SPPD - Happier Children, Better World


  • HE Philip McDonough, Irish Ambassador

    It has been a great joy to come to the home of Joseph, Mary, Raju and James and I have had a lovely dinner and now a lovely lunch. We have learned about the great work done by Raju and James for the poor and about Andrew and the SPPD. It was particularly good to visit the Sacchitananda Ashram. We love to see you all again sometime. Many thanks & go mibh maith agaibh (in Irish)!

  • Phillipe De Mey, Ireland

    I am not supposed to mention the welcome from Mary and Joseph, but how could I not thank them both for their hospitality, and Mary's excellent food. The visit to the different projects could not fail to impress me. The photo shoots and Protocol was quiet fun. Congratulations to you all at SPPD!

  • Catherine McGill, Joe Homan Charity

    It is exactly ten week since I arrived here and each day has been a source of wonder and joy. Wonder at the commitment and vision of the administration and staff and joy from your warmth, good humour and friendship. SPPD is successfully achieving its ideal

  • Ge Mol, Holland House, Athoor - 624 701, Dindigul District

    Today I have visited the Tuition class of SPPD at Puddupatty. It was a pleasure to meet the teachers and the students. It was even possible to communicate with them in some simple English. after that I saw the new trees they just have planted and the trees they planted last year. A nice dance performance with two drummers. The students look very eager to learn and seems to be happy to have their daily classes. Wish them all a bright future.

  • Jeanie Philipe, Chairman, Joe Homan Charity

    It is very reassuring to see SPPD in the capiases and enthusiastic menders of Staff and Teachers. We were very well received and we thank you for your hospitality.

  • Jon Crouch, Joe Homan Charity

    My first visit and a very happy one. We hope our partnership will grow and remain.

  • Trish Rouiller, CREA

    WE have been living in this heaven of peace and tranquility for the past month, working as

  • Ms.Caroline Barker, Volunteer - Annalivia School of Language

    I have just finished teaching for 12 weeks at SPPD. The time has gone too quickly and I'm going to really miss all of the lovely friends I have made. The home is beautiful and made more so by friendly and welcoming staff members and fantastic, enthusiastic children who bring the whole place alive. I can't believe its time for me to leave already - it has been an unforgettable experience. SPPD is doing some incredible work for the people of Tamilnadu and I wish you all the best for the future. This was my first visit to your Children's home but it will definitely not be my last. Thank you all for everything.

  • David Ferguson, Volunteer

    What an amazing 12 weeks I have had in Soriyampatti. I came to teach and to experience Indian life. I finish having accomplished both with wonderful memories and colourful images to take home with me. After the first few weeks for settling in the remaining weeks flew by. I would like to thank all the SPPD staff for all their help and making my stay so enjoyable. They are the only reason why this great organization runs so smoothly. I wish SPPD the best of luck and success in the future!

  • B.Sc. Agri., TNAU, Coimbatore

    It was our pleasure to be with you today in SPPD.First we have to appreciate you for your organized programming and planning of every activity. And also we should mention about the Children Home which a NGO generally does not take it as a endeavour. To be frank, of the five NGOs we visited, you are the only person to take the children home as an endeavour. Besides, women development activities are well going under your supervision. And to say about farming, we are taken aback to see the greenish farm amidst of vast area of dryland. Your Iynthinai farm is like a ‘Oasis in Dryland’. And also we are pleased by your SPPD hospitality.We the agricultural students are much impressed to take farming activity when we saw your farm rather than by our studies. Keep going. Wish you all success in your endeavour.