Tejus is the world full of hope for a group of mentally challenged children including some adults in Kuthanur, a remote village in Palakkad in Kerala, India. Established in 2003 as a charitable trust, Tejus is registered under Kerala Government as a non-profit, non-religious, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).

Purely depended on the donations, Tejus functions as a day care centre for the mentally challenged, looking after their welfare. Most of the children come from financially backward families. At Tejus, the inmates get personal attention in developing language and social skills, and get training to function as normally as possible.

K A Rajesh - Chairman
 
T R Santhakumar - Vice Chairman
 
P P Ullas - Treasure

VISION
Every individual deserves the right to live with dignity and self-respect. So are the mentally challenged.

MISSION
Our cultural values to be protected, promoted and disseminated all over the world and be a role model to others.

OBJECTIVES

When Tejus was established the following were set as its objectives. Tejus is proud to announce that many of the following objectives has been already fulfilled and is regularly striving to .
1.
Own land and building for housing the activities of Tejus.
2. To bring the mentally challenged children in Kuthanur village and the nearby villages to the forefront of the society.
3.
Create awareness to among parents and close associates of the mentally challenged children.
4.
Ensure the involvement of the society.
5. Create a suitable environment for the mentally challenged children in the society by utilizing the potentials of the mass media.
6.
Create awareness about the various privileges and support programs offered by various national and state-owned organizations/agencies like NIMH, NIMHANS, National Trust, RCI, PWD ACT SIMGH, NHFDC, DDRC etc to the mentally challenged children, their parents and close associates.

PATRONS

Shri. N. R. ACHAN
If there is someone who is the ‘friend, philosopher and guide’ of Tejus, then it is none other than Shri. N. R. Achan. A former Chairman of Catholic Syrian Bank, Shri. N. R. Achan is a true philanthropist hailing from the same Kuthanur village. Since the day he came to know about Tejus, he has been taking active interests in the development of Tejus at every stage. Besides, he is a true guide of the Tejus authorities in going ahead with their activities.

KUTHANUR THAPOVAN VIDHYALAYA TRUST
If Tejus has its own piece of land today, it is because of the generous donation by the chairman Mr. EYATTIL DIVAKARAN and the trustee members of Kuthanur Thapovan Vidhyalaya Trust. The Trust donated 1.5 acres of land including a building in Padappanal in Kuthanur on 9th April 2006 to Tejus. What is more, they even registered the land in the name of Tejus to avoid further financial liabilities for Tejus. With the help of well-wishers, Tejus now owns a building in the‘Thapovana Gramam’ to house its classrooms and office room.

Shri. SETHUMADHAVAN NAIR
Tejus was celebrating the Independence Day of India in 2005, when the 72-year old Shri. Sethumadhavan visit Tejus. He was so moved by the enthusiasm of the children during the cultural activities and the dedication of the Tejus members. After spending a lot of time with the children, he handed over a Rs. 10, 000 cheque as donation to the Trust. That was one of the biggest donations, Tejus had received until then.

Shri. ESHWARAN

An NRI, Shri. Eshwaran made a generous donation of Rs. 50, 000 towards the construction of the building at the Tapovanam Gramam.

 

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