Satya Special School: a Home Away From Home

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“As I entered the school I had a little hesitation and dilemma thinking how I would interact with these kids. But, the response was so pleasant.”

 

I have been born and brought up in Pondicherry but I never had the opportunity to visit a remarkable school like the “Satya Special School”. Located on the East Coast Road, this school is a teaching institute for the specially abled children of the society who often fail to occupy a prominent place in our society.

Balaji

Jeeva says his name proudly as he circles around with his cycle

 

As I entered the school I had a little hesitation and dilemma thinking how I would interact with these kids. But, the response was so pleasant. The children were excited. They were full of enthusiasm and happily posed for their pictures. The teachers too joined in the photo session. They wanted me to teach the children how to operate a camera.

The volunteers in Satya Special School take care of the kids with love and affection. They are mothers to these children and at the same time also a friend. It was a treat to the eyes to watch the activities and facilities offered for these children who need special attention. At Satya Special School the children are taught through supportive methods.

While conversing with the teachers, we were informed about the Mobile Unit therapy that makes home visits to treat children who cannot visit the school. During their visit the teachers found that the children were not treated properly at home.

Few of these kids suffered with bed sores, while few others were not even dressed properly.  It was really disheartening to see how they have been abandoned by their own parents.

I could have never realized and understood what these kids go through if I had not visited the school.  One appreciates the school for the care they are providing to these special children.

 Photos: Balaji

Balaji

2nd, MA Mass Communication

 


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