VOWED TO BE CARING
Hope Is Where the Heart Is
WHO WE ARE
Mother and Child Foundation, established in 2000 is a charitable institution, accommodating destitute mothers and children irrespective of caste and religion MCF is committed to impart social and ideological freedom to each and every resident to its maximum through democratic and transparent ways. We incrementally provide our children training, and support to improve the standard of care they are receiving. Our ultimate goal is to ensure that every orphan child is able to realize their rights, thrive and to grow up to meet their full potential
The Mother and Child Foundation owe its existence to Mr.Thomas Myladoor, a philanthropist Keralite based in Italy. His far reaching vision and daring sprit gave shape to the Foundation. He was able to collect resources to build a spacious building in the property donated by the ancient Odackal family from Mylacomb. Mrs. Alyamma Mathew Odackal along with her three dedicated children Joshy, Tomy and Bindu played a prominent role and rendered their whole hearted support and participation in giving a new life to many children
Besides the primary, Secondary and higher secondary education at local schools, several of our older children are perusing higher education at various institutions in and out of state with assistance from Mother and Child Foundation. Each year many of our children are earning Diplomas, Degrees, Post Graduate Degrees and professional certificates which make them eligible for qualified jobs.
Our institution also provides opportunities for children to get involved with activities such as band, orchestra, church choir and, dance. Children are also getting regular training for various musical instruments from qualified teachers at the facility..
The Foundation vows to provide them necessary services until they are on thereon
Our mission is to deposit the seeds of balanced mental health, happiness and hope into the hearts and minds of children with challenges by creating a nurturing and structured environment that will instil in them principles and values in life to become productive members of society. A Loving environment providing children with a stable, loving, nurturing environment that allows them to feel safe and secure, which is essential to becoming a happy healthy adult.
In order to create a stable, loving nurturing environment for the children we are obliged to provide
The service of a House Mother to improve the motherly affection to the children.
The service of qualified social workers to counsel the children and train the housemothers
Provide seasonal clothing including school uniforms, shoes, as well as clothes for daily wear, playing, and sleeping.
Provide bedding, including mattresses, linens, and blankets for comfort and warmth.
Provide toiletries, such as shampoo, hair oil, soap, and toothbrush
To provide sports equipment for the children to be active and have fun.
Promote children’s committees, designed to educate children so they can better understand and realize their rights, have a voice in making a decision that affects them and develop a sense of self-worth and responsibility as they acquire planning and decision-making skills. Committees include: Nutrition, Hygiene, Education/Library, and Recreation
At Mother and Child Foundation, age and gender wise division for accommodation is arranged in the institution as per the regulatory norms of the State Orphanage Control Board. Accordingly we are currently operating four different programs under different licenses
Program for girls age 5 through 18. Licensed for 100 residents.
Program for boys age 5 through 18.Licensed for 23 residents. This facility is operating separately as an annex, approximately half kilometer from the main campus to meet state mandates.
SERYAS FOUNDLING HOME
Home for new born up to 5 years. Licensed for 30 babies
Home for destitute woman over the age of 18. This program is licensed for 40 residents.
Normal admission is done through referrals from District Child Welfare Committee. Faith-based organizations, elected members of Grama Panchayat, community members and other distinguished personalities who are acceptable to mother & Child Foundation can also make referrals. Those referrals need to be approved by the Child Welfare Committee with-in twenty four hours. Self referrals by destitute woman are also acceptable as long as they produce evidence to prove the special circumstances. Those who seek admission should produce proof of address and a destitution certificate issued by the village officer. MCF also admits children who are referred by Courts, Police, and Child line Workers on short term basis