Society in ThiruvananthapuramA landscaped terrain of the rolling tropical greens along the golden stretch of the Malabar coastline, is the city of Thiruvananthapuram, which holds a population of about 752, 490 citizens and plays host to thousands of visitors every year arriving at Thiruvananthapuram from international cities as well as nearby towns. These visitors here turn up to fulfill their individual intentions - for leisure travel, medical tourism, academic training or commercial purposes.
The inhabitants of Thiruvananthapuram, along with these visitors in the city residing here for short periods or for an extended span of time, form the social structure of the city, which is sectioned into different strata. These sections of the society in Thiruvananthapuram comprise of the under-privileged and neglected individuals and groups such as the deprived children and orphans, mistreated old persons and deserted women. A city, which cares at great extents for its inhabitants as well as temporary occupants, also remains concerned for the uncared individuals belonging to the different sections of the society, and as such happens to be the home to various social organizations striving to serve the disadvantaged members of the society.
NGOs in ThiruvananthapuramThe non-government organizations in Thiruvananthapuram mostly work across all the dispossessed areas of the society as project consultants. Protests against child labour, care for the senior citizens and welfare of women, are the main motto of these NGOs in Thiruvananthapuram. Charitable trusts, institutions for differently-abled persons, institutions for empowerment of the blind, institutions for the deaf and dumb people, institutions for aged persons, institutions for family welfare and counseling, organizations for educating street children and foundations for adult welfare also aim at serving each individual belonging to different levels that form the cornerstone of the society in Thiruvananthapuram.
Trivandrum Social Service SocietyOne of the most renowned non-governmental organizations in Thiruvananthapuram serving the financially deprived population inhabiting the areas in and around the city is the Trivandrum Social Service Society, the Parish Priest being the head of the organization. The Trivandrum Social Service Society keeps on organizing an extensive array of welfare and awareness programmes for childcare, differently able minors and medical camps. The primary objectives of Trivandrum Social Service Society is to make individuals self-sufficient and capable of consistently earning their living, to make conditions favorable for the active participation of women in politics and socio-economic fields and to provide medical aid to the underprivileged section of the society for improving their overall health condition.
Address: Thiruvanathapuram-Thenmala Rd, Vellayambalam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Empowerment Center for the BlindEmpowerment Center for the Blind is one of the charitable trusts in Thiruvananthapuram, which focus on the well being of the blind persons belonging to different parts of the town and rest of the state. Empowering the blind people and making them self-dependent is the primary goal of this welfare organization for the blind.
Orphanages and Women Welfare Organizations in ThiruvananthapuramDivine Children’s Home is an orphanage in Thiruvananthapuram authorized by the state government of Kerala. This non-profitable organization run on charitable funds aiming at caring and protecting the deprived children of the society and minors from slum areas as well as families that have left them helpless. Sri Chitra Home is another renowned orphanage in the city whereas Kripalayam Kripa Home Nursing is a charitable trust in Thiruvananthapuram that looks after the orphans as well as the aged persons. National Women’s Welfare Centre, Asraya Women’s Voluntary Organisation and Women's Welfare Centre are some of the leading welfare organizations dedicated to women empowerment in Thiruvananthapuram.
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