Back in 2002, a young boy, deeply concerned by the plight of abandoned mentally challenged children, made a life-altering decision. Instead of choosing any of the well recognized careers of his time, he decided to dedicate his life to the cause of the mentally challenged. Having first-hand experience with an elder brother who had Down syndrome, Iyyappan and his family had faced society’s harsh judgement and indifference in his village. He learned how to become a professional care-giver while doing his best to eradicate the social stigma attached to this condition. Iyyappan Subramaniyan founded Sri Arunodayam (a Registered Charitable Trust) and began his critical work with a single child on May 22, 2003.
Our children have limitations that they were born with. They’ve been further traumatized through rejection and separation from their parents. Our focus is on nurturing and loving them back into wholeness, as best as we can.
WHAT WE DO
Each child that is admitted into Sri Arunodayam is unique, suffering a different limitation. Therefore, each one’s needs are different.
That’s why our rehabilitation process has to cover a wide range of activities.