Snapshot
Ritham Charitable Trust
SECTOR: Disability
SUB SECTOR: Special School
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
% Spent on beneficiaries
87%
Financial Score:
Age: 16 Years
Tax Benefit: No
Foreign donations:
Location(s): Tamil Nadu
Issues Addressed:
Providing Education and Rehabilitation services to Special Children
Supported by:
Give India; Heart and Hand for the Handicapped; Manav Jagriti Foundation; R R Foundation; Shamdasani Foundation
Key Trustees:
Mr. P. S. Kathiresan, Managing Trustee Mr. G. Paulraj, Secretary
Mr. N. Perumalsamy, Trustee Mr. S. Raguraman, Trustee
Mr. M. Gowthaman, Trustee Mr. A. Illankumaran, Trustee
Mr. A. Ganapathy, Trustee Mr. R. Kodiappan, Trustee
Recognition:
Sector Comparison:
Beneficiary Spend:
Average: 78.3% Highest: 99.6% Lowest: 39.3%
Income:
Average: Rs2 cr Highest: Rs12 cr Lowest: Rs1 lac
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Rehabilitation of Special Children
  • Crisis: Recognizing special children as people with rights, who deserve the same facilities available to others, the Ritham Special School was founded. The School caters mostly to special children from economically backward families, many of whom were not getting adequate attention to their disabilities because of their parents' ignorance.
  • Programs: i) Special School admits children with Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and multiple disabilities and focuses on functional education aimed at making the children independent by providing personal, social and occupational competency. Vocational Training is also provided to the special children. ii) Early Intervention Center focuses on movement and play experiences providing foundation for development of cognitive, social, motor and speech activities of special children between ages of 0-6 years. iii) Physiotherapy decreases stiffness, improves muscle strength and endurance and stimulation amongst special children who face movement and balance problems. iv) Speech Therapy, Free Medicines, Free Transport, Counseling to parents are some of the other services offered.
  • Outcome: During 2018, 70 students benefited through Special School, 6 students through Early Intervention, 36 students through Vocational Training and 18 children through Outpatient Therapy.
Income
Rs
27 lac
Expense
Rs
24 lac
Source : Audit Report 2016