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



Muthupatty is one of the rural villages in Madurai, where 500 poor families are living. The children from these families have no support for education at home. The parents are daily laborers who do hard work, come home late, leaving the children uncared after the school. The children do house hold works, prepare dinner for the family, do washing and cleaning. Studies and homework are their least priority. Naturally they loose interest in studies and are soon become dropouts.

The YMCA identified this pressing need for intervention and initiated an evening study centre at Muthupatty in the year 2007. It creates a comfortable and healthy environment for children to do their homework and get additional support in learning from the tutors. They enjoy the evening play time and the nutritious refreshments. The children are happy, cheerful and motivated to study well. They are confident that their dreams will come true and they will never become dropouts.

This centre organizes women to form self help groups and arrange awareness and life skill programmes periodically.


YMCA Evening Study Centre
Muthupatty, Madurai - 3.
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'