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Goodwill Social Work Centre is an Indian Non-governmental organisation registered as a Society under the Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act 27 of 1975, Government of Tamilnadu {India}, Foreign Contributions (Regulations) Act 1976, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. It is duly registered under section 12-A {b} of the Income Tax Act 1961.

Our Society's Registration number is: 112/1981 and our FCRA number are: 075940124. You are invited to visit us online at http://www.goodwillsocialworkcentre.org

The term ‘
Goodwill social work’ is a philosophy, a practice mode and an approach, which is preventative, rehabilitative and developmental in perspective and based on the principles of scientific humanism in line with the professional social work model. It combines social philanthropy, professional social work and social development.

Goodwill social work’ is inclusive where children, youth, men and women participate in the social and economic life of their communities. It attempts to treat the symptoms through social protection, remove as far as possible the barriers to better social outcomes and tackle the root causes through social investment. It is committed to a particular set of professional values of social work including respect for worth and dignity of every person, the client's right to self-determination, confidentiality, advocacy and social action that promotes social justice, which are reflected in the word 'GOODWILL' as shown below:


G  stands for goodness in all we do for the community
O  stands for overflowing with love, compassion, and peace
O  stands for outpouring care for others, especially
     children, youth and their families
D  stands for dutifulness in helping others to help themselves
W stands for willingness to serve the poor and downtrodden
  stands for integrating professionalism in social work practice
L   stands for linking itself to serve locally and globally
L   stands for lighting up the face of the less fortunate and the

Our organisation 'Goodwill social work Centre' is named after the 'Goodwill Social work model’ in line with the above philosophy.

Since its inception our organisation has been working in the areas of children's rights, children’s rights through artwork, Children’s environmental health rights, humanitarian aid, Intensive family preservation of dysfunctional families, Youth and women development, non-formal employment training for youth, community technology services, environment education and action, social research,, NGO capacity building and networking and NGO consultancy. GOODWILL is highly professional in its approach and its methods are underpinned by a strong academic research ethos. Highly impressed by the professionalism in GOODWILL’s governance and management of programmes,the Global Links Initiative(www.glinet.org) ,a registered company and a charity in the United Kingdom entered into a partnership agreement with GOODWILL on 6th October 2007 to work together to provide services and capacity building programmes for GLI Networkers in Tamilnadu,India.

You are invited to visit our web link:  http://picasaweb.google.com/chrisdangswc to view photographs of our various social projects being taken up in and around Madurai,Tamilnadu,India.

Prof.Dr.J.Christopher Daniel,M.A.,Ph.D
Executive Director
Goodwill Social Work Centre
No:5,South Street Extension
Singarayar colony
Email:[email protected]


Recently Updated
Non-formal employment training for children and youth project,Madurai,India Last Updated on 2011-08-03 19:03:03   Goodwill Social Work Centre has been taking up a Non-formal employment training for children and youth project in partnership with the Global Links Initiative,United Kingdom with the fund from the legacy from late Mr.Robin Rowland,Founder and Chairman,GLI,UK. The programme components include 1.Preparing children and youth for non-employment training in vocational trades namely a)Computer Training programmes, b)Sewing and Embroidery (Dress making and designing) c)Zurdhosi(Needle craftwork)2. Providing life enrichment education 3.Family support services to children and youth in dysfunctional families. Our grateful acknowledgements to GLI, U.K for the generous financial support so graciously being extended to our organisation and for giving us a legacy from late Mr.Robin Rowland,Founder and Chairman,GLI,UK for the project.With a grateful heart we remember late Mr.Robin Rowland with... More »