Project Brief: School for Mentally Handicapped. Asha has been supporting this project since 2002, providing salaries to teachers and educational toys.
Project Type: Children with Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Athens
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Murali Mani
Project Partner(s): Prof. Mani T. K
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , Mithram Rehabilitation Complex,,Kanjirikkappilly, Arakunnam P.O,,
KERALA  682313
Tel: (91-484) 2748391
Stewarding Chapter: Athens

Asha Stars, if any:

Hari Mohanan

Kumar M

Murali Mani

Suman Prasad

Venkata Pingali

Feb 2012Los AngelesUSD 4000
Dec 2009Los AngelesUSD 3000
Nov 2009Boston/MITUSD 22104
Dec 2008Los AngelesUSD 3000
Dec 2007Los AngelesUSD 3000
Dec 2006Los AngelesUSD 3000
Dec 2005Los AngelesUSD 3000
Dec 2003Los AngelesUSD 3000
Dec 2002Los AngelesUSD 3000

Total = $47104

The goal of the project is to make the special children feel part of the society, and to enable them to contribute to society. The training given to the special children can be classified into three:

  • Training for independency: ie these includes toilet training, bathing, dressing, etc.
  • Development of knowledge base: Identification of objects, reading writing skills development, counting numbers etc.
  • Rehabilitation: Grown up will be given work training suitable to their capabilities such as paper bag making, brick making, operating machineries, wood work, gardening etc.

During past six years, MITHRAM has achieved the following towards their main goal.

  • Mithram Rehabilitation complex set up in Mulanthuruthy.
  • Mithram special school for exceptional children started.
  • A work centre named "RAINBOW" started in the complex.
  • Horticulture (gardening of fruits and vegetables) started.
  • Arranged several seminars for the parents and special teachers.
  • Organised and hosted a national seminar for the parental organisation of the mentally handicapped in collaboration with NIMH - National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped.

Asha is supporting the salaries of teachers, and educational toys.
Established in Sept 1993, MITHRAM has been registered as a charitable Society of the parents of the mentally handicapped with the following objectives:

  • To work for the utmost development of mentally handicapped persons without any distinction of cast, creed and religion.
  • To bring the awareness in the parents of the mentally handicapped (MH) and the society at large, the problems faced by MH persons.
  • To represent before the government regarding various socio-economic matters related to the MH persons and their families for finding necessary solution.
  • To safeguard human rights and social security for the MH


Functioning of Mithram

Details about the different activities

How the expenses are being handled