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
May 14, 2013

New Doctor for the Children

Sri Arunodayam has a new doctor  for the children now:

All the children in the home are severely affected with multiple disabilities, neuro and cardiological diseases. They need in house medical attention and medical support services.  Sri Arunodayam has been facing lot of challenges with the government authorities and hospitals during the emergency time. Average of 15 children die every year due to various health illness and hence it is mandatory to have a medical team to provide in house medical and clinical services to the children. A duty medical officer has been appointed first time for the children recently. All our children are required constant medical attention for which we have identified a doctor and appointed him. The Doctor visits the children every day from 4 PM to 8 Pm.  A fully equipped medical room consists of all the basic life saving medical equipments are in place now for the children. The doctor reviews the health status of the children and also monitor the care given to the children. He also review the diet given to the children periodically.  

Nov 14, 2012

From the Rehabilitation desk

 From the Rehabilitation desk...

Here is a heartening report on how our efforts to improve the quality of life of the children are paying off.

Physiotherapist Kasturi says, two year old Madhavan who endures mild mental retardation was admitted into Sri Arunodayam a year ago. At the time of admission, Madhavan could sit with his back bent. He could not stand or walk. The doctors advised physiotherapy for him three months ago. The rigorous therapy now enables him to crawl, stand without support, and walk a few steps without support! The improvement Madhavan shows is encouraging and we are very happy about it.

Then she talks about two year old Ajith who was admitted into Sri Arunodayam 6 months ago. Ajith endures mild mental retardation and is hyperactive. At the time of admission, Ajith could not move at all. The doctors advised physiotherapy for him four months ago. Physiotherapy now enables him to crawl, stand without support. However he can walk a few steps only with support.

Special Educator Valli is jubilant to share the story of Sophia. Five year old Sophia was admitted into Sri Arunodayam two years ago. She endures severe mental retardation. At the time of admission she could not speak, walk or eat. She always sat in a place and drank only milk. Continuous special education training has transformed her positively. Now she speaks well, walks around and plays with the other children, she can eat solid food – she does not need to be fed, she can wear her dress and the latest development in the academic front is that she can identify pictures!

 

 

 

Aug 8, 2012

Prayatna - Vocational Training for the Adults

Our Vocational Training Unit for Sri Arunodayam Adults:

Recently, we launched our vocational training unit, Prayatna, which means ‘a good effort’. This vocational training unit has been established to train and employ sixteen of our residents who are above the age of 18 and have the ability and strength to undergo such training.  The vocational training offered at Prayatna also serves as a form of occupational therapy. The students enjoy sitting at their desks, listening to the special educators, observing the demonstrations, trying their hands at what they are asked to do and helping one another. Prayatna is an excellent opportunity for the children of Sri Arunodayam to engage, learn, work and be productive citizens of society.

Prayatna now offers training in book binding and paper bag making. The adults are trained in sorting paper, counting, stitching, pasting and cutting.  Prayatna has partnered with Sampoorna, the outreach program of Good Shepherd Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Nungambakkam, Chennai, for the process of binding the books. Soon, we plan to start block printing, envelope making, a garden nursery unit and more. We are studying various options that would suit our children’s abilities.

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