Prateeksha Bhavan Thodupuzha- New Year Project of 2018
Pratheeksha Bhavan School for the Mentally retarded is an institution dedicated for the education and rehabilitation of persons with Mental Retardation and associated conditions. It is run by the sisters of Sacred Heart Congregation Jyothy Province Kothamangalam.. Sewa decided to support their cause by donating kinds worth Rs 50000 /- as the first project to kick off New Year 2018
B Venu Gopal, Lovely Cherian and B Ashok Kumar visited Pratheeksha Bhavan School, Thodupuha on 17 Jan 2018.and reported as follows
This is a school for differently abled. Total strength as of then was 209 of different ages from 3 years to 48 years . Classes were conducted based on their IQ and disability. Almost 100% were mentally challenged and were supported by about 40 staff members including Teachers and Ayaas. Even though such schools got fund from Central Govt, it was not sufficient . They somehow managed with the contributions from Public, and charity organisations, with shortfalls being met by the Province. Out of the 209, 30 were accommodated in a Hostel nearby. A new building with hostel facility is under construction within the school premises. The inmates of Hostel were brought to the school by school bus. 90% of the students were from poor families and did not pay fees.
They have many requirements including maintenance of building, new toilet facility, maintenance of school buses etc…. Despite these limitations, Sisters who manage, were keeping the premises neat and clean. Their immediate requirement were as listed below costing about Rs 50000/-
- a) Teaching aids such as squeezing ball, building sets, Hand function Hammer, Mouth organ/Flute, Therapy ball, mats, beads (large size)
- b) Desk top system with printer as the one that they had, was not working properly and couldn’t be repaired.
- c) Additional requirements were bench and desk for the new building under construction.
The proposed immediate requirements a) and b) as listed above was met with the contribution of Rs.50,000/-. made by Mr C.Ramachandran . The amount spent so far is Rs.44,000/-. The balance amount may be spent on toys as required by Prateeksha Bhavan .bSewa thanks Mr C Ramachandran of RECCA78 batch for this noble gesture