Aakkam Foundation is a compassionate and tightly knit community of individuals united by a shared vision: to create a positive impact on the lives of children, women, and society as a whole. Our platform brings together people from diverse backgrounds, fostering unity and harmony in pursuit of a noble cause. We firmly believe that genuine acts of charity begin within oneself, driven by a sense of personal fulfillment. At Aakkam, we have nurtured a family of passionate individuals who collaborate actively to address social issues and support one another in their mission to give back to society. Together, we strive to create a better world and uplift the lives of those in need. By dedicating our time, resources, expertise, and skills, we strengthen our collective desire to make a difference, leaving a meaningful legacy for future generations.
Our vision at Aakkam Foundation is to empower and uplift the socioeconomic status of children, individuals in need, and the wider community. Through our unwavering commitment, we aim to bring about positive change by providing comprehensive support in the form of financial resources, physical assistance, and intellectual guidance. By addressing the multifaceted needs of those we serve, we strive to create a society where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive. Together, we aspire to foster sustainable progress, improve livelihoods, and create a brighter future for all.
Our mission at Aakkam Foundation is to make a profound investment in the lives of children, individuals in need, and the wider community. By providing them with the necessary resources, support, and opportunities, we aim to empower them to become agents of lasting change within their own lives and communities. Through our unwavering commitment to their growth and development, we strive to unlock their full potential, foster self-sufficiency, and create a positive ripple effect that transcends generations. Together, we believe in building a future where every individual, regardless of their circumstances, has the ability to shape a brighter and more prosperous community.
At Aakkam, we specialize in revitalizing schools in need, creating an enhanced educational environment that fosters the growth and well-being of children. Our dedicated school identification team closely collaborates with the respective school Headmasters (HM) to assess their essential requirements. These needs are categorized into children’s necessities, classroom requirements, and office supplies. Prioritization is given to items that directly benefit the children, followed by classroom and office supplies, all within our allocated budget per school, which is set at Rs. 50,000 + transportation costs. In exceptional cases, when the need arises, we allow a 10% flexibility in the budget allocation.
We procure essential amenities such as stationery, chairs and tables, water purifiers, sports equipment, computers, printers, and more. We also plan to undertake a wide range of improvement projects, ranging from repairing leaking roofs to adding sanitary facilities and fixing flooring.
Our top priority is to paint the entire school premises, as we firmly believe that vibrant colors can create a refreshing and cheerful atmosphere for the children. To accomplish this, we have established partnerships with NGOs specializing in school painting, namely “Pattampoochigal” and “Thoorigai Thuligal.” We collaborate with these organizations by providing all the necessary materials, while they contribute their expertise to ensure that the schools are painted in a vibrant and aesthetically pleasing manner. Together, we work diligently to create an inviting and visually appealing environment for the students, enhancing their overall school experience.
During the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing lockdown, a remarkable endeavor took shape – one that would bring about positive change for society without even stepping outside our homes. It all began with an abundance of time during the lockdown, which led to virtual reunions among friends. As we reminisced about old times, a common thread emerged from those conversations: the desire to give back to the community that had played a vital role in our personal growth.
During those virtual calls, numerous ideas were exchanged, and from those passionate brainstorming sessions, the seed of AAKKAM Foundation was sown. It was born out of a shared vision to make a difference and a collective determination to channel our efforts towards supporting rural schools in need of essential educational infrastructure and sports-related resources.
Pooling our resources and funds, the foundation’s initial efforts were directed towards helping these underserved schools. As time went on, more like-minded individuals joined Team Aakkam, each contributing their unique skills, experiences, and passion to support the foundation’s mission. Together, we embarked on a journey that expanded beyond the realm of education, encompassing a wide range of social needs.
Through the dedication and commitment of our growing team, the Aakkam Foundation has continued to evolve, becoming a beacon of hope and a force for positive change. We strive to address the pressing social issues that affect our communities, working tirelessly to uplift and empower those in need.
As our journey continues, we remain steadfast in our resolve to create a brighter future for all. With every step forward, we are fueled by the belief that collective action, even in the face of challenging circumstances, has the power to transform lives and build a more compassionate and inclusive society.