Friends of John of God
AN GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF SUPPORTERS OF THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED
Donate and Give a portion of the riches God has given you to support the differently abled.
Welcome to 'FRIENDS OF JOHN OF GOD', an alliance of supporters of the differently abled (mentally retarded) meant to provide support to the differently abled of St.JOHN OF GOD SPECAIL SCHOOL It is an iniciative of the Society for the Empowerment of the Learning Disabled (SELD), a non-governmental charitable organisation which manages the St. John of God Special School.
You can Derive Peace and Satisfaction by Giving a portion of the riches God has given you to support the differently abled.
In India there are about 90 million people categorized as disabled of which 31.5 million are mentally retarded. In India people with disabilities often live in isolation and receive little support except those provided by parents and relatives who themselves struggle to make both ends meet.St. John of God Special School is a residential and day centre of special education, training and care for children and others who are mentally retarded. It is managed by the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, an international health care, social service and religious organisation of Brothers. The Brothers started their first special school and home in India with five orphaned mentally retarded children at Velloor (Kottayam, Kerala, South India) in 1998. In 2003 a well-equipped school and home started functioning. At present there are 165 students in the school of which 105 are residential and 60 are day scholars. Ten of the residents are orphans. Residential serviceThe 105 residents (children and adults) are accommodated, on the basis of their sex, age, and ability, in six separate ‘homes’ – hostel buildings, where they are trained and cared for. One of these homes is for girls. There are only 12 girls now as we usually send the girls above 15 to their respective families. Other Services & Facilities
by giving every month a fixed, small amount (Rupees 50, 100, 500, 1000, etc.) to the account of ‘SELD’
by giving every year a fixed amount (Rupees 1000, 2000, 5000, etc.) to the account of ‘SELD’.
Help in Indian Currency:
Acc. No. at STATE BANK OF TRAVANCORE: 67068024028 (Manarcadu Branch)
IFSC Code: SBTR 0000233
International Help in Foreign Currency
Donations to the SELD (Society for the Empowerment of the Learning Disabled), are exempted from I.T. u/s 80G of the Indian Income Tax Act, 1961.
at UNION BANK OF INDIA: 361202010010447 (Kottayam Branch)
UNION BANK OF INDIA
KOTTAYAM - 01; KERALA; INDIA
SWIFT Code: UBININBBKCH
For Remittance in Euro:
PLEASE REMIT TO BAYERISCHE HYPO-UND VEREINS BANK AG, MUENCHEN, GERMANY (SWIFT CODE: HYVEDEMM) FOR CREDIT OF ACCOUNT NO.69105165 OF UNION BANK OF INDIA OVERSEAS BRANCH, ERNAKULAM (SWIFT CODE: UBININBBKCH) FOR FURTHER CREDIT TO 361202010010447 ACCOUNT WITH KOTTAYAM BRANCH.
For Remittance in Pound Sterling (GBP)
PLEASE REMIT TO BARCLAYS BANK PLC, CORRESPONDENT BANK BRANCH, P.O.BOX NO.834, ST. SWITHINS HOUSE, ST. SWITHINS LANE, LONDON EC4N 8JA (SWIFT CODE:BARCGBEE) FOR CREDIT OF ACCOUNT NO.70148881 OF UNION BANK OF INDIA, OVERSEAS BRANCH, ERNAKULAM (SWIFT CODE: UBININBBKCH) FOR FURTHER CREDIT TO 361202010010447 ACCOUNT WITH KOTTAYAM BRANCH.
For Remittance in US Dollars (USD)
PLEASE REMIT TO WACHOVIA BANK N.A., NEW YORK FED WIRE ROUTING NO.026005092 OR CHIPS ABA 0509 (SWIFT CODE: PNBPUS3NNYC) FOR CREDIT OF ACCOUNT NO.2000193008506 OF UNION BANK OF INDIA OVERSEAS BRANCH, ERNAKULAM (SWIFT CODE: UBININBBKCH) FOR FURTHER CREDIT TO 361202010010447 ACCOUNT WITH KOTTAYAM BRANCH.
St. John of God Special School
(School & Home for the Mentally Challenged)
Annadivayal, Velloor P.O.
Pampady, Kottayam – 686 501
Tel. + 91 481 2373236, 2373235, Director: Mob. 00 91 9544750216