ATMA Gurukulam is a Home for girls in need of care and protection – underprivileged girls who have no safe home, no supporting parents, who are from families in conflict, who have no means for education, etc. Functioning in leased premises at Puranattukara, 5 kms from Thrissur City, the ATMA Gurukulam is currently home to 20 girls, aged 9 to 22. ATMA Gurukulam is registered under the Juvenile Justice Act, Govt of India and the Orphanage Control Board, Kerala.ATMA Gurukulam focuses on the education and overall development of the girls. The vision is to enable them to transform into responsible and responsive citizens of the society, and leaders in their chosen fields.
At ATMA Gurukulam, the children are given much more than food and shelter. They are given the love, care, and security of a real home, where they can be safe and happy. There are two resident caretakers and a resident child welfare officer, who take care of the food, accommodation and safety needs of the children. Other trained ATMA volunteers visit regularly and stay with the children to provide educational, counselling or mentoring support.
The children attend Sree Sarada Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Puranatuukara, till 12th standard, and then move on to pursue degree courses of their choice in reputed colleges. Apart from regular education, all children are given:
ATMA organizes mass campaigns to focus the social consciousness on psycho-social issues that urgently need resolution. ATMA campaigns do not stop at creating awareness about social concerns – they spread positive responses and solutions to these concerns. They are not about creating a stir in the social psyche – they are about inspiring change in the individual. ATMA Foundation has always been a champion of campaigns. Right from the inception in 2006, ATMA has taken up campaigns to remedy psycho-social issues in the community.
Perceiving the erosion of love, relationships and values in the family, ATMA runs the.
The stated mission of ATMA Foundation is to enable people to lead happier lives with healthier relationships. To achieve this, Individual empowerment is the key. Empowerment, here, is functionally defined as the ability to take charge of one’s own life. ATMA EC initiatives empower individuals and also inspire them to utilise their new energy to serve humanity
The tagline of ATMA Foundation, AatmanoMokshaya, JagatHithaaya cha, translates as ‘For Self Growth and for the Welfare of the World’. The self-development and happiness of volunteers is of prime importance at ATMA. ATMA also strives to develop volunteerism in people of all age groups and backgrounds. Programmes for Volunteer Development include the weekly EC (Empowerment & Compassion) Groups, the monthly Family Betterment Sessions, Outbound trainings, etc. /p>
ATMA Foundation was actively involved in the Flood Relief efforts
after the Kerala Flood of 2018. ATMA was able
to mobilise relief and reconstruction support worth INR 50 Lakhs for the flood-affected people.
ATMA is still actively engaged in rehabilitation programmes.