Sunday, November 18, 2012

SEVAI Residential Bridge School for Mentally Challenged children.

Class room situation of SEVAI-SSA-SRBC Class room

In an effort to care for the mentally challenged children of the communities, SEVAI with the part of the financial support of Government of India, SSA-Tamilnadu,Trichy unit opened a Special Residential School (Special Residential Bridge Course) in Arumbuhalnagar in Srirangam Taluk,SEVAI Shanthi School premises for 40 children.  “SEVAI” has been providing special education to the mentally challenged children through the efforts of SEVAI’s trained staff, who are well qualified in special education. The teachers have all been trained but the extraordinary thing about SEVAI is the atmosphere of love which surrounds it. The special school for the welfare of mentally challenged children provides boarding and lodging facility in the hostel attached to the school, maintaining the children with care. The present strength of the school is 40 kids. The SEVAI Special Educators usually visit tribal and backward areas of Trichy District for the purpose of identification of intellectually challenged children and to assist them to cope with the daily routine in a purposeful way. Therapies and Trainings provided to special children. SEVAI provides  behaviour modification of the intellectually challenged through the services of physiotherapy, speech therapy, music therapy, and special education techniques by a team of interdisciplinary teachers, whom we approached by paying visits, who are employed in Inclusive Education for the disabled project of SEVAI..SEVAI trains the pupils in daily living skills, who are unable to do their daily chores, like eating, dressing, grooming, and also toileting etc. The main purpose of this training programme is to infuse confidence in them, to make them feel that, they are quite efficient and can attend to their daily needs with more confidence than ever as the ordinary children of their age group and move in the society with some satisfaction facing challenges.-Govin

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