The Orphanage at Sevalaya, Thiruvallur, Chennai, India

Sevalaya is a registered charitable Trust established in 1988, with activities in villages around Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram district. Currently the centres are operating from Kasuva village and Aayalur village near Thiruninravur in Tiruvallur District, North West of Chennai in Tamilnadu, India and in vadanallur village near Uttiramerur and Thirumalai Vaiyavur village in Kancheepuram district, South of Chennai in Tamilnadu.

The organization is professionally managed and is governed by a Board of Trustees with a deep commitment to social development, drawn from varied backgrounds. An advisory committee, consisting of people who have experience in various fields, share their experience and skills with the trustees and employees of Sevalaya, on a regular basis.

Sevalaya draws its inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi, Swami Vivekananda and Mahakavi Subramania Bharathiyar. Sevalaya’s Vision is based the following three mantras:
"Educating even one poor child is holier than constructing thousands of temples" – Mahakavi Bharathi "India lives in its villages. The country can’t be called developed until the last village is developed" – Mahatma Gandhi
"God comes in the form of food for hungry person. Providing food is more important than teaching religion" - Swami Vivekananda

Sevalaya currently serves 40 villages in and around Kasuva village. This area once had 100% child labour. Through a quarter century of operations covering education, shelter for destitute and rural uplift, these villages have reached 100% school enrollment, as part of the ongoing transformation. All the services are rendered absolutely free of any charges, without any discrimination based on caste, creed, religion or gender. “Love all serve all” is Sevalaya's slogan.

We are currently supporting 16 children at Sevalaya.