Indian council for child welfare, Tamil nadu

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Indian council for child welfare, Tamil naduICCW-TN is a private humanitarian organization, headquartered in Chennai, committed to help the society in the developing world. Incorporated in the year 1953, we help vulnerable and disadvantageous children through direct services and through intervention of Policy and Program with children throughout India and Tamil Nadu.

We are working towards

  • A Protective Framework reporting, rescuing & rehabilitating for Children.

  • Launching special initiatives for promoting Participation rights of Children.

  • Identifying eager volunteers for enriching program.

  • Ensuring efficient, qualitative service delivery.


The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) provides a guiding framework for our work. While our focus is child centered we recognize:

    • That for holistic development of children, issues concerning their families, communities and society have to be addressed including poverty and social justice

    • That children and their needs, interest and rights should be considered and have priority in all policy planning and action by Government, both State, Central, the public and that the ICCW, Tamil Nadu has a role in lobbying for and protecting the interest of the children.

    • That the child, for the full & harmonious development of his/her personality, should growup in a family environment.

    • That education is the fundamental right of every child.

    • That the girl child needs special attention so as to ensure her rights to survival, develpment and protection.

    • That we have the most meaningful and widest impact on children’s lives we need to work at the macro-level in influencing policy, changing social attitudes and networking with appropriate authorities, media, NGOs, the public and children themselves.


Chennai City, Kilambakkam-Thiruvallur District 7 Thanjavur District.

Year of Starting

1981-Destitute & Orthopaedicaly Handicapped

1972-Children’s Home, Thanjavur

2003-Hearing 7 Speech Impaired

History/ Background

A large number of rural based disabled children hailing from the poor socio-economic background are deprived of oppurtunities for medical & other rehabilitation services

The Council through its well-knit District level Councils & network of other NGO’s receive such children at the Chennai based residential Child Care Center. They are provided with services like surgeries, physiotherapy, orthotics aids, counseling, special school and sponsorship assistance.

Objectives of the Project

  • To provide facilities for the medical rehabilitation of orthopaedically handicapped children from rural areas.
  • To provide care for normal but destitute children.
  • To integrate normal and handicapped children and instill in them values of caring & sharing.
  • To provide opportunities for the overall development and building of self-confidence in both groups of children.

No. of Beneficiaries

165 Children

The objectives of Handicapped home has been reviewed. In view of the fact that the incidence of polio has come down, the need for a special home for orthopaedically handicapped is no longer a necessity. The home will focus on a category of children who need specialized care.

Details of Children under our care

Residential Care in Chennai

No. of Orthopaedically Handicapped Children12
No. of Speech & Hearing Impaired Children10
No. of Disadvantaged Children50
No. of Children attended Special school19
In Kilambakkam
No. of Destitute Children19
In Thanjavur
No. of Destitute Children50




CHENNAI 600 030

Phone No: 044- 2626 0097 / 2628 2833

Fax: 044- 2621 2550

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  1. Dear Sir / Madam,

    Iam Nazar 43yrs old from Adyar Chennai – 20, and iam interested to be a volunteer in your organization. Kindly help me to join you.


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