Regarding Our Special School:
Decades earlier there was no proper education facility available for mentally and physically disabled children in the society. Now Government has initiated several steps for giving proper education facility to uplift the disabled children in the society. Bharathi Seva Mandali Trust Karkala has started the special school in Karkala Taluk of Udupi District in the year 2004 and named it as “Chethana Special School”, with the sole intension of upliftment of special children to the main stream of society. The School initially started with 16 mentally and physically challenged children with the whole hearted support and accommodation provided by the management of Sri. Vekataramana Temple Karkala in the premises of S.V.T Primary School. The management of the school is very much grateful for their kind gesture.
Since 2011 our special school is having its own building built at cost of Rs. 3 Corers in half an acre of land near Sri.Krishna Kshethra, Anekere, Karkala donated by Borkatte Hegde family. The management of the school is also very much grateful for this family. Due to the dedication of management, staff members, advisory committee members and also support of valued donors & well wishers the school is now giving education for 80 differently abled special children with autism, mentally disabled, down syndrome, deaf and dumb and blindness. The school is giving proper education, food, transport and uniform facility at free of cost.
Academic particulars :
At present there are 10 specially trained teaching staff and 10 non teaching staff members being working in the school. 80 mentally and physically disabled children are provided proper education with MDPS (Medras Development Programme System) under the revised evaluation of NIMH Secundarabad. There are 8 classes for the students under Pre-primary and Secondary divisions. After completion of Secondary division eligible students are given special training for appearing SSLC examination. In the classroom children are being trained in daily activities, self introduction, identification of articles, learning & writing, time seeing, money identification, social obligations, languagestudy and home activities etc depending on their intelligence. Apart from this children are also being given necessary training in Yoga, Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy , Music, Dance, Yakshagana, Physical education, Computer class, Tailoring class and Vocational training (Preparation of cloth bags, paper bags, artificial flowers, yakshagana face masks etc.)
Our New Project for the year 2019-20:
For uplifting these special children to the main stream of the society the propossed New Physiotherapy full pledged unit is required for our students those who are suffering from various disabilities such as Cerebal disoreder, Spinal Disorder, Developmental delay, ADL activities, Attension disorder, Obesity, Cordination Disorder, Mascular Disabilities and Nurological Disabilities.
For the said disabilities Physiotherapist is giving physiotherapy to these students in the required manner. Construction work of the building is almost completed and required instruments affixed are as follows
1. Rexine Bed
4. Gynic Ball
5. Stationery Cycle
6. Postural Therapy Mirror
Instruments to be affixed are as follows
1. Thera Tubes
2. Tread Mill
3. Bolster with vertical suspension
5. Weight Cuffs
6. Peg Board
7. Ball Pool
We sincerly appeal to the donors to join us in this noble cause, so that we can acheive our mission at the earliest. We hope to acheive our cherised goal with whole hearted co-operation with financial support.