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


YMCA St.Martin's Model Farm & YMCA Appasamy Rural Trust

The YMCA 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.

Goat farming and poultry farming with country hens are going on in the site and country chicken and country goats are available for sale to the community. As of now, 33 goats and 58 hens are available at the farm.

Under YMCA Appasamy Rural Trust Project, agricultural activities are carried out in the village of Rajapudukudy. During the year, corn was cultivated in 10 acres of land which gave a good yield and cultivation of paddy was undertaken in the following months. This is indeed a livelihood and employment option for the daily laborers of the village especially women.


YMCA St.Martin’s Model Farm
Rajapudukudi, Thoothukudi District
Secretary Incharge: Mr.G.Jebaraj
Mobile No: 99438 - 67821.

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'