Children have an innate sense of dignity. When they come to us at Velugu, even from loving families, more often than not their confidence has been bruised. What we do is quickly begin to restore this sense of self. Next we set tasks: there have to be goals which are right for the individual condition. Putting a ball in the bucket, writing the alphabet, enunciating words their ears are unable to hear. These activities have to be followed with encouragement, not pressure, with love and patience, not criticism. We hold the lives of these children in our hands, and it is our job to teach them the way they can understand and respond.
These children are achievers, each one.
Read some happy stories about children who have let their special abilities shine!
Ms T Gayathri, born in 1993 to a poor family of Thummarakunta Harrjana wada, has been hearing impaired from birth. When she was almost seven years, her father Sri T Sankar and other family members heard about Velugu and admitted her to our Special School. At the time of her joining, she was found to be very dull, inactive, and unresponsive. Our staff gave
Ms. G. Madhuri was born on 18-02-1991 to Sri G. Gnanamurthy and Smt. G. Radha, residents of Prasanth Nagar, Madanapalle town. Over time the parents realised that the elder daughter’s hearing was impaired though her younger sister was normal. Madhuri was brought to Velugu at the age of seven. Her speech and learning were poor. However, under skilled care and attention her physical and
K Kumara Swamy, son of K Sree Ramulu of Paraputla Guravapalli village, has reason now to be happy and hopeful. When he was brought to our school by his parents at the age of five in 1995, not only was he deaf and could not talk, but his all round understanding and development was very poor. Belonging to an impoverished family he could not
S Nandyappa of Kayalavaripalli decided to deposit his young son Shiva Kumar at Velugu when he was about six years old. The child suffered from hearing and speech impairment and his mother had passed away, so Velugu was appointed caretaker. After initial teething problems, the child warmed up to school and learning. He studied from the 1st to 10th class at Velugu, showing steady
The story of G. Padmanabha Reddy is an inspiring one, where the student becomes the teacher! Padmanabha was born in 1988 to the family of a marginal farmer Sri G Ramanna Reddy, in a small village called Diguvapalli. One of two boys, he could not hear from birth though his younger brother Gandhrva was normal. Because of his problem, Padmanabha grew up shy and
Hari Krishna, mentally retarded from birth, is the son of Sri. Ramachandra, living in Cheegalabailu Village, Madanapalle Mandal. This boy was admitted in our special school in 2004 by his parents who had to struggle hard for their daily bread. When Hari Krishna joined he had very few reflexes and reaction. Our holistic and wholesome services, covering education, care, medical services, physiotherapy and other
Smt. Lakshmi Devi and Sri. Venkata Ramana Reddy found it difficult to cope when their second girl child was born. Revathi was diagnosed as mentally retarded from birth. As a poor family of Papathathagaripalli, Veligallu Post, Peddamandyam Mandal, Chittoor Dist, they could ill afford to take care of her and brought her to our school in 2001. Our systemized education, teaching, caring and treatment
From birth, Prasad Reddy was found to be slow and less active than other boys. However, his parents Ms. S. Vasundhara and S. Chinnapa Reddy of Thungavaripalli Village, H/o Angallu Gram Panchyat, lacking awareness, admitted him to a general school. The poor boy struggled in school till the 5th class, till it was finally understood that he need additional and special attention. His parents
Smt M Subbama and Sri M Venkata Ramana and their two daughters, residents of the colony of Sarkaruthopu near Madanapalli, were a troubled family. Their first girl Jyoti, was born with hearing impairment. The second girl M. Sunitha, born in 1990, was found to have mental retardation. Sunitha was brought to Velugu special school at the age of seven. She was incapable of carrying
Manoj Kumar, the son of a poor farming couple in village Machampeta in Kadapah District, was leading a sad life. Unable to function in any way, unable to handle even his personal hygiene needs, he was set aside as a mentally retarded by his parents and family. Till the age of seven years his life was a study of neglect. Luckily for Manoj, his