Marymatha Boys Cottage is a shelter for the destitute children. It is situated at Aanakkallu, Perumpilavu, around 7 kilometers away from Kunnamkulam, Thrissur Dt. 50 inmates are here devoid of any discrimination of caste or creed, staying under one roof like the children of same mother. Most of the children of our cottage lost their parents as they committed suicide because of debt, poverty, illness, and negligence. Students are accepted and cherished as they are, and are encouraged to grow in their culture as well as in their valued social and religious traditions.
Our inmates include:
- Children who were straying in the streets
- Children who are unable to disclose their identity properly
- Children who were lost or abandoned by parents
- Children who has single parenthood
- Children from broken and financially poor families
- Homeless children
- Children whose parents are seriously ill
The general administration of the Boys Cottage is vested in the general body of Marymatha Charitable Society. There is a managing committee of seven members, elected by the general body, to carry out the daily programs of the Boys Cottage. The managing committee does its duties as per the decisions of the general body.
ACTIVITIES & FECILITIES
The inmates are provided with adequate facilities. They are given good food, better clothing's, high hygienic surroundings, proper education, necessary treatments and above all affection and realization of truth.
Recreational Facility: Watching television, indoor and outdoor games helps to relax their minds. Talents are identified and specially trained.
Library: We have a library of books and educational CDs for reference.
Group Sessions: Discussions and debates on different topics after reading the news papers help the inmates to speak out their opinions. Special awareness classes on personal hygiene, positive mental health, and stress management are given on a regular basis. Occasionally the children are taken out for picnics which gives them pleasure and knowledge.
Prayer: Prayers is another method used to calm their minds. They find peace and joy through prayer and practice of silence. We conduct, Yoga, meditation and physical exercises to relax their mind and body.
Cultural Programmes: There are inmates who are talented in acting, singing, mono act etc. The anniversary celebrations, Independence Day, Onam, Christmas, Eid and other festivities offer them ample opportunities to perform. The performances include multi religious and multilingual variety items.
Let us all join and work together to bring up these children as better citizens of tomorrow.
There are so many stories to tell you about our boys, their life before, their life with us, and their life after being with us. Here are just a few of our successful stories:
1.Sourath and Sourav
Siva and Sakthi Velu are brothers from Tamil Nadu. They lost their mother in 2002 November. They lived in the roadside of Kunnamkulam with their father who was a drunkard. They hadn’t got proper care and sufficient food. They begged for food through the hotels and shops. When they came here on 2003 January, they were five and two years of age respectively. We called Siva as Sourath (Thampi) and Sakthi Velu as Sourav. Fr. Alex loved them and they loved him in turn. They have an inborn ability to drawing and painting. They attended drawing competitions and succeeded. Their beloved achen’s death saddened them very much.
Bibin Baby was 12 years old, when he was brought to Marymatha Boys Cottage. He had his schooling at MJD high School. He took his B.A. Degree from M D College, Pazhanji and did some computer courses. He was a good NCC cadet during graduation time. In August 2011, he got the selection from Indian Army and now he is working as Soldier Clerk.
When Anoop Joy was 12 years old, he came to Marymatha. He became school first in his SSLC exam without any tuition. After PLUS TWO, he joined B.Tech in Information Technology at Govt. Engineering College, Sreekrishnapuram, Palakkad.
Robin K.T joined us in 2003 when he was 10 years. He was much interested in geometrical drawing and applied construction in Mathematics. At last he won the 2nd prize in state level exhibition in applied construction of mathematics. He completed plus two in commerce.
We are proud to report that few from Marymatha Boys Cottage have completed graduation and are now pursuing higher courses.
MARYMATHA CHARITABLE SOCIETY is a non-profit, non-religious, and non-governmental organization. It is registered as 415/2002 according the 12th Travancore - Cochin Literature, Science and Charitable Institution Registration Act of 1955. Our head office is functioning at Perumpilavu, Thrissur Dist, Kerala, India. The area of operation of this Society extends all over India.
The general administration of the society is vested in the general body. There is a managing committee of seven members to carry out the daily programs of the society. The managing committee does its duties as per the decisions of the general body.
AIMS & OBJECTIVES
The objectives of Marymatha Charitable Society is to build charitable organizations in Kerala as well as all over India such as orphanages, old age homes, hospitals, night club for wandering street boys, home for the kids abandoned by their mothers and
- To look after poor children of any age from any caste, creed or sex.
- To give a life to forsaken new babies.
- To open schools for the education of public as well as these children.
- To open occupational trainings for the inmates.
- To begin clinics and hospitals for the poor public as well as the children.
- To begin farms, dairy farms, poultry farms and to grow trees and medicinal plants.
- To start retirement homes for couples and single one’s who have lost their spouses.
- President: Simon Panackal (Mob: 944 741 2691)
- Vice President: P.I. Cherian
- Secretary: Job Varghese ( Mob: 994 714 5930)
- Joint Secretary: P.M. Abbas
- Executive Members: Saji K. Manjapilly, Sherly Renny, Ligi Job
- Manager & Director:
Fr. Joseph M. Thomas, MCBS (947 430 0610)
- Assistant Manager & Director:
Fr. Jobin M.J., MCBS (Mob: 808 678 5155)