Young Men's Christian Association

  • "Know me for my abilities, not my disability" - Robert M. Hensel
  • "Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see" – Mark Twain
  • "Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you’re needed by someone" – Martina Navratilova
  • "I choose not to place "DIS", in my ability." – Robert M. Hensel
  • "Children with disabilities are like butterflies with a broken wing. They are just as beautiful as all others, but they need help to spread their wings"
  • "The only disability in life, is a bad attitude" – Scott Hamilton
  • "Different but not less" – Temple Grandin
  • "Dis ABILITY: Broken in Body; Not in Spirit"
  • "Use their Skills: Light their Lives"
  • "If there is no struggle, there is no progress" – Frederick Douglass



The Rural Community Development Project of the Madurai YMCA works on major areas such as child rights, women's empowerment, local governance, human rights and promotion of sustainable agriculture. The project serves 212 villages in three blocks in Thoothukudi District, Tamilnadu.

This project has initiated an intensive campaign to re-enroll 400 dropout children in schools and has formed children clubs. 871 women's self help groups and 30 men's self help groups have been formed and training on group functioning, capacity building, records maintenance and EDP are given to the members.

The model farm serves as a farmers centre for sharing and training for small and marginal farmers in sustainable agriculture, eco-farming, rainwater harvesting, bio fertilizers and pesticides etc, in Kayathar and Ottapidaram blocks of Tamilnadu.


YMCA Rural Community Development Project
Rajapudukudi, Thoothukudi District
Secretary Incharge: Mr.J.Moses
Mobile No: 94426 - 16117.

Attention Please:- 'As a policy, we in YMCA Madurai do not engage or authorize our students with Hearing Impairment to appeal for donations on behalf of the charitable services provided. If at any point you are approached with such appeals, kindly dismiss them as fake and if possible kindly bring such dubious activities to our notice. Thank you'