Annai Special School in 1996, a group of committed social activists, professionals, and trained special educators of mentally handicapped children established the “Annai Special School”, in order to provide free educational and other support services to mentally retarded children from poor families.
Karunaii Trust is a voluntary association of trained social workers, motivated special educators and concerned parents, dedicated to providing free educational and other support services to mentally retarded children and their families.The objectives of Karunaii Trust are
- To provide quality special education on an individualised basis to mentally handicapped children.
- To establish a free residential care facility – in conjunction with expanded schooling facilities – to provide full-time care for our special children.
- To offer vocational training to our special children in order to equip them to interact usefully in the community.
- To raise awareness in the broader community about mental retardation and the needs of the mentally handicapped.
There is not only a lack in providing scholar education for mentally disabled children, as the official
Government Statistics reveal, also the chances for an employment after school are vanishing small.
Even the ‘Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act’, does not improve the situation. The Act does not increase the likelihood for the mentally disabled of getting work and becoming equal members of their community.
14/10, S. S. KOIL EAST STREET, SAIDAPET, CHENNAI – 15
Phone : 23811262 E Mail : Karunaiiannai@hotmail.com