Karunaiillam | About us

About Karunaiillam

Karunai Illam is an organ of the Diocese of Thuckalay and was started in 1991 as a unit of KKSSS to cater to the needs and welfare of persons with different ability in Kanyakumari District. It is looked after by ASMI Sisters. It was registered under the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995 with the Government of Tamil Nadu with registration number Proc. No. 7383/RD II/2011,(S.No.324/2014/pro.No.1914/ST2/2014).

Aim

Integration and mainstreaming of the physically challenged persons with normal ability is the aim of this centre.

Our 3 Major Programmes

Creating enabling and empowering environment by building capacities

St.Mary’s Middle School for the physically challenged children

Our institution has a High school for the physically challenged .It provides them formal educational and therapeutic rehabilitation. The weak students also learn easily and quickly when taught teaching aids. Periodic exams were conducted for assessing their performance. In our school we have a mini library. We provide computer training and vocational skills.

Special features

Physiotherapy
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    Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

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We identify the children in early childhood and give treatment such as physiotherapy and provide appliances. We have qualified technicians. After physical assessment physical treatment is given. Monthly reassessment is done and individual files are maintianed. During the parents’ meeting advices and demonstrations are given. The needy children will be given appliances for walking practice. These appliances improve the children’s ability to move.

Special coaching in sports
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    Special coaching in sports

Special coaching in sports

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The inmates are given special training in running, shot put, shuttle cork; bounce ball, kabadi etc based on their deformity to improve their physical activity. They participate in the District and State level competitions. Every year the sports day is celebrated in Karunai Illam.

Counseling Support
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    Counseling Support

Counseling Support

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The counseling support is given for needy children. Many of our children have low self esteem which further develops into an inferiority complex. Our centre strives to make a person feel at home both physically and mentally. The aim is healing the child, both physically and mentally.

Celebrations
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    Celebrations

Celebrations

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The annual day is an important event. The Karunai illam students enjoy joyful evening. Variety entertainments make the function colourful. Those who won laurels at the state level, district level are honored. Apart from it we celebrate other religious festivals without any discrimination.

Medical Support services
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    Medical Support services

Medical Support services

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Once in a year medical screening camp is conducted by a team of Doctors from the Kanyakumari District Medical College. Based on the screening they were provided treatments, surgeries etc.

Orthopaedic Workshop
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    Orthopaedic Workshop

Orthopaedic Workshop

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Aids and appliances that compliment corrective surgeries for improving locomotor abilities in disabled persons. Karunai illam reaches hundreds of children through residential and community services and thus has a demand for aids and appliances.