Gnana Deepam

Project Brief: Gnana Deepam, school for mentally challenged children, identifies children from low income families and imparts free training to make every child self-reliant and reduce the burden for their parents.
Project Type: Special Needs (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Madison
Status: completed - sustainable
Project Steward: Manan Chandra
Project Partner(s): Uma Dhandapani
Other Contacts: Prathibha Nandagudi
Project Address: , 37, Pozhichalur Main Road,,Pammal,
TAMIL NADU  600 075
Tel: 91 44 22482710
Stewarding Chapter: Madison
Nov 2013MadisonUSD 6214
May 2012MadisonUSD 3241
Mar 2011MadisonUSD 3630

Total = $13085

Asha Madison chapter will fund salary for trainers (Tailoring, weaving, jute articles making, tie and dye block printing, arts crafts and greeting card making) who provide vocational training to mentally challenged children at GnanaDeepam school. Funding will commence in 2011 & will be extended for 2 subsequent years based on progress and feedback.
GNANA DEEPAM is a charitable trust established on March 22, 1993 under the guidance of Mrs. Uma Dandapani. It runs Gnanadeepam Special School, a small school for Mentally Challenged Children.
The school is located at Pammal, a suburban area near Chennai. Equipped with 10 full-time teachers and 3 part-time therapists, the school provides a safe haven to 48 children from low income families.
Each child is evaluated & suitable training is provided in an attempt to make the child self-reliant & capable of earning a livelihood.