Mother Teresa’s Reading Shelter celebrated its 3rd anniversary by launching a new programme on Vocational Training for children who cannot be enrolled in schools due to insufficient documentation. Two students from “My School” programme have started their sewing classes.
Dr J. Anantham, Director of the Shelter, said that with the limited funding available, they provide services within their means and feels sad that the facilities available are not being fully utilised. He added that the main obstacles to their efforts are the ignorance, selfishness misguided and meaningless ‘pride’ of some of the parents and guardians of the children who will not allow the children to make use of the facilities. They have place for ten students in their preschool programme, but have only been able to enrol seven. The highlight of the year was a Telematch organised for non-school going children to give them a “feel” of sports which is an annual event in all schools. The Shelter has set up a Facebook account. The Shelter needs volunteers and sponsors. For further details call: Lucy at 016-5631439.