KINDNESS IN ACTION INC via Crowdrise
October 30, 2010
BENEFITING: KINDNESS IN ACTION INC
EVENT DATE: Oct 30, 2010
The Arulchandru School for the Mentally Handicapped is run by the ANISE society, a unit of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, which has its service units throughout India. The school is situated near Paramakudi, southern India. The school was established there due to a high population of children with mental disabilities.
The overall vision of the project is to empower mentally handicapped children to be productive members of society. To fulfil the project vision, we would like to complement the effort with new strategies and action plans. The proposed interventions are envisaged to strengthen the existing activities of the centre.
In order to create the required infrastructure and other basic facilities we propose to execute the following plans:
- Construction of 3 classrooms
- Construction of 1 office/activity room
- Construction of toilets for children and staff
- Provision of class room furniture
- Provision of drinking water facility
- Construction of compound wall
- Installation of play ground
- Purchasing of a vehicle for children’ transportation
The current infrastructure is inadequate to meet the basic requirements of this school. The present facility does not allow us to conduct classes separately for the children according to their degree of retardation and grouping.
- There is no space for office staff or files.
- No space for physio-therapy.
- Lack of furniture in the classrooms does not provide a conducive learning atmosphere for mentally handicapped children.
- There is no separate toilet facility for boys, girls and staff and the present arrangements are not disabled friendly.
- The present school does not have a clean water facility.
- The safety of the children is at risk as the premises do not have a compound wall.
- The present facility lacks a playground for the children.
- Lack of transportation makes the mobility of the children difficult and children with a high degree of disability require transportation.
The school admits all children irrespective of caste and creed. Although there are many more children to be admitted, we are unable to do so due to space and resource constraints. There are many more children with severe and profound mental disabilities that need our care.