Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust

Reach out to mentally challenged abandoned children and provide care and protection Protect and promote the rights of children with special needs Equip the community to integrate the mentally challenged children into the society
Aug 29, 2013

New Faces at Sri Arunodayam

Siva
Siva

New faces at Sri Arunodayam Home

Dejashri, an 11 month old girl baby with mental retardation and seizure disorder, was rescued by the Chennai police at the government children’s hospital and handed over to us. Her hospital records reveal that her parents had brought her from Andhra Pradesh for treatment. She was later abandoned by them. She has been placed in the infant care unit and currently undergoing physiotherapy. We are feeding her cereal, rice and milk.

Badrakali, a two-month old girl baby diagnosed with delayed development and dandy walker syndrome, was also rescued from the government children’s hospital in Chennai where she was abandoned. She has been placed in the infant care unit and is currently undergoing physiotherapy.

Harish, a three-year old boy, was found abandoned in a village in Salem district. He was diagnosed with mental retardation and spasticity. He also suffers from microcephalus and seizures. He has been placed in the early intervention unit and is currently undergoing physiotherapy and special education.

Siva, a 5 months old boy, was found abandoned in Government Maternity Hospital in Chennai. He was diagnosed with multiple disabilities. He also suffers with cleft palate & golden Har syndrome.  His mother had escaped from the hospital leaving him at the ward. The local police rescued and sent him to Sri Arunodayam. He has been placed at the infant care unit. We are feeding him milk.

Badrakali
Badrakali
Dejashree
Dejashree
Harish
Harish
Aug 9, 2013

A story of success

Sunder
Sunder

Sunder is four years old. He endures spasticity and was abandoned by his parents in Vellore district.  He was rescued by the police and handed over to Sri Arunodayam through Child Welfare Committee, Vellore.

His milestones are delayed. Every day, he is given passive and active movement and walking training using gaiters. With the help of continuous physiotherapy he is now able to walk with the support of the gaiter. His interests are playing with toys and watching television. Presently, he is able to sit for a long time and walk independently with gaiter.  His speech is affected so he makes gestures to communicate. 

Thank you so much for your support. Your support has been helping many special children like sunder to realise their dreams

Jul 1, 2013

A story of happiness and progress

Child - Mukesh
Child - Mukesh

Every child has a story at Sri Arunodayam- of happiness, of strength, sometimes of tragedy and sometimes... of hope!

Mukesh, 10 years old was begging on the streets of Chennai a few years back. The Child Line volunteers rescued him and his mother who was mentally ill. 

While his mother was admitted to a psychiatric home, he was referred to Sri Arunodayam assuming that he was mentally challenged. During our medical and psychological evaluations we discovered that his IQ was normal. We enrolled him in to a blind school where he recently got promoted to the 5th standard. We regularly monitor his progress. He has been doing well academically and is a well-behaved child.

 There are more than 3,00,000 child beggars in India today. Every year at least 40,000 more are added to the ‘begging mafia racket’. Mukesh’s story is a story of faith and hope... that every child beggar can aspire. We at Sri Arunodayam are proud of how far Mukesh has come, further strengthening our purpose and mission. Thank you all for your generous support. 

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Progress Report Card

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