School for children with special needs
(Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy & Multiple Disabilities)
Realizing the need to extend a basic support to kids with suffering from Mental Retardation, Cerebral Palsy & Multiple Disabilities, this Institution was started in December 1987 with a strength of 5 children, in the presence of Sri Ajit Kumar, with the blessings of Pujaya Shree Shree Vishwesha Teertha Swamiji of Pejawar Mutt, Udupi, who also happens to be the Kulapathi(chancellor) of HSP. The school aims at providing comprehensive service to children suffering from various disabilities ranging from cerebral palsy, mental retardation, visual and hearing Impairment, Partial Visual Impairment, Spina Bi Fida, Autism, Dyslexia – Behavioural and Emotional disorders etc.
Dedicated and experienced personnel provide services including Physiotherapy, Speech therapy, Occupational therapy, Academic education, self-management, Vocational training and Yoga. 137 children are now being trained in this Institution.
It is a matter of pride that this Institution has been selected as an exemplar in the field and duly recognized by many Educational Institutions for demonstration and hands-on-experience. The following, to name a few, have recognized this institution:
1. V.H.D.Institute of Home Science,Bangalore.
2. Karnataka Parents Association for Mentally Challenged, Bangalore.
3. St. Xavier Institute of Management, Coimbatore.
4. Soorya Foundation, New Delhi.
5. Seva in Action, Bangalore.
6. Students of Janashala programme.
7. Manasa Ganga Special School, Gulburga.
8. Karnataka Council for Child Welfare.
For more information visit the website: http://www.arunachetana.org/
A Vocational Training Center was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister, Government of Karnataka, Smt.Motamma, in Peenya Industrial Estate, Bangalore on 9th July 2002. Dr. C.R. Chandrasekhar has donated the site for this Institution. Candle making, Carpentry, manufacturing of teaching aids, preparing tooth powder, paper-cover making etc., are some of the activities undertaken at the Center presently. Though not self-sufficient, these activities generate a small income.