness.
Karate: Builds confidence, discipline, and self-defense skills.
Silambam: Introduces a traditional Indian martial art, promoting cultural heritage and physical fitness.
Carrom, Volleyball, and Football: Encourage teamwork, sportsmanship, and physical activity.
Dance: Provides a creative outlet for self-expression and joy.
[And more]: We continuously explore new activities based on the girls’ interests and needs.
Success Stories:

Empowering Their Future:

Our impact extends beyond Alaigal’s walls. By empowering girls, we break the cycle of poverty and vulnerability for generations to come. Educated girls are more likely to:
Earn higher incomes and improve their families’ living standards.
Delay marriage and have healthier children.
Actively participate in their communities and advocate for change.

Join Us in Making a Difference:

The journey of girls like [girl’s name] is possible thanks to your support. Here’s how you can make a difference:
Donate: Your contribution provides essential resources for our care programs and extracurricular activities.
Volunteer: Share your skills and time to mentor, teach, or participate in activities with the girls.
Raise awareness: Spread the word about Alaigal’s mission and inspire others to support.
Together, we can create a world where every girl has the chance to soar.

ALAIGAL HOME(Present Data)

97

CHILDREN

Total Beneficiaries so far 442 children

Alaigal Home is composed by four houses, each one has a loving “Mother”, called “Mami”, a cooker, a nurse, a counsellor, who give to children psychological support, and an “In-Charge”, who run the house and have the total responsibility of it. Currently, Alaigal hosts 129 girls, each of them can receive a proper education, health assistance, proper healthy food and, most important, love.

Sheela* story: from the hell, the light came back to shine

“The body freezes, I feel like dying.

Sheela didn’t dare to tell anybody what was happening to her when she was sexually abused for the first time, at the age of 13, by her aunt’s friend. She has no mother and her father has a very bad situation so she grew up with her father’s sister, her aunt, who shockingly agreed with the abuse. But the story takes an even more dramatic turn. Sheela after a year from the terrible trauma was abused by 5 men together: the aunt again was in on it.
But this time was different. She found the courage to denounce everything that happened and in this way, her life changed forever. She has been living in our Alaigal home for years and now she’s 18 and she is very happy about her life. She is about to graduate in Terre des Hommes CORE School as a special educator for children who have mental and physical disabilities.

“I am so happy I will work for these children with these big problems: it gives me the strength and the immense pleasure to not think during those moments, to forget everything.

*Sheela is not the real name and the photo of the girl is not displayable, for privacy reason.