THE SCHOOLS WE SUPPORT
Our Life Aid Centre Schools
PRIMARY SCHOOL FOR THE RURAL CHILDREN IN PARAMESHWARAMANGALAM VILLAGE IN ARAKONAM TALUK
Children in Hope in association with Life Aid Centre realised the vital need of providing high quality education to the poor and needy children of the villages around Parameshwaramangalam. With this in mind, we started a matriculation school in 1994 which caters for the children of over 45 of the surrounding villages. All these children are from very rural villages and their parents are small agricultural labourers with poor educational background. The school has 110 primary school children studying from pre-school age 4 to 10 years old. It employs around 10 teaching and 4 non-teaching staff. The primary school is run in a small rented building with eight classrooms.
MOTHER TERESA MEMORIAL RESIDENTIAL SPECIAL SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
The boarding school, situated in Tiruvallur, offers early detection, support and intervention for deaf children. The school provides education therapy, vocational training and parent counselling as part of the programme. The school serves children up to age 16. Training such as candle making and tailoring are given to help children find jobs and become financially independent after finishing school.
EARLY INTERVENTION CENTRE FOR THE SPEECH AND HEARING IMPAIRED
Balavidyalaya is a school for young deaf children is a non-residential, private and non- profit Early Intervention centre for Infants and young children with hearing impairment from 0-5 years. LAC started this centre in 2008 in Tiruvallur district, Tamil Nadu.
The school provides early intervention for children below 6 years of age by specially trained teachers. The children admitted to the centre receive sensory integration therapy, speech therapy
and occupational therapy. The children develop speech and language skills so as to be integrated into mainstream school.
THE MOTHER THERESA MEMORIAL RESIDENTIAL SPECIAL SCHOOL
The Mother Theresa special school was founded in April 1998, named after Mother Teresa because of her dedicated service to the underprivileged. The school is located in the state of Tamil Nadu in a rural region, 70 km from the city of Combatore.
This is a residential school which caters for the needs of poor rural children who have learning disabilities including those with cerebral palsy. The school provides education, daily living skills and vocational training with the goal of improving the children’s standard of living and the ability to care for themselves when they leave school.
The special school provides individualised support to the children with different disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy or multiple disabilities. eg physiotherapy for children with cerebral palsy.