Jan 25, 2018

Special School World Disable Day Function Report

We organized the function on 23.01.2018 World Disable Day, Honor the District level sports winners and Best mother award issued by the institution.  The function presides by Mr.Ramakrishnan, District Differently abled Officer, Theni and participated as special gust Mr.S.Rajendran, Chief Manager, Indian Bank, Bodinayakanur.

             All of our special school and vocational training students participated with their parents around 300 persons attend the function. The special children were presented cultural programme and fancy dress competition with small drama.

Every year we organize the function students and parents. About the function all the children and parents were enjoy the day fully fun and joy.

Nov 27, 2017

Ruadt News Letter November 2017

Yoga Training, District Level Sports, and One day Exposure cum Excursion :-

 Yoga Training

               In Balamurugan village third week of October 2017. 16 students with 5 staffs getting training from                    “Vazhum Kalai”  Organisation. The training programme totally 10 days most of the students and staff were participated and performed well. Its good for developing their attitude.

District Level Sports Meet :

               November 16th the Department of Sports and youth welfare arranged District level sports meet for exclusively differently abled persons. In Theni District around 600 students and youths were participated the event. The events ate 50 mts, 100 mts running, High jump, throw ball, kabadi, valliball and wheel chair race. Totally 104 prizes won by our 3 school students. All the students and teachers were very interesting to participate the sports.  

One Day Exposure cum Excursion :-

               November 17th all of our three schools students interested to visit Vaigai Dam for one day programme. Most of the students accompany with the parents. Totally 257 students and staffs attending the programme. The whole day visited lot of places like Museum, aquarium, Green park, Zoo, Water play and children train etc., All the students       parents and staffs are enjoyed with fun on the day.




Oct 31, 2017

Balamurugan Vocational Training Centre


Programme: Vocational Training for the mentally challenged

Location: Balamurugan Children’s Village, Sillamarathupatti, Bodinayakanur, Theni

Total No of participants:39

Reg No: PROC NO: 1566/ST2/2016 dated 31.3.2016

Trade wise Participants:

  1. Consumable Items:

Phenoil and Soap Oil

Washing Powder

  1. Paper works:

Paper covers for local distribution

Envelope from eco-friendly paper

Carry bags

File making

Greeting card making

  1. Hand work-DIY:

Fancy items

Ornaments like earrings, bangles, etc.

  1. Computer training and screen printing:

Basics of computer operation


Screen printing

   Phenoil and soap oil making




    Paper cover making

   Paper plate making


                                                Screen Printing


Design of the programme:

  1. Period of the training:

Minimum 3 years (continuing 3rd year)

  1. Total Number of participants: 39
  2. Qualification for the training:

The student must have completed secondary or Pre-Vocational training from the special schoo.l



  1. Qualitative:
    Skilled and well-trained staffs are appointed for the purpose of vocational training where five hours of daily training and practice is given. The training involves repeated practical learning until the fullest understanding of the trainee is exhibited. Moreover, the class room involves only 8 students guided by a staff. This 1:8 ratio given as per the government norms helps in the qualitative achievement of training.
  2. Quantitative:

Out of 46 students, getting trained under 5 staffs 7 of them has left the training due to various reasons. Out of these  1. S. Kulasekarapandian 2. P.Ponpandian 3. C.Rajkumar was found out to be self employed with farm work, Xerox and furniture shops.  1. S. Sathya Balan 2.S.Thiyagarajan 3.  C.Vinitha is suffering from health problems, and M. Sivaneshkumar has expired. This current year some of the students had been promoted to vocational training programme from secondary class.



  1. Difficulties associated with finding employment:

Placement of the mentally challenged person in private sectors like a spinning mill, retail shops and workshops is a great challenge for the team. The employer’s attitude towards this target group must be amicable and cordial so that they work safely and happily. For this reason, our team did directly meet the employers and explained them about the difference in the approach towards work between a normal person and a mentally challenged. Most of the employers, who recruit our students, are very supporting and helpful. We hope for a maximum number of placements in some other private sector also with a decent amount of salary.

  1. Effect of finding employment:

All the mentally challenged people can’t do all types of work. So, we find the right work for our trainees. Apart from the training, an employee must have a sound environment to work with, for which we train them occupationally on how to deal with the work place, work, and other employees. This type of occupational training has brought about some self-confidence with them. For the purpose of safety, we also enable the parents to have a face to face dialogue with the employer.

  1. Challenges faced in the work place:
  2. Transport
  3. Time
  4. Socialization
  5. Cooperation with the co- worker
  6. Salary
  7. Quality work, etc.






The Project area is centered on the agro-based lower income group. To support the future, one should earn a regular income. Thus, the mentally challenged persons are also given the training to support their future. So, around forty teenagers are getting trained from this centre. And it has to be noted that there are still no skill developing centres especially for this target group.

After two years of the training period, three of them had settled in their life and are earning through self-employment. So, they forerun the others to get placements from private sectors and will start generating income on their own with the support of parents and society.  To this regard, all the parents and their neighbors are excited to note their development of the skills and day to day activities.  As a result of this, these people have seen a rise in their status in the society. We wish and hope a good number of the person with the disability will settle and sustain their life through the placement and self-income generating activities. Overall, the grant has helped in the upliftment of the target group and it has brought about a remarkable change within them that is true.

Placement in Trial:

  1. N. Saravanan

He had been attending our special school for the last six years and has been attending the vocational training for last three years. Now, he is able to operate the computer and is able to do screen printing works along with the operation of Xerox machine. His younger brother is running a mobile shop and is reopening a new one in the nearby town, Cumbum. With this new shop, he would be able to support himself and buy a new Xerox machine which would earn a little more amount. The support of his parents and his brother is notable, as it would establish him on his own leg.


  1. A. Azarudeen

His father was working as an electrician. From his father’s motivation, he was placed at an electrical workshop. Now, he is able to do simple electrical works like coil rewinding. Every day after his training from the centre, he is doing his work at a nearby workshop and earns Rs.50 per day. In the near future he would work as a full time worker with Rs. 150 per day.


  1. S. Eeswaran

He is working part-time in a pharmacy. He accompanies the pharmacist with small jobs like packing the medicine and handing it over to the customer. From this daily wage he is self sustainable. His parents are happy with his improvements and his work.




  1. K. Nataraj

From his training to make covers, he is able to make paper covers of his own from home. Every day, he makes 4 kgs of those covers after the centre and sells those to the local stalls.





 Placements and its Benefits:

  1. P. Ponpandian :

He was under training for four years, and earned a part time through the Balamurugan Residential Programme by giving assistance to the warden. Now, with the support of his family, he is working in a Xerox shop. He takes care of the shop with making copies, prints, scans and etc. He is also able to sell stationary items to the customers. He earns Rs. 150 per day.




  1. S. Kulasekarapandian :

Now, he is working in a coir industry. His works include taking the coir to the machine and winding the rope, and earns Rs. 150 per day. His parents are contended that he earns to support his daily life.


  1. S. Rajkumar :

After the term of his training, he is being employed by his father in their own furniture shop. He helps the workers with the cutting of the wood.  He works in the shop under his father’s guidance and is earning a good support from his father, customers and the other workers.

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