Apr 27, 2021

Ruadt Manjari Special School for Mentally Retarded

Manjari 1
Manjari 1

Rural Area Development Trust run by

Manjari Special School for Mentally challenged children Theni District of Tamilnadu

 Background of the programme

 This Day Care Centre was started in the year 2005 at Uthamapalayam, Theni District. This centre provides therapeutic support to children who are physically and mentally challenged. This day care centre consists of 29 children. Physiotherapy and special education are regularly given to the children. Physiotherapists help children with disabilities to develop their functional ability and life style changes.  Our Service is in the form of exercise, education, consultation, or the recommendation of adaptive devices.

                                                                       

  1. Special Education

(Pre – Primary, Primary and Secondary)

          In special education for mentally challenged children teaching by special educators.  Teachers are completed special bachelor degree or Diploma in special education giving to the mentally challenged children. Based on the children IQ we decided in three classes like Pre – primary, primary and secondary from the age of 5 – 16.

 

          The teaching learning method is followed by NIMH, Banglore. After the assessing the children about their knowledge in money concept, vegetable, fruits teaching through the flash cards, objects with some other new techniques.     

 

2. Physiotherapy

In this Manjari Special school we have a full equipped therapy centre. Every day around 16 children getting therapy from qualified physiotherapist. Most of the children have improved physically and mentally by high degree of therapy treatments. This will improves their physical condition sitting, walking, and other physical works independently survive in their life.

  

3. Social inclusion

 Every Saturday we are giving training to the students how to behavior them self’s in public places, like marriage function, travelling in buses, relationship with peer groups, neighborhood and their relation also. We bring the children to bus station, banks, post office, railway station and panchayat office our staff explain with all those public places involving our day to day lives. It’s very important sessions for the special children in their education.

                  

Manjari 2
Manjari 2
Manjari 3
Manjari 3
Manjari 4
Manjari 4
Apr 15, 2021

Ruadt Annapoorna Mid Day Meal Programme for Elder

AMMP 1
AMMP 1

 

The Annapoorna Midday Meal Programme for elderly people is running successfully and has been very well received. It has been more than a month since we started the programme and we have around 36 regular beneficiaries, most of them over 60 years old. They are mostly ragpickers, destitute people and daily wage labourers, and are not being taken care of by their families The beneficiaries are picked up by our bus from the nearby villages to the RUADT main centre. Here, they spend a quality amount.

AIM :-

To ensure protect elderly people from the hunger
To improve the quality of life the elderly people living with the poverty
To support the elderly people for living with full of dignity.

Geographical area of operation:-
Theni – District - Tamilnadu
Bodinayakanur (TK)
Theni (TK)
Uthamapalayam (TK)

Periyakulam (TK)

 Aundipatti (TK)
Each Taluk 50 elder X 5 Centre = 250

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AMMP 2
AMMP 3
AMMP 3
Feb 3, 2021

Autistic Rehabilitation Programme

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Summary

The overall goal of the project is to contribute to the welfare of children who have autism in the Theni District. We will work to improve their functional abilities; working with their physical & mental health needs. We will promote awareness in local communities to address the needs of the children and their families. The main objective of the project is to create awareness about autism, and provide assessment and focused intervention and rehabilitation.

 

 

Challenge

Each child may require specialist Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. Funding for their medical costs, food,clothes,equipment, transport and accommodation including electricity and water. Payment is also needed for teachers and special educators. In total this costs $540 per year for one child. At present there are 30 children needing access to the above provision this currently costs $16,200 per year. At this point in time the service provided is in equitable as some schools.

 

Solution

To provide Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and special educators for the children who need it. These professionals work collaboratively with the parents, teachers and children. Providing early intervention and support to ensure the best outcomes are achieved. This money will go towards providing a Speech Therapist for Manjari and Pushparani school to enable the children to socialize and communication as best they can. To provide an audio-visual room at Manjari and Pushparani.

 Long-Term Impact

For children with autism to feel they are heard and to be able to communicate their wishes and positively contribute to their local community. To raise awareness of autism within the children's support network. To provide an equitable services to all the schools. For the child's support network to have the knowledge and resources they need to promote the child's physical and mental well-being; via support from specialists such as Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy.

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