Education  India Project #24545

Support Abandoned Mentally Challenged Children

by Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust
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Support Abandoned Mentally Challenged Children

Project Report | Aug 12, 2016
Special Chairs for the children

By Iyyappan Subramaniyan | Founder Managing Trustee

Dear Sir / Madam,

Greetings to you from Sri Arunodayam,

I hope you are doing well. I am happy to share this happy news with you. Thank you so much for your constant encourgement and support.

Thank you very much, Global Giving Benefactors, for supporting this critical project! Your generosity is specifically helping 25 of our children overcome their physical disabilities.

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a result of abnormalities in the parts of the brain that control muscle movements. Children with CP have difficulty with muscle control, coordination, and posture which is affected to varying degrees due to the faulty development or damage to areas of their brain. Although it is not progressive, CP is a permanent condition, and a lack of appropriate positioning and active muscle use could make matters worse. The sooner intervention is started for children with CP, the better chance they have of overcoming their developmental disabilities and learning new ways to accomplish challenging tasks.

25 of our children suffer with this condition and are unable to move without assistance. The CP chairs will help correct their posture andhelp them be able to participate in regular activities and also dine together with the other children. Our physiotherapists are also delighted because these chairs act as extensions to their physiotherapy sessions, and the more time the children spend in them the better their chances of correcting any spinal or posture defects. The chairs were made to order. Each chair has two padded extensions by the head (which act as a neck brace), a soft belt, a padded seat, and a small attached table top (as you can see in the picture alongside). The padded extensions ensure full head control while the belt built into the center of the chair helps keep the child’s spine erect when seated or standing. As the posture is being corrected, the child can use his/her hands to either play with toys or scribble and draw, or learn to feed with assistance until the child becomes independent.

Sri Arunodayam thanks you once again, dear donors. These children have a chance to experience a fairly normal and happy life because of your kind generosity!

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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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