Arulchandru special school for the mentally retarded
June 19, 2016
BENEFITING: HOPE ASSOCIATION
Arul chandru special school is run by ANISE SOCIETY a unit of the sacred heart which has its service units throughout India. In the year 2005 a group of people formed a charitable trust in the name and style ‘Nesakarankal’ and started a special school for mentally retarded children. As they could not get a place to run the school they approached Arul chandru nilayam at Paramakudi , a human resource development centre of the Brothers of the sacred heart. realizing their need we accommodated the School in the premises with 7 children.Thus the school was shifted in the year 2012 to the new premises. With the generous support of our mother society we were able to build a new school with four class rooms and two toilets. Consequently , the school has been recognized by the Government of Tamilnadu for the period 23.10.2013 to 31.10.2016 (Proc No.6512/ST2/2014 dt 31.01.2014). At present school has an enrolment of 54 children with 5 teaching staff , I yoga tutor , I part time physiotherapist cum CBR animator and 2 care providers. The children are brought by van in the morning. They are given lunch and refreshment in the evening. Hence , we care the children during the day and send them home in the evening. 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 because of lack of infrastructure and other basic facilities. At Arul chandru special school the children are grouped according to their aptitude and they are given training in the following: • Self help training • Activities of daily living skills (ADL) • Speech theraphy • Physio theraphy • Special alphabetical and numerical learning • Occupational theraphy • Yoga • In door games and outdoor games • Medical care • Exposure programs • Awareness programs • Parents interactive sessions The school is run mainly with the financial support from the Angelo province society , local potential donors and philanthropic organisation such as Rotary club , lions club etc. At present this special school has more than 50 children. Each month we paid for staff salary, students transportation, lunch, study materials around 90,000 INR. Each month we pay for each student 1800 INR. Totally we spend money for 55 students 90000 INR. Human welfare of this service requires your support.