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Rehabilitation Center for the Mentally Challenged


This is the most ambitious project. The Vocational Rehabilitation Day Care Center for the mentally ill and retarded was started on 2nd October 1998.

The project was inspired by Dr Murali Thyloth, the Head of the Department of Psychiatric and Neurological Rehabilitation at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) Bangalore.  He also serves the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation as its Secretary-Indian Chapter and is its Vice President, South Asia. 


A Project of this nature requires large sums of money. The Rehabilitation Center, which began in a small way with three mentally retarded boys in 1998, has at present 30 inmates. Following the NIMHANS model, the Vocational Training Center admits mentally retarded and ill individuals between the age group of 12 and 60 years. They are being given training in Khadi Spinning, Incense Stick (Agarbathi), liquid soap and, hand wash and paper bag manufacturing . Cash Incentives are provided to enhance their motivational levels and increase their productivity and creativity.  Regular Cultural and Sports competitions kindle their talents and capabilities. 


Most of the inmates at the center belong to the weaker sections of the society. The families are unable to afford the costs of bringing the wards to the center and take them back. It costs the center approx. Rs. 500/- per person. Lack of funds prevents the center from admitting more inmates. There is a long waiting list of people who have approached the center for admission.



Sponsor one mentally challenged person by contributing Rs.500/- per month.

Contribute in cash or kind, machinery or equipments required for Training & Introducing Newer Trades.

Contribute Educational Tools & Physiotherapy equipments.
Contribute furniture & other infrastructures that will aid the well being of the inmates.


Work at the Rehabilitation Center is supervised by paid staff.

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