The society conducts free residential homes for children under the cottage system. It admits orphans and most needy destitute children freely into its children’s homes and provides totally free shelter, food, clothes, bed and bed sheets, medical aid , care and maintenance, personal and school needs, and education from elementary grade upto secondary or higher secondary level. During the current year there are 105 homeless orphans and, destitute, poor children growing up in the homes. Children of different ages live in six well planned, self contained, independent cottages which have electricity, water, kitchen and toilets. The cottages are built in green surroundings. Children live in small groups and are looked after by a housemother. In every cottage a cook prepares vegetarian food thrice a day. Children normally stay in the cottages for ten years or more till their education is completed and they are ready to leave. Normally, a beneficiary who enters the Children’s Homes as a child, leaves after the age of 17 or 18 years after passing Std. X or XII. A few leave after getting post-high school diplomas, UG or PG degrees. In between, every year, most of the children, who have relatives, visit them in summer holidays, to keep their family relationships warm and close.
Girls reside in four cottages in one campus and boys reside in two cottages in other campuses. Children go to schools near their campuses or to the English medium school of the sister charity company on the same campus. All expenses on the children’s school and college education and travel are met by the Society.
After completing Std. X or XII, most of the children return to their families. Children, who have no guardians or family, continue to stay on in the homes and they are looked after well. They are helped to study for more years till their diploma or UG or PG education in their selected field. Some children opt to study courses like Nursing in distant colleges and the ashram helps them with donors’ support. After receiving their diplomas or degrees, the young people leave for jobs and settle in life.
Even after habilitation, youth make visits to the children’s homes. Marriages are also conducted for girls without any family or relatives, with donors’ support. The society serves as a community of children. Former children make visits for annual functions.
The society receives voluntary support and advice from experts in various fields. Many distinguished personalities have paid visits to the children’s homes over the past years.
Besides children’s care, the society also cares for poor women. Some needy, suffering destitute and homeless women are also admitted with their children and are given some work while their children are also cared for. They serve in several small areas in the society. It conducts day care crèches for young children in villages. It has a farm which produces fruits, coconuts and grows vegetables and a small dairy to provide milk to young children.
Sitharamapuram is the biggest of the three compounds. 90 children stay in this compound, in 5 different cottages; Vester Nebel Cottage (1980), Robert Bech Cottage (1982), Bodil & Helge Pedersen Cottage (1983), Anna & P. Krebs Lange Cottage (1984), Action Children Aid (ACA) Cottage (2002). Donated through Action Childrens Aid, Denmark.
Alamelupuram houses one cottage, the Roaerker Foundation Cottage constructed in 1980. It is used only as a boyshome, for boys with an age between 5-20years. 30 boys stay in the compound. Donated through Action Childrens Aid, Denmark.
Paramarthalingapuram, in the Kanyakumari district, houses two cottages, the Danida Cottage (for girls) which was constructed in 1983, and the Boys Cottage which was constructed in 1998. This compound is also known as "New Land", and houses 30 children. Donated by Danida, Denmark.
In each of the three compounds there are small argicultar activies that teach the children valueable lessons about how to cultivate and harvest foods. Each compound has a playground to stimulate the childrens pshysical development. A stage has been built in the Sitharamapuram compound, used for school performances and celebrations where the children perform Karate, Yoga, Music, Dancing and Drama.
In addition three houses have been constructed by SKGA through donattions, they are; F.B. Berry House (reg. office of SKGA), Vera House(for women i need), at Kanyakumari, Roger Lacaze House (housing girls during their further education) in Tirunelveli.