Vocational Training: Mentally challenged children of the school are getting training in a couple of vocational programs which enable them to develop their various skills. Currently screen-printing and envelope making are the two major vocational programs which are beneficial to the students. Candle making is also another vocational training provided to the children. The school is currently planning to develop more programs.
Activities: Training for 45 very poor special needs children. Hostel Accommodation Vocational Training Programs Training programs for the parents Community awareness programs Survey of mentally and physically handicapped children
Staffing: Four dedicated teachers who have done special education training are employed full time to take care of the special needs children. Committed services of one part time psychologist/counselor, one social worker, one accountant, one driver, one cook, and two care takers, etc. are also noteworthy. Members of Prerana Society, majority of them being teachers of the Seminary also serve and support the school through their voluntary service.
A Clinic and rehab center for the mentally challenged children is an important need in this part of the country. We are also planning on purchasing a minibus for their transportation.
There are also plans of purchasing 10 Acres of Orange farm close to the school to support its operations, as well as to give training and employment to some of the older students who pass from the school.
The dream project is estimated to cost 50 Lakhs Rs ($125,000).