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

Special activities for children in Homes

Bharatanatyam

“Dance is the hidden language of soul”
                                   – Martha graham

Bharatanatyam is the dance that encompasses music, rhythm and expressional dance or Abhinaya and strictly adheres to the Natyashastra. Bha from Bhava meaning emotion, Ra from Raaga meaning music or melody, Ta from Taala meaning rhythm and Natyam meaning dance. It is one beautiful Art and also improves the human body and maintains a healthy shape and perfect structure.
Children who live in homes can attend Bharatanatyam Classes twice per week.

We give this opportunity to our children in order to let them grow-up with a beautiful passion.

YOGA

“Yoga is the golden key that unlocks the door to peace, tranquility and joy.”
                                                                                           – B. K. S. Iyengar

Yoga, from Sanskrit “Union”, means union between body, mind and soul. Yoga is a wonderful gift for the humanity from the ancient India. We offer this course to our children because starting the path of Yoga in early age encourages self-esteem and body awareness. Children can have enormous benefits from yoga practice: physically they can experience strength, flexibility and coordination; mentally they develop concentration, stillness and relaxation. The yoga can allow them to experience a big connection with their inner self.
When children practice the asanas, balancing like a flamingo, stretching like a dog, or standing stable like a tree, they experience interdependence: the connection between the macrocosm and the microcosm of all bodies and creatures.

Yoga is practiced by children who live in our homes 2 times per week. They are very proud of their asanas and yoga practice.

KARATE

“I’m not teaching you how to fight. I’m teaching you how to control Evil. That’s what we are really doing here.”
                                                                                                                                               – Soke Masaaki Hatsumi

Karate is one of the most famous martial art worldwide. The focus of karate, such as other martial arts, is a self-defence practice that helps in self-esteem, coordination and inner balance. Furthermore Karate helps in self-discovery, channelizing the energy in the right way for self-confidence and self-control. 

Many children in our homes really like Karate, they can practice it twice per week after school.

BASKETBALL

“People ask me if I could fly, I said ‘yeah.. for a little while’ ”
                                                                 – Michael Jordan

Basketball is a great team game, that teach to children the importance of the team to reach a goal. In basketball most of the parts of the body are used, from legs to arms, but it is not only a physical game: when the level is higher it becomes a very clever game, and mind is very important to reach the goal.

The team of basketball at TDH CORE is composed by only girls.

The girl team achieved the following prizes, thanks also to our high-level talented coach Mr. Arun: 

• 2018: The girl team won 3rd place in under-21 competition in Tiruvannamalai. Two of our girls got 50,000 INR as reward from Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. 

• 2017: Winners in Basket Tournament of Vellore Division for the age of 14,17 and 19

• 2017: In the category of under-13, one of our girls won the gold medal in the competition, playing for Tamil Nadu team at National level in Rajasthan.
• 2016: Winners in Basket Tournament of Tiruvannamalai District and Vellore Division

• 2015: Winners in Basket Competition in Tiruvannamalai District

All the girls are very enthusiastic about their team, they love to play and they spend 7 days per weeks having basketball training after school.

FOOTBALL

“I learned all about life with a ball at my feet.”
                                                – Ronaldinho

After eight hours continues classes and being seated in chair for a long while, children can relax and refresh physically and mentally playing football, so this is one of the favorite game for our children.

In football the goal of one child is belonging to the entire team: in this sense it reflects and develops the concept of team building for our children. 

The Italian coach, Mr. Fabrizio, is taking care to make the children become little champions. There is a Girls team and a Boys team. Each team can play for one hour, 7 days per week. For girls is also very important and challenging to develop their own physical skills through a sport like football.

VOLLEYBALL

“It’s not the team with the best players that win, it’s the players with the best team that wins.”
                                                                                                                                         – Unknown

For children, Volleyball enhances the energy level and improves physical performances. It is very good to develop hand-eye coordination: during the game the must is to follow the ball with eyes, and strike the ball at the right point. It also builds agility, coordination, speed, and balance.
Volleyball requires that teammates work cooperatively acquiring both leadership and cooperation skills, e.g. team members have to encourage to each another during the practice.

5 days per week children of our homes can play Volleyball: they love to practice it!

DRAWING CLASS

“All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.”
                                                                                                           – Pablo Picasso

One of the most important activity that we offer for children in homes in order to develop their creativity is drawing class. Drawing allow the right part of the brain to flow and improve their creativity capacity.

As Pablo Picasso said “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child”. Drawing class is an art that comes from the soul and help the connection between brain, heart, eyes, hands and the entire body. We offer drawing class each Sunday for our children in homes.

Library

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
                                                                    – Marcus Tullius Cicero

In our children library we have any kind of interesting books like stories – in both English and Tamil languages – buzzle books, computerized e-books and peaceful session inside the library.
TDH CORE library is located in a wonderful silent place inside of the main office campus; it is always open: 7/7 days per week. Children usually come there after school time.
Reading good books improves not only the knowledge and the concentration, but also the capacity of understanding – opening the mind and the heart – and help the fantasy and the creativity to come out.