Care for Children

Olcott Memorial Higher Secondary School

The Theosophical Order of Service (TOS) has recently issued a special edition of their International Newsletter dedicated the Olcott Memorial Higher Secondary School (OMHSS) at Adyar. For over 120 years OMHSS has been providing a solid education for underprivileged boys and girls in Adyar, a large neighborhood located in south-Chennai, India.

Among many services the School also provides free education in Tamil (transitioning to English Medium), along with textbooks, school supplies, school bags, uniforms, a nutritious breakfast and lunch, regular medical check-ups, and also guidance and counselling for the children and their parents. Read more from the Newsletter.

H.P.B. Hostel for boys

The Hostel provides homelike stay for boys, who cannot live at their homes for various reasons, often related to difficult backgrounds. The number of boys has dropped during recent years. Admission for deserving boys is open to welcome them. Picture of the boys meditating, dates back to January 2015.


The Olcott Memorial Higher Secondary School, H.P.B. Hostel, Social Welfare Centre and Vocational Training Centre are managed by Olcott Education Society (OES), which has an integral relationship with the Theosophical Society and functions from its International Headquarters at Adyar.