Sunday, June 10, 2007

The Hindu : Tamil Nadu News : It is more than a boon

The Hindu : Tamil Nadu News : It is more than a boon: "Parents of children with severe disabilities in and around Kulathur in Pudukottai district heaved a sigh of relief recently, when the Day Care Centre to take care of their wards was inaugurated recently.

All the parents of 12 children in the age-group of 4 to14 years, including five boys, are labourers in the adjoining quarries in Annavasal and Thuvakudi and could ill-afford to take care of their wards, especially when they go the quarries to eke out their livelihood.

The parents formed a forum, `Parents Association for Children with Severe Disabilities,' in coordination with a Tiruchi-based service organisation, "Action on disability and development India" (ADD India) and the Kulathur village panchayat also contributed its mite by offering a building to house the Day Care Centre. "

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