ICCW-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.
OUR GUIDING VALUES
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
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
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 Children 12 No. of Speech & Hearing Impaired Children 10 No. of Disadvantaged Children 50 No. of Children attended Special school 19 In Kilambakkam No. of Destitute Children 19 In Thanjavur No. of Destitute Children 50
INDIAN COUNCIL FOR CHILD WELFARE, TAMIL NADU
#5, THIRD MAIN ROAD WEST, SHENOY NAGAR
CHENNAI 600 030
Phone No: 044- 2626 0097 / 2628 2833
Fax: 044- 2621 2550