Uluru Children's Home (UCH)

The Uluru Children's Home cares for a particularly vulnerable group of girls in the Indian community. Since 2003, the Home has housed vulnerable children, mainly rural girls, who have been orphaned or abandoned by destitute parents. There are currently 37 children - 33 girls and 4 boys - living at the Home. 

Here they are given the essentials of food, clothing and shelter - all in a safe, loving and caring environment. The children, aged from 2 up to 15, are given a permanent home and a whole new direction for the rest of their lives. But more importantly, they have access to health care and education, which are crucial in giving them life prospects they would otherwise be denied.

Set in a lush and tranquil environment overlooking the backwaters of the Bay of Bengal about 100kms south of Chennai in South India, the Home is a unique venture, which has become an integral part of the local community. Not only does it provide employment to local villagers, but it also helps local business with ambitious plans for more projects that will benefit the whole community.

In the wake of the devastating 2004 Tsunami, TEWOAF decided to expand the Uluru Children's Home by permanently accommodating and caring for children displaced by the tragedy. The first of the two new dormitories was officially opened in October 2006. Read more...

There are plans to increase the number of children to 80 but this is being done gradually to ensure that the Foundationís working structure is solidly in place.

Read speech on Child Rights in India by Patron The Honourable Ron Merkel QC (PDF file / 404KB).

Photographs courtesy Jaime Murcia
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