We at Arvind Foundation, a charitable organization for children with special needs, are a registered Non-Profit Organization, founded in 2004 to provide soul care for children with special needs from underprivileged backgrounds through curative education and healing care. The care extends to adolescents and adults with special needs too. Diagnoses ranges from Cerebral palsy, Autism, ADHD, ADD, Down’s syndrome, Muscular dystrophy. Mental Retardation, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Microcephalus, Spina bifida, Chromosomal disorder, Neurological disorder, Dyslexia etc.)
We win and let others win!!
With more than 45 trained staff, Arvind Foundation has grown to 5 centers, empowering children and adults with special needs.
More than 16 years experience
Propelled by their desire to help other such parents and children like their own, Sudha and Athmaraj established this NGO especially aimed at those from underprivileged section who are in need of rehabilitation.
Arvind foundation, a charitable organization, for children with special needs, started as a trust in 2004 by parents of a child with Special needs, Arvind Raj.
In 2004, our journey started of with just 2 children with special needs. Since then, we have come a long way providing training and education to 140+ children/young adults acros our 5 centers.
How is it Possible ?
The centers are equipped with staff trained in curative education, who periodically receive inputs from in-house training crew and also through experts from this field to teach/interact innovatively and enthusiastically.
Frequent awareness and orientation programs are conducted to sensitize the public about the importance of special needs people in our society, motivating the parents on timely intervention to help their children overcome the limitations and perform to the fullest of their abilities.
The individuals are assessed extensively, arrived at a diagnosis based on both clinical evaluation and history check of the family and care is customized to suit their diagnosis.
Our Curative Educational structure is based on “Waldorf” curriculum, which helps children to acquire basic education in a stress-free manner and to provide practical hands-on training and experience which would eventually earn them their livelihood.
At our Vocational centers, we inculcate necessary skill sets through creative and stress-free activities and projects to engage our young adults in a productive manner. Job oriented courses like teaching of basics in Computer science, cooking and culinary arts, office assistance training, making of areca nut products, handling and carving woods to make key chains etc. are taught with utmost care.
Our Team, Our Pride!
We as a team, work and focus on prevention, early intervention, rehabilitation and inclusion. This holistic approach is aimed at fostering independence, providing vocational training and creating livelihood opportunities for our special needs individuals.
25 special educators and vocational trainers handle classes based on the curative education curriculum and life skill training.
13 non-teaching staff with a strong sense of commitment, assisting the teachers in handling the students, especially those who are physically challenged too.
4 professional physical therapists who concentrate on the physical wellbeing to strengthen and bring about improvement in the students’ overall physical condition.
5 administrative staff working relentlessly in coordinating the numerous tasks involved in running the organization.
We have structured curriculum and activities which enables our students to learn and understand by both seeing and doing. With the philosophy of Anthroposophy as the base, gross motor and fine motor activities such as painting, gardening, clay work, carpentry, cooking, etc. are included on a daily basis with a scheduled time table. To sustain interest in our students, a combination of breath-in breath-out activity, indoor and outdoor games are conducted to motivate and engage their spirit of participation.
Similarly, in our vocational centers, adults and adolescents are trained in projects suited to their physical and intellectual abilities. Besides being part of such productive ventures, they also earn an income as a stipend based on their output.
This is a small step but a giant leap in not just building the confidence of our students but also in helping them earn the much-deserved respect from their family members and the society.