The Boys Town Society was founded in 1965 by Englishman Joe Homan. He saw young impoverished children living in the railway station in Madurai and knew that he had to do something about it. His vision was to set up a farm school to help the rural children to get trained in agriculture, poultry, horticulture and settle back at villages to leady a happy life. This became the very first Boys Town.
Now almost 53 years later, thanks to the generosity of supporters around the world, much assistance and goodwill from local farmers and businesses, the Boys Town Society has helped over 10,000 youngsters break out of the poverty cycle. Today we run 1 Boys Town, 1 Girls Town and 1 Children’s Villages (for younger children).
Within these residential projects, children are provided with well-balanced meals, regular medical check-ups and a host of extra-curricular activities, in a caring, home environment. Importantly, they also attend good local schools and are offered support and guidance to help them complete their education and go on to complete further technical or academic qualifications. Our old students are now occupying very prestegious jobs both in India and abroad.