Journey over the Years

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  • July 28, 2014

It was 1923 when Mrs. Waller and a band of European ladies started the Guild of Service in Chennai with the aim of promoting philanthropic activities.

1923-1950
  • Refugee rehabilitation, care for the handicapped and welfare of the Armed Forces.
  • Indian name, Seva Samajam was incorporated by the Guild of Service.
  • Samireddypalayam Centre for the Women, Children and Aged

1946

1949
  • Registration under Societies Registration Act
  • Seva Samajam Children’s Home
  • Lady Nye School
  • Bala Vihar Home for the Mentally Challenged
  • Mangalapuram crèche
  • Seva Samajam Girls Home
  • Seva Samajam Boys Home Industrial School
1950
1960
  • Gen Cariappa Higher Secondary School
  • Foundling Home
  • Foster Care and Adoption Unit
  • Family Planning Centre at Mangalapuram
  • MCJ Higher Secondary School for Girls
  • Tasty & Spice Box
  • Bala Vihar Training School
  • Working Women’s Hostel
  • MCJ School for the Hearing Impaired
  • Nutrition-on-Wheels
  • Bakery unit
1970
1980
  • Meals-on-wheels
  • Day Care centre for the aged
  • Bala Vihar for mentally challenged adults
  • Home for Handicapped
  • T. Rajamannar Home for abandoned children
  • Leukemia Project
  • Family Assistance Scheme
  • Seva Samajam Nursery and Primary School
  • Striniketan
  • Saw a consolidation of projects, some projects were grouped together while some were phased out.
1990
2000
  • Self Help Groups for women
  • Family Counselling Centre
    for the women prisoners and under trials
  • Tsunami Relief Project – Guild of Service Rural Project set up in association with M S Swaminathan Research Foundation.
  • SS MRT1 Teachers Training Institute in association with Madras Round Table 1
  • GOS -JN College of Education
  • The following Units of the Guild have been closed in keeping with the changing needs of society and time – Tasty & Spice Box, Bakery Unit, Foster Care and Adoption Unit, Foundling Home, Striniketan, T.Rajamannar Home for abandoned children, Self Help Groups.
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