Sri Arunodayam is a reception home for abandoned mentally challenged children. We work to improve the quality of life of the children and encourage them to become participatory members of the society.
In India, due to poverty, lack of awareness and lack of access to resources, parents abandon their mentally challenged children. With the support of the Police and Social Welfare Department, Sri Arunodayam rescues such children, provides medical attention, care, protection and rehabilitation. Presently 100 children are under our care, whose degree of mental retardation ranges from mild, moderate, severe to profound. The care and rehabilitation needs of these children are also unique and varied.
We rescue the children abandoned in public places, conduct medical evaluation, provide food, clothing, shelter, physio, occupational and speech therapy. We assess their ability and impart special education. Networking and documentation are our forte.
Right to lead an honorable life is irrespective of ability. Presently, society isolates mentally challenged children. Our work will boost the morale, dignity of our children, make them self-reliant and encourage society to accept them into their fold
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Saviour for mentally challenged children
2008 Youth Action Net Global Fellows
Change Loomer 2007