ASHWAS Vocational Training Centre – Sustainable Transition into Employment of Persons with Intellectual Disability
This project is aiming at the very important inter connected three aspects of a comprehensive vocational rehabilitation program: vocational skills training leading to transition from school to successful placement and independent living of persons with intellectual disability.
Training and employing persons with intellectual disability in to – AGRICULTURAL CATEGORY and NON AGRICULTURAL CATEGORIES
Vegetable Farming – Creepers
Vegetable Farming – Non-Creepers
Leafy vegetable Farming
Medicinal / Ayurvedic Plant
Bio Fertilizer preparation
NON AGRICULTURAL CATEGORIES
“I have called you by name. You are mine” Isaiah(43:1). Every child is born to this world is a gift from god. St.Gianna is a self evident person to show what man has to pay. This sacred house wife, who loved the life of lord, started an ashram at Chottupara near Ramakkalmedu on May 16, 2007 in Kanjirappally diocese. St. Gianna ashram was founded Fr.Roy Mathew Vadakkel dedicated to boys, pregnant women,mothers,children and unmarried couples on 2009 march 25. This house is also a continuation of the Bethlehem Ashram in Mundakkalayam for Mothers and Children in Vandampathal.
The Sisters of the Society ‘Little Sisters of Christ’ provides Leaders for the daily sunniness of this ashram. The purpose of the St.Gianna ashram is to make children who come to this imagination to see the gift of God’s glory and enable them to uplift the value of life in society.
In this small house there are now 15 children. The work after completing new building will accommodate 40 children. Natives of this ashram fulfills the daily needs as well.
Asha Home is an institution focused on self-sufficiency in the children who are intellectually disabled. The community of sacred heart who are responsible for the daily needs of this house under in Kanjirappally diocese. This house is also the boarding for the special school Asha Nilayam.
This house is started with nine children on July 18, 1983, in the building of Kuttiveli in Chirakkadavu Njallamattom.Later in 1985, this house is moved to the rented house of Sri.Ittiyavira in Njavalli. In September 8, 1986, the diocese of Kanjirappally constructed its own building and changed Asha home in that place.
250 children from various districts have been trained and sent to their homes and other schools. In this small house there are now 36 children. Students from 5 to 30 years will be trained here.
Onam, Christmas and Home day are celebrating every year for children’s mental pleasure and entertainment.
The director of this institution Fr.Roy Mathew Vadakkel and the presence of four sisters and two girls who serve generosity help them in their daily routine and they overcome their mind by staying away from their home and maintain family relationships.