ATMA Foundation is a Voluntary Organisation committed to empowering individuals and families to lead happier lives with healthier relationships, and to bring positive change in the community. Over the years, we have organized over 1787 Programmes, directly impacting over 2,95,000 families (8 th May 2006 – 31 st Jan 2021).
Creative intervention for social transformation through effective empowerment and productive compassion.
Empowering individuals, families and social groups to lead happier lives with healthier relationships and serve less privileged fellow beings with love, by fostering intrapersonal and interpersonal harmony.
Mr C K Suresh, a Professional Trainer, Life Guide and Relationship Coach, has been involved in social transformation initiatives for over 40 years. He has taken leadership roles in various organisations, designing and implementing psycho-social interventions. A post graduate in Psychology, Management & Journalism, he trains educators and parents in mentoring adolescents.
Mr Suresh is also a sought- after faculty for student empowerment workshops of various been trained or mentored by him. A thought leader and influencer, his short talks on effective living have been regularly telecast in Asianet & Amrita TV.
Sri. C K Suresh, Managing Trustee
A professional trainer & mentor, Mr Suresh is the founder-director of ATMA Foundation. An inspiring leader, Mr Suresh galvanises his team to work with passion and commitment. His vision, innovative ideas and management expertise help ATMA to evolve as an effective organisation.
Sri. T M Reghunandanan, Secretary
Retiring from Govt service as Deputy Collector, Mr Reghunandanan has since been actively engaged in various social forums. He brings to the team, his vast experience and wisdom, gained through years of service in the government and socio-cultural sectors.
Sri. P K Krishnankutty, Treasurer
A former banker, Mr Krishnankutty has been involved in developing the ATMA Gurukulam Girls’ Home right from its pilot phase. With an age-defying energy, he coordinates various activities of ATMA Foundation, and supervises office functioning.
Smt. Radhika Krishnan, Secretary, ATMA Gurukulam Managing Committee
A Homemaker with a keen interest in social work, Smt Radhika is involved with various socio-cultural organisations, and was a past president of the Inner Wheel Club of Trichur. Adept in networking and communication, she plays a key role in mobilising resources for ATMA Gurukulam.
Ms. Parvathy G, Board Member
A science teacher by profession and an entrepreneur by passion, Ms Parvathy enriches the team with her commitment and versatility. At ATMA, she handles office coordination, partner liaison, and content development, and mentors the children of ATMA Gurukulam.
ATMA Foundation began as a creative response to a dire social need. In early 2000, Kerala was waking up to a new reality – that of accelerating psycho-social negativities among the youth, with the state topping the charts in suicides, teenage crimes, violence against women and substance abuse. C K Suresh, a trainer by profession and a counsellor by passion, was actively involved in various social campaigns to prevent suicides among youth. Interacting with youngsters through camps, workshops, awareness drives and counselling sessions,he realised that, behind every misguided teenager, there was the story of a broken family. He realised that the lack of love, values and relationships, especially within the family, was the root cause of the increasing negativities. This sparked the idea of creating an organisation to promote love and relationships, and to empower the individual and the family. Inspired by this vision, and strengthened by years of experience in social work, C K Suresh formed the ATMA Foundation in 2006 – a platform for people to find love and happiness for themselves, and to spread it to the world around.
Over the years, ATMA has grown into a reputed Voluntary Organisation, actively engaging with the community through various development initiatives. From promoting ‘Happy Living with Healthy Relationships’, ATMA has expanded into ‘Volunteering Transformation’ – enabling people to achieve their best and inspiring them to share their blessings with less privileged brethren.
2012 – 13
|No||Details||Issued by (Dept/Orgn)|
|1||Registration of Trust Deed||Sub Registrar, Thrissur|
|2||NGO Registration||NITI Ayog|
|3||FCRA Registration||Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India|
|4||Registration u/s 80 G||Income Tax Dept|
|5||Registration u/s 12AA||Income Tax Dept|
|6||PAN No||Income Tax Dept|
|7||Registration for ATMA Gurukulam||Juvenile Justice (Care & Protection of Children) Act 2015|
|8||Registration for ATMA Gurukulam||Board of Control for Orphanages and Other Charitable Homes, Kerala|
|9||Professional Art Troupe Recognition for ATMA Foundation Kalakshetram||Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi|
|10||CII CSR Gateway||Profile Registered|