Anandham is a team of young, like-minded people with a common goal of empowering the youth. The core team comprises of people from different rural areas of Tamil Nadu. Their education was their only asset when they came to Chennai. With their qualifications to back them, each one of them strived hard to achieve a respectable position before they decided to come together with a common motive of giving back to society. The lessons that they learned and their understanding about the importance of education laid the building bricks to the Anandham Foundation.
Over the past thirteen years, the team has conducted several motivational and life skills programs through popular trainers in various colleges and schools. They have met more than 10,000 students and inspired them through their goodwill and positive messages. The impact that the team has created might look like a small ripple in an ocean but they made sure that these ripples were created at the right time.
Through programs that they conducted in educational institutions, they realized that there is a severe dearth in the support extended to underprivileged, rural students when it came to accessing higher education.
The Anandham team decided to research further into this and direct a singular focus in supporting the education of rural students. Today, the Foundation is supporting close to 100 students in various advanced courses from MBBS to engineering to the arts and sciences.