GUIDANCE CENTRE-SPECIAL SCHOOL
The special school caters
nearly 200 peoples in educating and special needs of all levels of Mental Retardation ranging from
the Mild to the Profound. Diagnostic and therapeutic services to children
with developmental, socio-emotional, behavioral, learning, hearing, speech and
language problem is provided at the center. Improved equipment and professional
manpower is an integral component for the comprehensive diagnostic and
therapeutic services provided at the center.
The school made a humble beginning in the year 1973 with hardly five students
and 4 staff members and has grown to a strength of 170 students with 20 staff
members. Presently it provides residential facility for about 45 students.
Education and Training is also provided to a large number of mentally challenged
children who belong to the Happy Home of the centre which is a home for the
orphans. The centre not only provides a home for these orphan children but
provides them education and training leading them towards a life of
independence. Over the years it has gained the reputation of being one of the
best schools. The current strength of the school is 170 of which 28% students
have Mild level of retardation, 60% are Moderately retarded while 12% of
the school strength have Severe level of Mental Retardation.
Balabata is a development
initiative for nearly 1200 Dalit children in 4 districts who are in the age group of 5-10 years enrolled in the local
primary schools. The teachers in the Primary school are appointed and paid by
the State government. Most of the teachers stay in the nearby towns but not in
the villages where they are supposed to stay and work. Hence the teachers failed
to devote more time to students. The illiterate parents neglect their
children’s education. Hence the drop out rate is high.The reduce the drop out
rate the Balabata program was started.
The Balabata program is four
Education through play way
methods-Songs and Scripts.
Encouraging children to
motivate their parents to start Kitchen gardens at their homes.
Encouraging children in Clean
and green activities.
Enabling their parents to
take up Income Generation programs.
percent of the students at Child Guidance Centre belong to the low socio
economic status. Over the 3 decades it was realized that the main cause behind
poor parental involvement in the school programs was their economic status. As
parents were too busy in making a livelihood they were unable to invest their
time in the school activities of their children. As parental support and
interaction is a key factor to the development of a child, it was decided to
support the parents financially by providing them loans to support better
employment. Over the last two years 555 children / parents have utilized this
opportunity and have expressed their satisfaction. These students were provided
vocational training to support their parents thus indirectly helping those
(mentally challenged adults) towards gainful environment.
BASED REHABILITATION PROGRAMS
Statistics reveal that a large
percentage of the disabled populations are in rural areas. The Deputy General
Secretary has taken a special course in related to CBR through the kind support
from KIA, The Netherlands. Regular Camps are
conducted in different districts to identify the disabled and provide them with
proper support and referrals and involving several stake holders. Door to door surveys are conducted at regular intervals to
identify the handicapped and help them by providing them appropriate information
regarding services available.
Child Guidance Centre –Special school for the mentally challenged caters only
to the special needs of the Mentally Challenged. Since there is an ever growing
demand for the services from other less privileged, under privileged, needy poor
and uncared children, it was decided to extend services to this needy
population. Happy Home is a project of Child Guidance Centre which started in
the year 2003 with a vision of rehabilitating the street children and child
labor by providing them shelter, love and affection. Happy Home was started to
cater the needs of uncared, unwanted Orphans by providing them Shelter, Love and
Affection. Many of the children are not having parents, some are having
step-father or step-mother and they are being treated indifferently by them,
some are having drunkard father, some are having differences of opinion with
their parents regarding their education, some are interested in studies but
their parents are not willing to send them for studies due to their financial
conditions (forced labour). Happy Home is a big Shelter for all of them. Here
they are provided nutritious food, clothing, shelter and friendly, affectionate
The program envisages multidimensional activities from the stage of survey to
the stage of eventual rehabilitation of the street children leading them to a
path of independence making them self supporting adults by providing them
shelter, food, clothing, health care, protection, education, training, skill
development and placement assistance. The program includes restoration to
parental care, whenever this course is found feasible and desirable in the
interest of the child concerned.
During the last three years the following is the
of Children Sheltered
of children restored to parents and guardians
children deserted happy home
children studying in Government schools
children joined in Vocational Courses
Toby school is a branch of Child Guidance
Centre (Special school for the mentally challenged in rural area) established in the year 2002
at Swarnanagar, Ghatkesar. A survey conducted in and around the Ghatkesar Mandal
revealed a large population of the mentally challenged. The TOBI School was
established to cater 60 pupils to the special needs of this population.
A large number of street children from the Happy Home were diagnosed as mentally
challenged. The Tobi school provides special services to these children of the
Happy Home, apart from special education thus helping them to be independent
LUCY DULFER HOME FOR THE AGED
A survey conducted in
the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad revealed a large number of
citizens above the age of 55 who were abandoned by their families. Dr Lucy
Dulfer Home for the Aged was established in the year 2002 to provide love and
care to these unfortunate people. It is a home which serves the old age people
in making them self reliant, self content and self satisfied citizens.
A Few inmates of the home are provided economic support to start some petty
business in the form of Self-Help Programmes thereby create an opportunity of
self-sustainability. The business include, selling flowers, snacks and tea,
making wrappers and covers, candle making, chalk making, phenyl making, toilet
cleaning powder and preparations of local snacks. Training is provided to them
for a period of 4 months in different trades after which they choose their own
business. Such self supporting activities make them feel confident and they can
live an independent life. Medical and health camps are organized with the
cooperation of Lion’s and Rotary club for the inmates of the home.
- CARE, SUPPORT AND AWARENESS PROGRAM
better than cure” as such to fight against spreading of HIV/AIDS through
cultural programmes is the main endeavor/aim for this unique project and reach
the un-reached. The cultural team attracts the attention of the public through
(Dam Dora) drum beating.
The assembled public were explained , enacted
through songs and street theaters about HIV/AIDS, precautions to be observed to
prevent its attack . The message was well received and admired by 100 villages ,
covering 20000 rural and urban population and it will be carried forward to many
uncovered villages , districts .
The Dr. Ranjan Babu Vocational Junior
College was established in the year 2004. The main motive behind starting this
college was to provide educational opportunities to those students who would
otherwise find it difficult to obtain admission in regular colleges with their
low socio economic status and grades. In these days were human values are
neglected the college students are being enriched / explained about to love thy
neighbor and thyself , treat the disable on par with other normal children and
involve them selves in being as elder sister or brother for the orphan children. The RVJC provides vocational training
courses to students after the completion of the 10th standard, which would lead
them to employment in their respective fields in a relatively short time
period. The college offers the following courses:
1. Diploma in Physiotherapy
2. Multi Purpose Health worker.
3. Medical Lab Technician.
4. Accounting and Taxation.
5. Primary Teacher Training Course.
6. Certificate course in Tourism and Travel.
The mission of Child Guidance Centre is to serve the poor and needy. Several
Medical, Health, Eye, Dental, and AIDS awareness camps are conducted at regular
intervals in semi-urban and rural areas. About 6000 children and adults with
different types of vision problem were identified in the camps. 3000 were
provided free medication and spectacles. About 3160 have been operated free of
cost. This could be accomplished with the cooperation of the Lion’s and Rotary
A number of disabled populations are identified through these camps wherein
proper referral services are given to them. The physically disabled are provided
with free calipers, walkers and wheel chairs while the hearing impaired is given
free hearing aids and appliances.
Catostrophy which has killed several people in different countries has has made
us a part in relief and rehabilitating the disturbed families and people by
providing food, clothing, nets, boats, ice storage boxes . CGC is thankful for
all the friends who have really come out in supporting our cause . Two community
shelters, one hostel for 50 tsunami orphon children, and construction of 103
houses were made possible only thorugh the timely donations send by the well
The Tsunami which has hit the
Southern Coastal Part of India has made many people Homeless, Loss their
belongings like fishing nets, boats and other infrastructure which is normally
used for fishing. The tragedic situations which has happened to several
thousands of families was a shocked. They are many children who have lost their
parents and now they are Orphans and Semi Orphans who have been in a depress
situation and not in a state of thinking what has really happened. Many children
who have lost their parents have been looking for a hope where some one will
come and help them. At this juncture CGC has identified Orphans and Semi-Orphans
Children and feeding them.
These children who are at risk has to be empower and see the parentally love
which they have lost should be subsidized in organizing a home for them where in
they have a better place to live. CGC has started a centre for children for 50
in Guntur Districts where in they will be staying with us for 2 years and during
this 2 years the children will be given adequate care and hospitality giving
them the priority of their interest like Vocational Courses and counsel the
child and bring them into the main stream track of Education.
During this 2 years the CGC is exploring the possibilities in admitting these
children to Government Hostels where in they can study upto 10th Class and later
the 11th and the 12th class they will take up their education in Dr. Ranjan Babu
Vocational Junior College which is offering several subjects like Physiotherapy,
Nursing, Medical Lab Technology, Desktop Publishing, Office Secretary Ship,
Crech & Pre-School Management. After these courses they will be in a state of
getting employment any where, and we will educate some children to go back to
their own places and work for their own people.
The vocational skills which they learn with us during two years apart for
getting daily School Education will really help them to use these techniques in
setting up Self-Employment Programmes once they are majors. During their stay
with us we will take these children to different Historical Places and
Entertainment Places where in the mind set-up of the child will be changed and a
positive thinking would arise that they are the future citizens of this Country.
Every child below the age of 18 years has the right to
• Be protected against all forms of discrimination or punishment.
• Quality and social justice.
• Life, survival and sustainable development including a sage environment.
• Leisure, play, love support and security of the family and a home.
• Information, freedom of expression, thought, association and assembly.
• Participation in all matters concerning children.
• Access the media and express their views.
• Enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health.
• Nutritious food, clean water, shelter and adequate standard of living.
• Free, quality, compulsory education.
• Protection from all forms of economic exploitation.
• Protection from torture, or other cruel, in human or degrading treatment.
• Protection and care of deprived children in an environment of dignity and
access to legal and other appropriate assistance.
• Protection of every child alleged as, accused of infringing penal law to be
treated with dignity ensuring the child’s freedoms and human rights.
• Ensure that in all actions concerning children the best interests of children
AND BORE WELLS
UNDERGROUND BORING IN
THE DROUGHT AND TSUNAMI HIT AREAS - “LIVING WATERS”
The State of Andhra Pradesh has been facing
serious water shortage and the district and the village administration has been
facing several problems in supplying the water to the people.
Towards this end the CGC has identified Prakasam and Guntur District which has a
serious water problem and facing severe drought mostly in the summer seasons .
We have also felt the need that the villages near to the sea coast who are
effected with tsunami and cyclone has been facing severe water crises.
Water is life and we as CGC felt that it will be great if we can give them a
chance that they will be having a public boring pump wherein they can use the
water for their daily needs. How ever maintenance of the boring will be given to
the local women’s group and it is the duty of them to take care of the pump. In
case of repair they will be raising the money locally and see that they get it
selected villages which were mostly drought hit areas who should walk for at
least 6 kilometers for seven liters of water where in we can see that mostly the
eldest daughter in the family use to collect the water and she is been drooped
out of school as she has to go every day altogether 10 kilometers just to get
Hence CGC would like to take up 20
underground boring pumps installed in selected villages it will be a great one
for the people living in that village and that the eldest daughter in each
family will go to school every day. Till now we had 4 borings pumps installed .
Request from Donor
||Cost of One
digging with machine
Installation of Hand Pump
contributed by local village people
Construction of cement flooring around the pump
Until now we had installed 4 boring (Water Holes) through the
support of POW and we are very grateful to them for supporting this cause.
OF DRINKING WATER IN SLUMS