ABOUT"Aanchal" Special School is the vibrant nerve centre of activity set up and governed by the St. Gregorios Charitable Society (SGCS), a non-religious charitable society, registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860, at Plot No. 4, Block C, Sector 3, Rohini, New Delhi - 110085.
It's a blissful gift of St. Basil Orthodox Church Rohini under the aegis of the Diocese of Delhi, which is an integral part of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, to the needy ones. Main aim of this institution is to educate and train children facing mild to moderate intellectual (mental) challenges, enabling them to meet the day-to-day affairs independently for the benefit of the socially, financially backward community and needy, irrespective of caste, creed or religion.
"AANCHAL" AT A GLANCE"AANCHAL" is aimed at providing training to mentally challenged children to make them self-dependent, through appropriate methods of education and help them to lead a normal life. This project was approved by DDA in 2009 and allotted 461 sq.mtrs of land. The society members worked very hard and generated necessary funds for the construction of the Centre and the Centre started its operation in January 2015.
Aanchal Centre was inaugurated in October 2014 at Sector 3, Rohini, Delhi with the support of Rural Electrification Corporation of India (REC)under their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiative.. The total project cost is Rs.4 crores. Currently, the Centre has all facilities which include:
- (a) Functional Academics with pre-vocational skills
- (b) Occupational therapy
- (c) Physiotherapy
- (d) Speech therapy,
- (e) Counseling and psychosocial rehabilitation activities
- (f) Facility for imparting life skills, music, yoga and arts.
- (g) Workshops for parents, grandparents and siblings.
The Centre started its operation in January 2015 year and currently there are 52 students who are being trained at this Centre. Apart from training the students to lead a normal life, the Centre provides several other facilities like transport, food etc. All these facilities are provided free of cost.