Sukumaran, an engaged Indian, is always aware of the needs of orphan and destitute children due to his own life story.
In 1981 he founded together with his wife Veni and Mr. Joseph the Annai Chrildren's Home. With lots of love and imagination they opened up a new home for the destitute children of the Kanyakumari District.
In 1983, Mr. Joerg Wolfer and Mrs. Heidi Leidig, decided to found the association in Germany to support Annai Chidlren's Home.
In 1985 the German association was recognized as a charitable organisation.