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GEMS Foundation | About Us | GEMS India

About Us

GEMS is having its 36th year of glorious existence in 2013.   During these years GEMS and GEMS Foundation have rendered commendable service to thousands of under privileged people both in Tamil Nadu and Kerala State.  Their multifaceted community development projects include Rehabilitation Work of Pavement and Slum Dwellers, Charitable Hospital, Free Medical Camps, Orphanage, Free Land Distribution Scheme, Family Counseling Centre, Vocational Training Program for Unemployed Women, Community Housing Scheme for Poor, Charitable Residential School etc.  Through these tireless and multi-farious activities ranging from community development to healthcare and to education GEMS is trying to make its dreams come true.


George Educational, Medical and Charitable Society (GEMS) was registered as a Charitable Society under Travancore Cochin Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies Regulation Act, 1955 ( Act 12 of 1955) at Thiruvananthapuram on 21st December 1977 with Reg. No. 567/1977.  The founder members are:

1.       Mr. Christopher George             Life Member

2.       Mr. P.E. George                        Life Member

3.       Mrs. Annamma George             Life Member

4.       Mrs. Christopher Mathew          Ordinary Member

5.       Mrs. Mathew George                 Ordinary Member

6.       Mr. T.N. Kuriakose                    Honorary Member

7.       Mr. T.G. Koshy                          Ordinary Member


The Society has a number of objectives mainly for the upliftment of the downtrodden and marginalized sections of the Society. The prominent among them are:

1.       To establish and conduct educational institutions in the State of Kerala and elsewhere in India for purpose of imparting education and for that purpose acquire all assets and things and incur all expenses required for the same.

2.       To establish hospitals and nursing homes in Kerala and elsewhere in India for treatment of diseases and to carry on research work relating to diseases and treatment of diseases.

3.       To help the economically weaker sections of our society by giving them financial and other aid, distribution of cloth, distribution of land, providing low cost houses and safe drinking water supply, environmental sanitation service and related activities.

4.       To give scholarships and other financial aid for purchase of books, payment of hostel fees etc. to deserving students of schools, colleges and universities for their educational advancement.

5.       To run hostels for the benefits of deserving students and working men and women purely for social service and not for profit.

6.       To carry on all kinds of social welfare activities especially for the welfare of women as well as men in Kerala or anywhere in India.


A Governing Body consisting of the following members was constituted to manage the affairs of the Society and to realize the objectives of the Society:

Governing Body Members

First Row: Mr. Thomas George (Secretary & Treasurer ), Dr. Abraham George (Member)
Second Row: Mr. Christy George (Chairman), Mrs. Omana George (Member)

The Present Governing Body Members (2013-2014) are:

1.       Mr. Christopher George             Chairman

2.       Mr. George Thomas                  Secretary-cum-Treasurer

3.       Mrs. Omana George                  Member

4.       Dr. Abraham P. George             Member


GEMS Foundation, Chennai chapter of GEMS was registered as a Charitable Trust in Tamil Nadu with Reg. No.480/1993.  It arose out of deep concern for the plight of the millions of slum and pavement dwellers in the metro city of Chennai.  To initiate social welfare activities to alleviate their misery and rehabilitate them, GEMS Foundation was established in 1993.