• 3rd Cross, Chandran Garden, Chinna Thirupathi, Salem - 636 008.
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Welcome to Lifeline Trust, a dedicated Indian Non-Governmental/Child Welfare Organization (NGO) committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of children in need. Established in 1998 by the visionary Chezhian Ramu, Lifeline Trust embarked on a mission to provide vital support for children facing distress, disabilities, and separation from their biological parents. Our unwavering commitment extends to safeguarding newborn babies to 5 years old (both male and female) as well as nurturing the growth and well-being of girls aged 6 to 18 years.

Our Journey

Lifeline Trust’s journey began with the “Action for Children” initiative launched on September 18, 1998. Over the years, our organization has significantly expanded its footprint, focusing primarily on child development through a holistic approach. We are driven by a steadfast commitment to uphold children’s rights, provide quality education, deliver exceptional care, and ensure their safety and protection.

Our Areas of Impact

At Lifeline Trust, we operate primarily in the Salem and Tiruvannamalai districts of Tamil Nadu, India. Through our grassroots efforts, we aim to uplift the lives of children and provide them with the resources and support they need to overcome challenges and achieve their full potential.

Our Core Initiatives

Child Welfare and Rehabilitation: Lifeline Trust is dedicated to ensuring the well-being and rehabilitation of children those in distress, and those who are separated from their biological parents. We provide a safe and nurturing environment for these children to thrive and grow.

Newborn to Age 5 Care: We are committed to the welfare of infants and young children, offering them the love, care, and resources they need during their most formative years.

Empowering Girls: Our organization places a special emphasis on empowering girls aged 6 to 18, ensuring they receive education, support, and protection, enabling them to build a brighter future.

Education and Quality Care: Lifeline Trust believes in the power of education to transform lives. We provide access to quality education and care, laying the foundation for a promising future for the children we serve.

Join Us in Creating a Better Tomorrow

We invite you to join us in our mission to create a better tomorrow for the children of Tamil Nadu, India. Together, we can make a lasting impact and empower these young souls to realize their dreams and aspirations.

Thank you for visiting Lifeline Trust. Your support is instrumental in building a brighter and more promising future for the children we serve.


Chezhian Ramu (b.1969) was born and educated in Chennai into an orthodox family. He is the only son of his family. When he lost his parents in a road accident in 1991, he moved to Tiruvannamalai in search of peace, love and affection. As he came across abandoned children and begging children wandering in the streets of Tiruvannamalai, Chezhian compared his circumstances with that of the children’s, who were starving, not only for food, but also for shelter, protection and love. This awareness made him commit to “light the life” of suffering children.

In 1994, Chezhian Ramu established organization Terre des hommes core Trust in Tiruvannamalai to work for the children in need of care and protection. In 1998 he started Life Line Trust, when he came across the practice of Female infanticide and the suffering of girl children in Salem district, he committed himself to prevent and rescue the children who are in danger to be killed by their own parents. Hence he established Life Line Trust.

Mr. Chezhian Ramu received the “Rajiv Gandhi Mana Seva award – 2017” from The Honorable President of India Mr. Ramnath Govind for the best institution and outstanding performance in the field of children welfare for the past 2 and half decades.

He has been continuously receiving many state and district awards for his dedicative services towards children welfare. For instance, more recently he received a best social award from the District Collector of Tiruvannamalai on India Republic day 26 January 2021. Mr Chezhian Ramu served in various position in Government Committee from June 2004 to 2012, he also served as chairman of the child welfare committee in Vellore and Tiruvannamalai districts. From June 2012 to December 2020 he served as Juvenile Justice Board.

Presently 26 child development projects are implementing in various districts of Tamil Nadu, like Tiruvannamalai, Cuddalore, Kanchipuram, Salem and Vellore.

Director with Children

“Our focus is to develop children and young adults to their full potential. My experience shows that thousands of children who were in our programs became independent adults, who are socially and economically successful members of our society.”