Our Vocational Training Unit for Sri Arunodayam Adults:
Recently, we launched our vocational training unit, Prayatna, which means ‘a good effort’. This vocational training unit has been established to train and employ sixteen of our residents who are above the age of 18 and have the ability and strength to undergo such training. The vocational training offered at Prayatna also serves as a form of occupational therapy. The students enjoy sitting at their desks, listening to the special educators, observing the demonstrations, trying their hands at what they are asked to do and helping one another. Prayatna is an excellent opportunity for the children of Sri Arunodayam to engage, learn, work and be productive citizens of society.
Prayatna now offers training in book binding and paper bag making. The adults are trained in sorting paper, counting, stitching, pasting and cutting. Prayatna has partnered with Sampoorna, the outreach program of Good Shepherd Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Nungambakkam, Chennai, for the process of binding the books. Soon, we plan to start block printing, envelope making, a garden nursery unit and more. We are studying various options that would suit our children’s abilities.