Sponsor the 1-month care, education, training and assistance for a child with intellectual disability at the Raphael school, INR 2600
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Overview

Raphael was founded in April, 1959. The NGO is located at Dehra Dun, in Uttarakhand. The organization offers its services in various areas for the relief of suffering. Raphael runs Raphael Special School for children with light to moderate intellectual disabilities.

How It Works

• During the day, the children are put into different classes depending upon their mental age, while very small children are admitted to the Early Intervention Unit in the school.
• Special trainers are appointed to teach the students.
• The school runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Monday through Friday.
• After the successful completion of their academic course, which lasts for several years, the children with the potential of learning are given vocational training in a particular activity and are provided further training for jobs.
• The ones who acquire reasonable degree of skills are employed in the rehabilitative workshop of Raphael.

Statistics

• 1-18 yrs. – The age range of children at the special school run by Raphael
• 5 – Number of days for which the school operates

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Salary of staff 2000.00
Food and Health Care 300.00
Entertainment, Training & Sports Goods 50.00
Electricity, Repair & Maintenance 150.00
Administration Expenses 100.00
Unit Price 2600
Quantity
Total 2600
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Care, education and training of children with intellectual disability
The children with intellectual disability were confined to their homes and some even chained at home when both parents went out for work. Many were not able to perform their daily chores. They did not go through any formal education or training. Virendra Rawat is one such child with intellectual disability who was admitted in Raphael Special School in June 1996 at the age of 18 years.
These children are taught daily living skills, academic lessons and vocational skills. Virendra Rawat, after initial education and training in Raphael Special School, was put through vocational class and showed potential for paper products. He was given on the job training in making paper bags.
These children pick up daily living skills to a great extent. Some of them are employed in Raphael rehabilitative workshop. Virendra Rawat is now working in the Paper Products section of Raphael Rehabilitative Workshop and is in receipt of a stipend. He is very happy and motivated and so are his parents.

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