Mangaluru: Saanidhya seeks financial help for playground for intellectual disabled children

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (DV)

Mangaluru, Jun 9: Saanidhya 'Abode of God' is a school dedicated to the welfare of intellectual disabled children. The institute was founded on April 4, 2003. The institution was started with only two students and a teacher at the founders' residence. As of now, there are 170 students with intellectual disabilities who lack access to the special school or training facilities.

Also, Saanidhya is now providing a lifetime stay facility for intellectually disabled children. This facility was started in the year 2018. As of now, there are four students in this facility.

Vasanth Shetty, the founder of Saanidhya, to make the intellectually disabled children, physically fit, has now come forward to purchase land for a playground. The institution has been run with the complete support of donors. Though the founder has identified a 40-cent land, the cost of the land is about Rs 1.50 crore. Hence, he is expecting the donors to come forward and help him to buy the land for a social cause.

Vasanth Shetty has been running the institution since 2003. Without expecting anything in return, he has dedicated his life to the development of intellectually disabled children. Saanidhya is providing the facility for children suffering from mental retardation, down syndrome and autism. Saanidhya is providing nutritious food and gives a lot of importance to cleanliness and hygiene. The specially-abled children are admitted to the classes after studying their intelligence quotient, age, and ability. Students are trained in basic computer education and other job-oriented courses. Moreover, children in Saanidhya are in crafts and arts. The craft includes a flower bouquet and paper bags. Special educators including psychologists are helping the students in Saanidhya with their mental development. The students here are trained in dance, Yakshagana, and sports. The children have participated in sports and cultural programme in the country and abroad and brought laurels to the institution.

Vasanth Shetty also recalls that his wife had supported him a lot in his social service. With the help of like-minded friends, he has started this institution. Now, the institution is nurturing 170 specially-abled children and providing employment opportunities for 62 staff.

About Saanidhya

The doors of Saanidhya are always open to the Differently Abled children/persons who are deprived of a special school and training centre. They are at service with their well-experienced, dedicated, humble, loving special educators and caretakers who are available and work round the clock untiringly. 'Saanidhya' always extends its helping hand to receive, support and take care of mild, moderate and severally challenged persons in the age group of four to forty years, of all gender. 'Saanidhya' imparts Functional Academic Checklist Programme (FACP) framed by the National Institute for Mentally Handicapped (NIMH) with committed and loving teachers. They take great care and initiative in training the inmates in Activities of Daily Living Skills (ADLS). Functional Academics (FA), Pre-Vocational Skills (PVS), Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, Yoga, Sports, Games, Vocational Skills, Drama, Dance Therapy and Extracurricular Activities.

Saanidhya Skill Training Centre for endosulfan victims in Ujire, Saanidhya Residential School and Training Centre for Mentally Challenged, Saanidhya Pre-Vocational, Vocational and Home Science Centre, Saanidhya Shashwath Home for Adult Male Mentally Challenged (Lifetime Stay Home) and Saanidhya Centre for Autism are the institutions and services run by Saanidhya.

Daijiworld urges its kind-hearted readers to extend all possible support to Saanidhya.

Those who wish to donate and help, may send their contributions to the following bank account details:

Bank Details:

Account Name: Shree Ganesha Seva Trust for Exceptional Persons
Branch: Shakthinagara, Mangaluru
Account No: 0652101031770
IFSC Code: CNRB0004205
MICR Code: 575015052

Account Name: Saanidhya Residential School and Training Centre for the Mentally Challenged
Branch: Shakthinagara, Mangaluru
Account No: 0652101031769
IFSC Code: CNRB0004205
MICR Code: 575015052

Account Name: Shree Ganesha Seva Trust for Exceptional Persons (R)
Account No: 918010104665025
Bank: Axis Bank, Ltd.
Branch: Hampankatta, Mangaluru-575001.
IFSC: UTIB0003244
Swift Code: AXISINBB077



Saanidhya Residential School & Training Centre for the Mentally Challenged
(A unit of Shree Ganesha Seva Trust for Exceptional Persons®)
Near Water Tank, Shakthinagar, Mangaluru – 575 016, DK Karnataka, India
+91 9448215397, +91 9686445397, 0824 – 2232337




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  • rovil pinto, Valencia ,Muscat

    Sun, Jun 11 2023

    all the best sir . keep doing great work . sure we will do our best to help Saanidhya school.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Fri, Jun 09 2023

    This is a charitable clause ...

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  • ruchir agrwal, mangalore

    Fri, Jun 09 2023

    All the best Vasant Master as i fondly remmber him past 4 decades

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