Kochi (a.k.a. Cochin) based Smrithi School For Children With Special Needs uses several programs and vocational training to enable differently-abled kids to be more independent. The one-of-a-kind school has useful projects that offer considerable opportunities for these children.
Smrithi School aims at empowering people with special needs through the medium of skill and vocational training. Currently, in their fourth year, the school has enabled numerous differently-abled children across Kochi, a city located in Kerala state. The school comprises students ranging from 2-year-old children to adults over 40 years.
Smrithi School for Children with Special Needs currently has more than 63 differently-abled people who are receiving training to be self-reliant and more independent. The sensitized school staffs and teachers believe that the most powerful way to empower a person with a disability is to make them independent.
Keeping in line with that, a lot of youngsters travel to Smrithi by themselves and even perform various tasks without seeking assistance. Their ability to do things on their own can be attributed to the highly advantageous training they have been receiving at Smrithi for several months. From exclusive vocational training to care groups, the school offers it all.
Manager of Administration, Indira Premnath says children with physical limitations, Down syndrome, autism, etc are a part of the school. "Some of our children write the NIOS exams too," she told NewzHook. Teachers not only train these students but also drop them for exams and even pick them after it's over.
The school focuses on the overall development of its students. While some kids are brilliant at studies, many are not. Nevertheless, they have garnered noteworthy popularity for products that have been made by these children.
Children who are currently undergoing vocational training make products such as cloth bags, neck pillows, teddy bears, bags, paper pens, candles, etc. These products are usually purchased by businesses from Kochi, and also through sales held by the school wherein interested buyers can walk-in and purchase any product they like.
More than six students who passed out from the school are currently employed by reputed companies across Kochi.
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