Please find the report on visit to swanthana.
Place of visit: Swanthana : Home for mentally challenged mutipily disabled female children
Date of Visit : 31st May 2008
Members Visited : Neena Pandey, Deepak Kumar, Sherin, Jayasree, Kamal
Purpose of Visit:
- To spend some quality time with the children residing in thais place.
- To identify if there is any critical requirement and see if we find any supporters for the same.
Activities during the visit:
# Discussed with the sister and got to know that they are provided with the building from Christian missionary.
# They have started 1.5 years back and hence do not receive any support from the government as of now because it requires to complete 3 years to avail the government funds
# They are supported by few well wishers for provisions etc as and when there is a need, however there is no continuous support from any particular organization.
# The major expenditure is paying to salary to the 12 care takers employed which is Rs.2500 per person per month.
# Another critical requirement is the diapers for these kids 14 large, 7 medium and 10 packets per size which is around 210 packets per month. This is huge expense which currently no one has taken up though it is a very high priority requirement and for such requirements they are not funded from any Christian missionaries.
# We spent a lot of time with the kids had a real satisfying experience and it was good to see that it was very well maintained clean and nice shelter for them.
Things provided during the visit
: Soaps , Oil , Diapers , Baby powder , Tooth paste, Choclates , etc.
If any one is interested to visit this place or extend any support to this place kindly mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks and regards