CHILDREN IN "HOME"
The Home maintains 70 children at the moment. However, the figure fluctuates. It has been the trend that these children were brought in by their single parents, relatives or guardians, all of them for various reasons beyond their control. The Case Investigation Unit under the Home and Welfare Sub-Committee attends to admission of wards as well as to their discharge They are housed in 4 dorms according to their respective age-groups and gender.
DAY CARE PROGRAME
Taking into consideration the current situation, the PLS also providing day-care facilities at its premises for 15 children. This Daycare programme helps to accommodate more children who needs attention after school to spend their time in tuition classes. Activities centered on character building are also being carried out to these children while they are at PLS.
Selected junior and senior children attend Bharatha Natyam classes conducted by a professional instructor once a week for two hours per session. There is also a volunteer instructor who gives classes for 2 hours a week.
All the senior children and some selected junior ones “become gardeners” three times a week for about an hour. These children have the benefit of learning about caring for the environment while they “green” the earth. This activity, besides giving us a good supply of vegetables for the table, helps the environment under the “Green Earth” policy.
The in-house sewing instructress, teaches needle work and tailoring for children who show interest in this field. The objective of this program is to provide hands-on training for our children, in order to equip them with basic tailoring skills. Besides tailoring, handicraft-based intricate needlework is produced for sale at Charity Bazaars.
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