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 constructed in a land area of approximately 20000 sq.ft with adequate space for play ground facility and a garden for growing vegetables.
Free food, education, clothing, medical aid and accommodation are provided to more than 60 poor girls and women. In addition, training is also arranged in Fine Arts like classical dance, instrumental music etc. Medical Camps are also conducted periodically to monitor the health of the residence.