The Joe Homan Charity project partners are local Non-Governmental Organisations who are helping children out of poverty. We are also working in partnership with these NGO’s to find practical solutions to help improve the quality of life for families and the communities that are home to these youngsters. We are grateful to them all for their hard work and dedication.
Boys Town Society (BTS)
BTS is a registered Indian charity based in Tirumangalam. Originally founded by Joe Homan more than 40 years ago, it has a Management Committee and general body membership of qualified and committed persons. BTS is our major long-term partner in caring for the children of South India. While their prime concern has always been the successful running of the Boys and Girls Towns and Children’s Villages, their work continues to develop to meet the needs of the 21st Century. www.btsindia.org
Our founder, Joe Homan, envisaged the noble goal to bring up children hailing from poverty stricken rural families. It is with joy and the spirit of service, the members of BTS involve to make the founder’s dream a reality.
Dr Narayana Raja
General Secretary, Boys Town Society
Inba Seva Sangam (ISS)
ISS was originally founded in 1965, to help children in education and welfare. It is situated some 50km from our India Office. In addition to supporting many girls in the Girls Home, we also fund education centres run by ISS. This NGO implements various welfare schemes and projects to improve the quality of life of families in the Kadavor valley.
Madurai Sevashram Girls Home
MSGH founded in 1956 is a permanent project in Tamil Nadu. The home provides accommodation for destitute children – currently it supports 100+ girls, all of whom are orphans or ‘semi-orphans’, throughout their education from standard 1 (age 5) to completion of Higher Education or Apprenticeship. JHC has also helped to improve the standards and facilities this project offers.
Centre for Education, Development Action & Research (CEDAR)
CEDAR was established in December 1994 by a group of professionals having considerable experience in the development field, to support emerging NGO’s in the region. They identified the need to strengthen their support by working in the community focussed on issues relating to Child Labour and Women’s development. Currently we are assisting CEDAR with capacity building and supplementary education in very poor villages in the match industry area of Kovilpatti in Tamilnadu.
Society for Poor People’s Development (SPPD)
SPPD is a leading registered community developmental organisation, established in 1995. Working in some deprived parts of Tiruchirapalli District. Their primary focus is creating a safer world for underprivileged rural children and also support for poor women and farmers. Currently we are assisting SPPD with Supplementary Education Centres in rural villages. To view a video of SPPD work online click here or visit their website at www.sppdonline.org
Rotary Youth Development Association of Khon Kaen (Thailand)
JHC assists a single Boys Town in North East Thailand, located in the poorest region of the Kingdom. The boys all come from a background of extreme poverty, some orphans, some from broken homes. Without Boys Town they would have no chance of an education, and it is a credit to the small dedicated staff that so many of these boys achieve excellent results in school and a good percentage go on to University education. Project Boys Town is fundraising and providing regular news on Facebook. www.facebook.com/projectboystown/
Dindigul Aids Control Society
Known as Anbagam (Home of Love) this humble orphanage aims to provide the best care possible with the very limited funding available. It is run by a local volunteer who was horrified by the plight of HIV infected orphans.
Situated on the outskirts of Dindigul, a small but busy town near Madurai, in South India, the home gives sanctuary to a small number of AIDS affected mothers and children. The main expense of the home is providing a high level of nutrition, which enables the victims to better fight the disease. They also ensure that medical care and drugs are provided. www.anbagam.org.in