Meet Jayavel Chelliah who has been set as a role model to unwealthy people and inspiration for many youths and students. Jayavel Chelliah’s parents were involved in farming before 1980s but after crop failure in 1980s, his family shifted from Nellore to Chennai in search of job. But due to lack of job opportunities his family started begging in streets of Chennai.


“We used to sleep on the pavement. If it would rain, we would try to find other shelter in any nearby shop until the cops came and chased us out of there,”

Jayavel told in an interview.


After Jayavel’s father death his mother became an alcohol addict. Jayavel’s earnings would be spent on his mother’s addiction.


Jayavel’s life changed after meeting Uma and Muthuraman, Uma and Muthuraman were a couple who genuinely wanted to help Jayavel and other people who were in pavement. Uma and Muthuraman planned to make a video story on them in the name of ‘Pavement Flower’.

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“My people actually didn’t like them. We even tried to hurt them as we had so many people approaching us under the pretext of helping. But they would use our name to get the government funds,”

Jayavel recalls.

As People understood that Uma and Muthuraman wanted to help them genuinely, they also changed their attitude positively towards them. In 1999, Jayavel was offered a chance to complete his education through their NGO, Suyam Charitable Trust.


After Passing his 12th std, Jayavel applied for Cambridge University’s and successfully cleared entrance examination. Further Jayavel was offered a seat at Glendwr University in Wales to study ‘Performance Car Enhancement Technology Engineering’.


After Completing his education, Jayavel wishes to help running the NGO and change the lives of many more street children in the years to come.

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Official Website of Suyam Charitable Trust –

Contact details
SUYAM Charitable Trust
22, Muthu Mudali Street, Vyasarpadi, Chennai – 600 039

How to Donate within India?
You are requested donate via online bank transfer to our account

  • Bank name: ICICI Bank Limited
  • Bank address:84, NSC Bose Road, Sowcarpet, Chennai – 600 079.
  • Account No. :603101272985
  • IFSC Code: ICIC0006031

How to Donate from Abroad?
You are requested donate via online bank transfer to our account
Bank Details

  • Bank name: ICICI Bank Limited
  • Bank address:84, NSC Bose Road, Sowcarpet, Chennai – 600 079.
  • Account No. :603101271750
  • IFSC Code: ICIC0006031

US Dollars Denomination

  • Routing/ABA # FED ABA 021000021
  • Bank International Code/Swift code # ICICI NBBXXX

Euro denomination

  • International Bank Account Number (IBAN) # IBAN NO.DE91501108006231605988
  • Bank International Code/Swift code # CICI NBBXXX / CHASDEFXXXX

UK/Sterling denomination

  • Sort code # 40-05-15

Appeal & Donation in kind details

We prefer at first to seek support in Kind and second preference for volunteering from your end and the third preference for financial contribution towards the program.

  • 500 children of Siragu Montessori School
  • 150 children of Bharathamatha Nursery & Primary School
  • 100 Residential Children of Siragu Home
  • 30 Residential and Non-residential beneficiaries of SUYAM Home
  • 60 children of our Education Centre in Vanavan Mahadevi near Velankanni Church in Nagai District & Suyam scholarship beneficiaries

We prefer, DONATION IN KIND – Donate RICE, Provisions and groceries

Sponsor of food to children of SIRAGU We cover up entire year Food cost of SIRAGU

  • Morning – 80 children + 10 staff served breakfast
  • Lunch – 80 residential children + 200+ day scholars + 25 staff
  • Dinner – 80 residential Children + 10 staff

On an average, every day 400+ children & 40+ staff benefited (or) any sum you wish to contribute Cost of

  • Sponsor a Breakfast – INR 1750
  • Sponsor a LUNCH – INR 3500
  • Sponsor a DINNER – INR 1750
  • Sponsor a child’s Education – INR 12000
  • Sponsor a special full day meal – INR 7000
  • Sponsor a School Bag for one Child – INR 300
  • Sponsor a Education Kit to a Child – INR 2000
  • Sponsor a Teacher Salary – INR 5000
  • Sponsor of gifts to children of SIRAGU

You can buy children gift at your choice for Rs.100/- per child and Rs.150/- for staff
Choice of gifts are Pens, Chess Board, Tennis Ball, Toys, pencil boxes, pencil pouches, small stainless steel bowls, stainless steel tumblers, hair bands, ribbons, small chains and any other kind of sports items, fancy items, soap boxes, towels, bed sheets, mind games, educational materials, art work books, glue pens and any other item which suits for children and any common gift for staff.

Call us to pick up your donation in kind from your doorstep.

Sponsor of prizes to children

If you wish to sponsor for the prize items sponsor Rs.100/- to buy a gift per child & Sponsor Rs.150/- to buy gift per staff Total Children 750+ & Total Staff 75+