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GEMS Foundation | Sections & Schemes | GEMS India

Sections & Schemes

After a brief absence due to technical as well as logistic difficulties, free medical camps were revived in 1997. This time every effort was made to publicise and promote the importance of such camps, in delivering preventive, curative and rehabilitative care. As a result, there has been overwhelming public participation in these camps which are now being conducted four times a week in various places. The mobile clinic of GEMS Hospital has rendered free medical aid to lakhs of people in and around Mavelikkara for the past twenty...
The Pavement Dweller's Rehabilitation Centre at Velachery, Chennai, was built under the auspices of the World Bank and Tamil Nadu SLum Clearance Board. There are 2640 houses providing shelter to over 6000 erstwhile street and slum dwellers. GEMS FOUNDATION has been entrusted by the TNSCB and the Madras Corporation to onduct several vocational training projects at Velachery. GEMS has built two large halls within the Rehabilitation Centre on sites leased by the TNSCB. The halls are used as centers for community...
As a result caused by the devastating floods that rendered many residents of Thiruvananthapuram District homeless, in December 1998, GEMS Foundation distributed clothes and blankets to over 250 families.
Gems Family Counseling Centre, supported by Kerala State Social Welfare Board, serves the maladjusted, disrupted and problem-ridden families from the surrounding rural areas. It focuses on assistance to women and children suffering from atrocities and stressful situations (examples listed below). Extra effort has also been made to extend counseling services through GEMS Free Medical Camps as well as conducting social awareness and moral education camps. Coverage has increased even further by simultaneously giving free...
GEMS HOSTEL, POONKODU, CHADAYAMANGALAMIt was decided to focus the educational activities of GEMS in Chadayamangalam centering around the GEMS High School.  GEMS therefore constructed in the adjoining compound a new three storied hostel building with a capacity to take in 250 inmates.  The new hostel started functioning in the academic year 2010-11.  Another hostel of the same size exclusively for boys has also been constructed retaining the first hostel for girls. HEALTH INSURANCE FOR ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF MEMBERSHealth...
GEMS RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL, NEDUMANGADGEMS Residential school was started in the idyllic surroundings of an estate in Nedumangad in 2004-05 with a view to providing free education to poor girl children.  They were also provided with free food and accommodation.  However it could not function as a full- fledged school in view of the Government policy not to recognize any more private schools in Trivandrum District. Hence all the girls students were transferred in 2010 to the new hostel started at GEMS High School Complex...
Social evils like dowry deaths and suicides are on the rise, leaving many hapless women and children in the grip of a cruel fate. Many of them are also affected badly due to growing economic and social woes and increasing gender inequality. As a result, in July 1999, GEMS Foundation has established two homes, one at Parassala, near Thiruvananthapuram and another at Kalliyode, Nedumangad, for destitute/orphaned girls and deserted/battered women and widows, in an effort to rehabilitate them socio-economically. Ten houses were...
Gems Hospital, Mavelikkara, was dedicated to serve the public on 1 st March 1982. The hospital then had only two doctors and a few staff. Today, almost 20 years after its formal inauguration, the Hospital has grown to 150 - bed capacity, with a staff strength of more than 13 doctors including consultants and specialists, and about 70 constituting the nursing and paramedical staff. Lakhs of patients have already been treated and cured during the course of the eventful history of the GEMS Hospital. Over one crore rupees has recently...
The pitiable plight of the large number landless and homeless people in India has encouraged GEMS to embark on an ambitious project of purchasing and distributing plots of land, each measuring 2 cents (871 sq.ft) to one thousand landless families from different districts of Kerala, expected to cost more than one crore rupees. This has been hailed by many as a landmark in the history of humanitarian efforts to rehabilitate the needy and socio - economically poor, on a large scale. Applications were invited through...