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The CSI Tirunelveli Diocese was established in the year 1780 and the Tinnevelli Diocesan Trust Association was registered under the Indian Companies Act on 8.12.1919. It has been rendering meritorious services for the Community through educational institutions like primary schools, High and Higher Secondary Schools, Colleges, Teacher Training Institutes and Special Schools. They are doing many social services for the upliftment of the socially deprived. Realizing the great need for the rehabilitation of the Mentally Retarded, Tirunelveli Diocese founded the Bishop Sargent School for the Mentally challenged on 8th December 1981, the National Day for the Mentally Retarded and the International Year of the Disabled Persons. This is the first of its kind in this whole region serving the multi – faith community. The inaugural function of the Bishop Sargent School for the Mentally Retarded was held on 8th December 1981 in the Centenary Hall, Palayamkottai under the presidentialship of   Rt. Rev. S. Daniel Abraham, B.D.S.T.M., the then Bishop in Tirunelveli and it was declared opened by the Miss Collector Mrs.Manjithsingh Hera, in the presence of Mr.Nirmal Singh Hera, I.A.S., the District Collector, Tirunelveli. All the leader of the Trust, special children, parents of the special children, staff and student of diasession school participated. 

Aims & Objectives :-

          The main aim of this project is to provide special education and vocational training under residential care for the differently abled children in order to help them to lead  “Normal “ or “Near Normal” life in the society

          The main components of special education are motor development, self care, accadamic, social Skills & Vocational training which enable them to go back to the normal society.

Admissions :-

          We admit the differently abled children irrespective of caste, creed & religion between the ages of 3 and 14 years for special education & 0-6 years for Early Intervention Training. Male & Female adults above 14 years are admitted in our adult centres for Vocational training and Rehabilitation .

Present Beneficiaries :-

          At the onset 30 children were admitted irrespective of caste, creed and religion. Now it has grown & is rendering  services to 137 special children and 80 male and female adult. The residential students are from Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts. 5 children are getting early intervention training.

Present Faculty :-

         This special service requires a higher order of dedication, commitment, patience  and compassion, The teachers, helpers and all the staff in this institution are very dedicative and having commitment to their service. A team of 16 special educators, a pyshiotherapist and 31 non teaching staff are doing very good services for the all round development of the children. This school is recognized by the Government of Tamil Nadu: Dept. of social welfare and Rehabilitation of the Disabled from the year 1984. Two of our staff are getting time scale salary from the state Government and another 3 staff are getting consolidated salary of Rs.14,000/- per month. For male and female adult centres 8 + 8 staff are serving at consolidated  salary basis

Present Services Provided :-

Early Intervention

Special Education

Therapeutic Training

Vocational Training includes Bakery Training

Residential care

Parents Counselling

Vocational Training Centre for Adult male

Vocational Training Centre for Adult Female

Placement services

Residential Care :-

        Most of the children admitted in the school are from different villages at a distance of 40 kms and above. It is very difficult to transport these children to school everyday and back home. Most of the parents are very poor and are unable to take care of their children properly and so residential care is inevitable. At present 84 children and 80 adults are under residential care. Parents are visiting their children twice in a month and also take their children home during holidays.

Early Intervention

Early Identification and early training is very important for the development of special children. Special training is imparted to the children below 5 years. Upanayan scale is used for the assessment and their training. 5 children and their parents currently receive Early Intervention training. Physiotherapy support is also offered to this group.

Our early intervention service has been supported since 2007 by the Sally Mair Trust (UK). Training, encouragement and some financial support is given to maintain this service which is provided free of charge. Referrals to our service come from District Differently Abled Welfare Office, pediatricians local members of the community and by the parents of  already attending the school

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Special Education Age 5-14

We have developed an appropriate  systematic curriculum and syllabus for all the children based on their ability and intelligence. The children are classified as special education class 1 to 10 (Special education class 5 means that the child’s ability is approximately equal to a 5 year old normal child’s ability). For training the children “Madras Developmental Programming System” scale is followed. Every child is assessed and individual program planning is carried out. Children in special education class 1 to 3 are severe level children. Teachers give much importance in training them in self-care skills like eating, dressing, grooming and toileting and limited language skills.

In special education class 4 to 6 the children are moderate level. They teach & concentrate only on self – care skills and basic academic skills like Reading, Writing, Number Concepts, Time concepts and Money concepts. They are also given training in language skills like Receptive and Expressive languages and in social skills.

Therapeutic Training

Physiotherapy is given to the appropriate children by a fully trained and qualified physiotherapist who has specialized skills in this area. Nearly 30 children are getting physiotherapy, Speech and Yoga therapy are also available.

Vocational Training

The Differently Abled persons have many talents. Their hidden talents and potentialities are brought out and the following section shows some of the trades and skills in which they are given training.

Mat weaving

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A mat weaving machine was bought for the amount of `.1,96,000/- contributed by the Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment during the year 1995. Five students receive training in mat weaving. The mats made by them are sold to school visitors as well as in the community.

Bakery Products Making

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Mentally challenged persons receive training in the bakery. They are making bread, cake, puffs, biscuits etc. We also have a show room on Trivandram Road called “Tower Products”. The Students are trained in selling the products .We take orders from the local schools and from the community.

Sewing

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Some special children are interested in sewing. We select the talented persons and teach them In stitching and embroidery work.

Wire baskets making

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Special children show much interest in making wire baskets. They make different types of wire baskets (lunch basket, star basket, etc). Visitors buy the products prepared by our Special Children.

Candle Making

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The moderate level and the severe level children also show much interest in making candles. 

knitted Mat Making

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Some special children are trained knitted mat used for various purposes by table mat, sheet mat kit mat etc.

Selling Products

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We give training in selling products also.  The Bakery products and the vocational products are kept and sold in the show room called “Tower Products.” Mentally challenged persons receive training in selling the products.

Soap Making

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These Mentally Challenged children are getting training to make Soap in a soap making machine 

Vocational Training home for Male adult (above 14 year) at Tuckerammalpuram

The Diocese of Tirunelveli rendered 15 acres of land at Tuckerammalpuram for the Adult project which is 9 k.m away from the Bishop Sargent School for the Mentally Retarded. The Government of Tamil Nadu, Department of Rehabilitation of the Differently Abled sanctioned a project for the Adult Mentally Retarded persons and its Associated conditions (Autism, cerebral palsy and multiple disabilities) 40 boys are availing the benefits of the project and getting training in agriculture, Candle Making, Poultry Keeping, Phone Mat Making, Pillow Making and Bakery Products Making, Craft works, Juice and Pickle making. 

Agricultural Training

Nursery Gardening

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Poultry Keeping

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Vocational Training Centre Female Project (above 14 year)

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Health Care

Once in three months periodical medical check up its done by  dr Mrs. Prama Christoper Civil Surgeon(Retired Government Medical College Hospital Tirunelveli) of an Annai Velankanni Multispeciality Hospital, Jayaraj Annapackiam Mission Hospital, Bell Hospital, Aravind Eye Hospital, are the main sponsor of the camp 

Sports

Every evening children are made to play according to their abilities and interests. Our girls team won the Gold Medal in State Level Throw ball competition held on 1st & 2nd of March 2019 at Chennai. 

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Special Programmes and celebrations

All the  religious and national functions are celebrated in the customary style. 

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Mr. Ganesamoorthy, the Mentally Challenged Person who is working as a Bakery Worker in our institution was awarded as a State Level “Best Worker” by the Deputy Chief Minister of TamilNadu on 3rd December 2010, the world Differently Abled Day. He has a salary of Rs. 2000/- per month. Out of his savings he gave an amount of Rs. 10,000/- towards his sister’s marriage and 25,000/- to renovate his family home. At present he has Rs. 1, 00,240/- in his savings bank account and also saving certificates for an amount of  Rs. 15,000/- . Copies are attached with his consent. His education at our establishment has provided him with skills and a career and also the awareness of the need to care for his money and plan for the future of himself and his family. His parents are very happy  with  his all round development.

Award

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Mat weaving

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A mat weaving machine was bought for the amount of `.1,96,000/- contributed by the Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment during the year 1995. Five students receive training in mat weaving. The mats made by them are sold to school visitors as well as in the community.

Bakery Products Making

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Mentally challenged persons receive training in the bakery. They are making bread, cake, puffs, biscuits etc. We also have a show room on Trivandram Road called “Tower Products”. The Students are trained in selling the products .We take orders from the local schools and from the community.

Sewing

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Some special children are interested in sewing. We select the talented persons and teach them.

Wire baskets making

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Special children show much interest in making wire baskets. They make different types of wire baskets (lunch basket, star basket, etc). Visitors come to the school very often and frequently buy the products prepared by our Special Children.

Candle Making

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The moderate level and the severe level children also show much interest in making candles. 

Phone Mat Making

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Some special children are interested in sewing. We select the talented persons and teach them.

Selling Products

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We give training in selling products also.  The Bakery products and the vocational products are kept and sold in the show room called “Tower Products.” Mentally challenged persons receive training in selling the products.

Selling Products

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We give training in selling products also.  The Bakery products and the vocational products are kept and sold in the show room called “Tower Products.” Mentally challenged persons receive training in selling the products.

Soap Making

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These Mentally Challenged children are getting training to make Soap