Early Childhood Intervention Programme

The ECI Programme caters to the needs of 75 children between the age of 0-6 years with Special Needs. This programme has the distinction of being the only specialized centre in Pondicherry, providing rehabilitation services to Children with Special Needs (CWSN) not only in the city of Pondicherry but the neighbouring districts such as Cuddalore, Villupuram, Kalakurichi, Tiruvannamalai, etc. The facilities and services offered by SSS match international standards and the results are testimony to the commitment and dedication of the Satya staff. In the year 2013-14, as many as 25 CWSNs have been integrated into mainstream schools. Around 10 children are under the follow up programme. Read more about the programme: http://www.satyaspecialschool.org/programmes/

Chetak’s Value Addition

This program started in 2010 with the help of Chetak’s client, who was based in Switzerland. Chetak had organized the client’s visit to India, during which Vikram and Tarika personally introduced their client to the founder of SSS. During this meeting, the client inspected the facilities and evaluated the feasibility of the project. Post a successful discussion, this client provided seed funding for the entire project. Ever since, the project has been running successfully with additional sources of funding.

Total Funding Raised

USD 50,000

Chetak Travels & Satya Special School

Chetak has been associated with Satya Special School since 2010. Over the past years, Chetak has worked with various organizations/clients to promote the welfare of handicapped children. Chetak’s philosophy towards its clients is more than just providing travel services: we facilitate/help our travellers invest in meaningful projects that benefit society at large. At Chetak, we are proud to have helped in various such projects to date

About Satya Special School

The Satya Special School (SSS) helps any person with intellectual disabilities, irrespective of the degree or kind of disability, socio-economic condition, age or gender. The objective of the school is to eradicate the stigma associated with disabilities, especially intellectual ones. By empowering children, making them confident and self-reliant, the school helps improve their quality of life through better health care and individualized rehabilitation programmes. Today, with the help of 106 staff members, SSS is pioneering a number of unique initiatives in the Union Territory of Pondicherry. Currently, the school caters to over 764 children with special needs through various services. The organization functions from four urban and three rural centres.

Read more about the school: http://www.satyaspecialschool.org