Cherian Foundation extends a helping hand for the cause of an inclusive community: a community that accepts and encourage the working women, the orphans, the aged, the differently abled, children from broken homes, victims of natural disasters etc. Apart from supporting and contributing to other charitable institutions, The Cherian Foundation also runs a crèche for the benefit of the women factory workers with young children. The cultural day for the staff and workers of Raj Global Holdings organised during the Christmas season is another significant effort of the foundation.
CREATE (Centre for Rural Education, Advancement, Transformation and Empowerment) with Rotary Club of Madras.
The ‘Benjamin Cherian Rotary Club of Madras Residential Block’ at Boys Town, Gummidipoondi, sponsored by the TCF Managing Trustees was inaugurated in 2014 as part of CREATE. The boys at the residential facility hail from low-income families, many being affected by communal discrimination, domestic tribulations. They are often victims of abuse, alcoholism, poor nutrition and health. Away from the disruptive domestic influences, the young boys at the facility are given due attention, mentored, taught discipline and also to look beyond their immediate needs, their surroundings and are made aware of their civic and social responsibilities. There is also a significant progress in their academic performance. This facility nurtures them positively with good health, adequate attention, social responsibilities, career counselling, and assistance for higher education. The block is well lit and ventilated with modern kitchen, dining hall, well equipped toilets, comfortable bunk beds and individual locker facilities for a comfortable stay for the boys.
TCF played a supportive role in “ECHO” – Educate to carry her onwards. Mr Rana Uppalapati skated over 5600kms on Golden Quadrilateral to raise support for 16000 girl children in association with TITAN and Mahindra Trust.
We made a financial contribution to support the NalandaWay Foundation. The Chennai Children’s Choir (CCC), is an initiative of the NalandaWay Foundation. The Choir comprises of children between the ages 7 to 17. In the summer of 2015, over 600 children from government and trust run schools in Chennai were auditioned and 60 children were selected to be part of this exclusive group. Some of the kids in the choir are visually challenged and few are children with special needs.21 children from this group travelled to Washington DC to participate in the 2018 Serenade Festival organized by Classical Movements which presented choirs from all over the world. This year’s festival celebrated the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela.
TCF initiated the distribution of clothes and special shoes for the leprosy patients.
In 2009, The Cherian Foundation enrolled in Kannoli project, an endowment corpus fund for free eye care service.
TCF inculcates social conscience amongst the employees of Raj Global Holdings and encourages them to participate in the various CSR activities of the company.
Various calamities of the recent times have created great damage on our coast leaving the community of people helpless, deprived and lost. We have extended our support for the Tsunami relief work, provided rice and provisions in Thenpattinam and Keelar kolai during Chennai flood and distributed clothes, water bottles during Vardha cyclone.