The Mother Teresa Foundation is a non – government development organisation working for the unwanted, uncared and unloved in the society. It is because the most terrible poverty in the world is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved. Since its inception, following the footprints of its patron Mother Teresa, The Foundation has been concentrating in the fields of education and health of the poor and downtrodden in various ways. The Foundation has been collaborating with other agencies, both governmental and non-governmental towards bringing up the poor children, women and farmers in the mainstream of life.
Furthermore, its support base has grown from a close circle of friends to an international network of individuals, corporations and agencies.
The sole aim of this program is to provide free food to the hungry and free them from clutches of starvation.
Mother Teresa Foundation since its inception has been taking care of the individual families and communities in times of crisis. It also swings into action during natural disasters to help those impacted by providing various relief measures over the years.
Presently covid-19 has taken heavy toll of the life of the poor due to economic slowdown throwing them out of gear. The Foundation has stepped in to tackle this unusual situation by providing relief measures to street dwellers, daily wage earners, migrants, institutionalised/quarantined people and health workers.
Since impact of covid-19 is very severe, there is sizeable increase in the number of inpatients in government hospitals. The attendees of these patients spend most of their day time in hospital premises at the cost of their livelihood. They remain almost starving for want of food.
The Mother Teresa Foundation sensing this problem needs to be tackled on war footing launched The Mother Teresa Amudha Surabhi Program (Free Meal Program) in The Thanjavur Medical College Hospital. Presently, The Mother Teresa Foundation provides free lunch to more than 500 poor attendees of inpatients at Thanjavur Medical College Hospital every day.
This program would enable them to remain free from hunger and give them enough strength to lead life without stress.
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A state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity
St. Mother Teresa throughout her illustrious life cared the uncared, unwanted and unloved especially sick patients with compassion, humanism and love. Being ardent followers of her, our foundation established The Mother Teresa Medical Foundation.
As a first step towards providing modern treatment mainly to the poor patients we have launched Mother Teresa Health Centre in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India. Patients are provided FREE CONSULTATION and treatment with the help of specialists in the fields of General Medicine, Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Pulmonology, Diabetology, Cardiology. In addition specialists in other fields attend patients on call.
For patients requiring emergency treatment facilities available for admission and treatment round the clock. The foundation has also opened a MOT (Mini operating theatre) for minor procedures and emergency ward in the health center.
In addition, this centre provides (on a non-commercial basis with concessional rates) lab services and medicines from our own lab and pharmacy.
With the commissioning of this out-patient clinic, the stage is set to achieve our goal of setting up a full-fledged multi-specialty hospital.
A project has been set up to upgrade the The Mother Teresa Health Centre, which is currently an out-patient clinic, to, an in-patient centre with about 20 beds. This upgrade also includes ICU, Operating Theatre and other required amenities.
This requires additional construction to be undertaken in land that is already available. The estimates for this project is set at 50,00,000 INR
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Following the lines enshrined in the doctrines of Mother Teresa “Remove the educational poverty among the student community…”
Economic and social backwardness should not be a barrier to education. Our Foundation therefore provides financial assistance by way of full scholarship for school and college education. This enables students to pursue a career of their choice.
Education is not the filling of a Pail, but the lighting of a fire
We properly identify their skills and attitude and help them to pursue their higher studies in colleges and technical institutions and shape their future.
Through this action of ours we hope to bring up the next generation of leaders who understand the values of a humane society.
School children: 420
College Education: 596
(428 girls and 168 boys)
School children: 275
College Education: 358
(244 girls and 114 boys)
St. Mother Teresa focused her personal attention on the well-being of the old people who have been abandoned by their children. She has bestowed her time and energy to bring about transformation in their life through personal care. Her service to the poor has been the main source of inspiration for our Foundation to launch a project in her name called the “The Mother Teresa Joy Home” for senior citizens who need care and support in their advanced age.
There are care homes for the elite who can afford to bear the expenses on their own. Whereas there are a number of poor people who are homeless, having no proper support from their families and cannot afford to stay in paid homes.
To provide solace to such poor people, we have started a Free Home in Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu for poor senior citizens (both men and women.) We provide all the basic needs including food, shelter and medical aid at no cost to them.
In this home apart from normal accommodation, we provide additional amenities such as a yoga and meditation hall, recreation hall, library and dispensary for emergent medical needs. The home is surrounded by a sprawling open area with greenery for fresh air and a conducive atmosphere. We provide care with love expected from their children. We make sure, loneliness, which normally torments them will not be felt. Our goal is to make them feel at home.
All religions in common preach to be humane. “To Love ones neighbour is to love God” is the sole teaching of Mother Teresa. With this in view we are running Mother Teresa Anbu Illam (Orphanage), a home to quench the thirst for love, care, protection and groom the poor children for a bright future. Since every child deserves a chance, The Foundation works towards making this a possibility.
Children who have been hitherto remained unloved, uncared, unwanted and abandoned are given parental care in this home. They are motivated to overcome the apathy and understand the feel of love.
The children in our home are therefore given free shelter, clothing, proper medical care and quality education. The home arranges quality education for these children at school level. On completion of school education these children are given financial assistance to pursue their higher education based on their accomplishment and attitude.
The children in the home are encouraged to treat each other as brothers and sisters, and share their joys and sorrows among them, which creates a family atmosphere. All these efforts are made so that the children never nurse a feeling of loneliness or having missed someone in their life.