Education  India Project #24545

Support Abandoned Mentally Challenged Children

by Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust
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Support Abandoned Mentally Challenged Children
Support Abandoned Mentally Challenged Children
Support Abandoned Mentally Challenged Children

Project Report | Feb 13, 2017
Special Advocacy Program on World Disability Day

By Iyyappan Subramaniyan | Founder Managing Trustee

Dear Friends of Sri Arunodayam!

I hope all is well with you. I am happy to share this report. We commemorated International Day of Persons with Disabilities through Special Advocacy Programs.

To show our solidarity with persons with disabilities, we conducted awareness and advocacy programs that touched on key disability issues, mainly to try and create a paradigm shift in existing mind-sets concerning disability.

1. Released a short film on the rights of the differently abled We aired a short film with a powerful message, through YouTube and Facebook channels which went viral with over 90,000 views on FB alone! The special child and the elderly man in the film very skillfully emote an important message worth repeating: “the intellectually disabled don't have a choice about their condition, but we have the choice to accept them unconditionally!”

2. Awareness Rally at Marina Beach (Chennai City) Around 50 of our special children, caregivers and staff conducted an awareness Rally by the Labor Statue on Marina Beach from 3.30 pm to 5.00 pm. They carried bi-lingual placards (in Tamil and English) with key messages on the subject of mental retardation. Mrs. Sudha Ramalingam, a prominent Social Activist & Senior Advocate was our Chief Guest, and Actor Shanthanu Bhagyaraj was our Guest of Honor for this event.

3. Sri Arunodayam’s Credentials

The only way to get society to assume its responsibility towards the intellectually disabled is to consistently engage them in causes that expose them to crucial learnings and thinking on the subject. Simple awareness programs conducted in schools and colleges can help educate and shape young minds on the do’s and don’ts, so that they and their future offspring are spared much anguish and pain.

As an authority on Mental Retardation and a certified Government partner in the rehabilitation of abandoned mentally challenged children in Chennai for over 15 years, Sri Arunodayam has accumulated extensive research and experience in this field. For a society to be educated and sufficiently transformed there is a critical need for sustained awareness and that’s why Sri Arunodayam is widening its “societal transformation” programs to include such events.

Thank you so much for being a part of this nobile cause! We will together make a difference in the lives of differently of abled. Best wishes to everyone of you.


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Organization Information

Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust

Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu - India
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @sri_arunodayam
Project Leader:
Iyyappan Subramanian
Founder Managing Trustee
Chennai , Tamil Nadu India

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