Opportunity School was established in the 1969 and over the past 37 years of service the Institution has grown from strength in terms of number, program and achievements. The current school strength is 152 out of which 38 children are accommodated in the School Hostel. Over the past 36 years, more than 500 children have left the school after completion of their training. The School obtained its recognition in 1984.
There are 15 trained special educators 5 instructors for different Vocational units such as, screen printing, carpentry and painting,tailoring, canteen and petty shop, speech therapist, social worker, physical educator, computer instructor music teacher.
The children are admitted at the age of 3 years in the Early Intervention class. The children are assigned to classes by taking into account their chronological as well as their mental age. During the initial years of schooling in the Early Intervention, Pie-primary and Primary classes, importance is given to training in the areas of self help skills such as eating, toileting, grooming, dressing and social skills. Priority goals in the ADLS or Activities of daily living skills’ is stressed upon and achieved during these initial years of training.
The school has successfully placed the trained students in factories and small firms and some students have been helped to start their own small trades such as a mobile laundry unit, petty shops and use tricycles and auto rickshaws for carrying the public and cargo.
Miss. Kasthuri Devaraj
5/6 Ritherdon Road
Vepery, Chennai – 600 007