Have you ever thought that a dishevelled street dweller, who is mentally & physically challenged and rifles through dustbins at railway platforms could ever live a respectable life?
We have made this possible at the SEON Ashram.
Today, the ashram is home to the mentally ill, aged destitute, widows, orphans, needy children, physically challenged and sexually abused, all cared for and provided with shelter, food, clothing, medical care and other facilities. We rescue them to create incredible stories of change.
Who are we?
It was 16 years ago that UC Paulose, our founder had a life changing experience – he witnessed a sight that would define the purpose & the course of his life. He saw the heart-wrenching scene at a railway station in Kerala …… 2 mentally & physically challenged men were scouring through dustbins, looking for food among the dustbins! It moved him to see lives being lived at the cost of human dignity, in hunger and hapless abandon. Paulose felt that this has to change. He started the SEON Ashram to attempt something transformational.
SEON became the roof under which the homeless would find their chance for a better life. SEON provided them with medical care, counseling, food, clothing & shelter. Today, SEON has over 312 residents, whose lives are being transformed. We are located in Karnataka (Dakshin Kannada) at Gandibagilu in the Western Ghats - 85 kms east of Mangalore in a 10-acre plot of land. You are welcome to visit us.
This Ashram has 200 bedded Psychiatric Hospital. Ashram has been remarkably dedicated to rescuing and rehabilitating the deserted and the dying people from the streets and to serve the less fortunate brothers & sisters, hailing from different parts of the country suffering from various diseases. Most of the mentally ill/retarded people in the ashram are street patients, who don’t have anyone to look after them. They were wandering on the roads, sheltering in bus stands and railway stations, eating thrown out food from the garbage. Such destitute are brought to the Ashram, cleaned, provided food, and shelter, clothing and necessary medical treatment.
Seon Ashram has 100 bedded General Hospital. Patients suffering from various problems like old age, orphans who wander on street etc. These patients have been treated here in Seon ashram with proper nutrition and medicine. Most of them are street patients, who don’t have anyone to look after them. They were wandering on the roads, sheltering in bus stands and railway stations, eating thrown out food from the garbage. Such destitute are brought to the Ashram, cleaned, provided food, and shelter, clothing and necessary medical treatment.
The Trust takes care of aged Destitutes. The Ashram is home to 62 aged women and men. They are looked after until they breathe their last peacefully. They are taken care considering their age, type of problem and situation. There are volunteers who engages these people in the different type of activities in the Ashram.
The Trust is running a school from KG to PG with the name Little Flower English Medium School in Kanajar, KarkalaTaluk of Udupi District and the school going children from the Ashram have been shifted there. Boarding facility is also available for the children along with the school infrastructure has been set up by the trust. We are planning for Hostel facility for 2,000 boys and girls. We also have plan for Boarding arrangements for 100 teacher/lectures.
At present Ashram is a home for 25 Physically Handicapped and Mentally Retarded Children under Seon Child Care. Most of them are picked up from street, dropped by Govt officials and Police Departments. They are looked after until they become alright and identified by their family members & taken back home. Others will be looked after until their last peacefully. Medical care and activities are provided considering their type of problem and situation. There are the volunteers who will engage themselves in the different type of activities.
Each child is different by their nature. Some of them cannot and talk, some can walk with support, some cannot eat on their own, some can eat food with support. Coming to their activities, some of them sit and play with some ball or other objects on their own. Some children keep nodding continuously and sitting.
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