THFI-Special School for the disabled (Recognized by Govt. of Kerala in 1999)May 14, 2015 3.00 pm kerala, India
Tropical Health Foundation of India (THFI) is a registered non government organization, striving ceaselessly in the filed of disability for the last three decades, aiming to empower persons with disabilities to become active contributors to society. At any time through its wide ranging programs, THFI touches lives of thousands of persons with disability. From humble beginnings it has grown as a model rehabilitation centre covering a broad spectrum of services providing education for differently abled children, artificial limb centre, Neuro-development centre, vocational rehabilitation training and employment services for person with disability from both rural and urban areas belonging to poor socio-economic background as priority.
THFI’s mission has been “to meet the individual needs of people with disability, create awareness, promote acceptance and inclusion of such individuals into the society. THFI aims at making every individual feel worthy of life that they are leading and helps them in becoming contributing members of society in their own way”.
In the THIF’s education programme THFI Special School (THFI-SS) is one of the major programme which focus on enabling children with disabilities, access quality and mainstream education.
THFI-SS considers education a crucial input towards development and inclusion of children with disability into mainstream human activities. Inclusion for them are at three levels - Physical, Social & Educational. Against above backdrop THFI-SS was set up in 1990 with just 8 children, today there are 84 children and 18 staff members who address the needs of children with difficulties ranging from autism, mental retardation, cerebral palsy and a host of other challenges. Intensive training, therapy and capacity building is carried out by a team of dedicated and motivated staff with the sole aim of helping children optimize their potential and lead more meaningful lives.
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Gift A Smile is a program that helps you be a part of the initiative to reach out to underprivileged children and provide them with quality education.
We run 425 free schools in various parts of the country and have 51,061 children under our wing. The schools nurture the complete child, including body, mind and spirit.
- The schools offer State Syllabus (accredited by the State Govt.) thus allowing children to mainstream into the current educational context
- Most children are first generation learners, paving the way for a generation of educated families
- Sports and extra-curricular activities offered in the schools promote the all round well being of the child
- Yoga, Pranayama and Breathing technique form a part of their daily routine