The El-Shadai Children Home was started on 31st May 1997 to benefit the people of India irrespective of caste, creed, community or religion and, specifically, to support lonely or deserted children.   El-Shadai Charitable Trust:  The trust is a public charitable trust formed with seven trustees and registered under Indian Trust Act and the registration Number is 55/99/Bk.4 dated 10.02.1999 and registered at the Office of the Sub-Registrar, Neelankarai, Chennai on 10.02.1999.    

The Trust is duly registered under section 12A(a) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and the Registration number allotted to the Trust by the Commissioner of Income Tax, Tamilnadu V, Chennai in his letter No. C. No. 2039 (137)/98-99TN-V dated 20 th July 1999 is 36/1999-2000.  Permanent Account Number (PAN) of the Trust is AAATE0815H.  

Approval under Section 80G was granted to the Trust in respect of donations received for the Trust by the Income Tax Officer, ( H.Qrs) (Exemptions), Chennai-34 in his letter No. DIT (E) No. 2039 (137)/98-99 dated 25.05.2001.

The trust has been registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 1976 for receipt of foreign contribution for the Trust.  The Registration number given to the Trust by the Under Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs in his letter No.II/21022/67 (272)/2002-FCRA-III dated 3rdNovember 2002 is 075900855.   

The Children Home is registered under Social Defense Department and Child Welfare Committee with District Child Protection office Kancheepuram.

Our home is situated 500 meters from the main road called the Old Mahabalipuram Road  I.T. High Way  Kazhipattur near Padur  Village behind Anand Institute of Higher Technology. The building structure consists of a Girls dormitory block,  Boys Block with Rooms, kitchen  Cum Dining Hall block, Separate Administrative block and Library for Children,  Chapel for inmates   and a residential block to the staff, with guest room and also separate block for Aged Home

El-shadai children

The EL–Shadai Children’s Home at Kazhipattur presently has Thirty Eight children and eleven staff. The beaming, joyful faces of children cherishing their childhood days are in marked contrast with the physical torment, sexual abuse, starvation and the sicknesses from which they were rescued.  

These young people are the future of the nation. Sadly, however, girls and handicapped are often shown neglected and may be disregarded, discarded and dumped into garbage bins or exploited for begging, prostitution, pornography, physical abuse, torture and bonded labor. There are many such children in India who are in urgent need of food, clothing, shelter, education and, most of all, the warmth of genuine love and care.  

The ‘EL – Shadai Charitable trust’ has resolved to step in to try and change this gloomy, desperate and distressing scenario into a bright, hopeful and joyous one.  

Out of 38 children 14 are girls.  

The Founder and Managing Trustee Mr. E. Joseph Paul and his wife Mrs. Lydia are staying with the children in the home and take care of them.   

Future needs consist of an additional three acres of land and the construction of other buildings to provide primary health care, a medical dispensary, a middle school, a Bible College

A  rehabilitation center for addicts, ex-prostitutes and other stigmatized persons, a Training Center for conducting workshops, seminars, vocational and social work courses and a Youth Counseling Center for outreach work: all along with a proper Security Block for the campus.          

We ask you to pray for the children, staff and the Managing Trustee of the home and for the extension program of the home.  May God bless you all.

E. Joseph Paul

Founder/ Managing Trustee