I had visited the “Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust” (A Home for Mentally Challenged Destitute & Spastic Children) on 21st April 2008 and discussed with Mr. Iyyappa & Ms. Chitra (Both are the founders of this home) and at present they don’t have any educational needs but they need the following equipment to provide self employment training to the childrens.
1) For the children above 15 years they are planning to give training in making Paper Cup which will be used for several ! purposes (Ice Cream/Juice/Coffee,etc.,) and also they identified a special machine which is designed especially for the mentally challenged destitute & spastic children will cost nearly Rs.70,000/-(Rupees Seventy Thousand only)
2) For the children above 15 years they are planning to give training in making Candles, for this purchasing Die to produce candle will cost roughly around Rs.10,000/-
We are expecting your valuable comments/suggestions to proceed further.
About Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust:
Sri Arunodayam is the brai! n child of S. Iyyappan (who was the founder of this home) along with his sister Chitra. There are nearly 75 children are in the home they are either mentally retarded or spastic and abandoned by their family. A 24 hour helpline along with the support of the Police network direct such children from different parts of the country to find refuge in the loving hands of Sri Arunodayam. Sri Arunodayam provides them food, clothing, shelter and medical facilities with the warmth of a home. These children are engaged in varied activities depending upon their abilities and imparted education, which gradually enables them to outgrow their limitations. This helps to improve the quality of life to a certain extent.
Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust,
Plot No 35, Sivananda Nagar, (Opp Senthil Nagar Bus Stop), Kolathur, Chennai 600 099. Phone:91-44-26511450 / 26510778
Thanks & Regards,