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The role of the rpn charitbale trust

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The role of the rpn charitbale trust

  1. 1. This Presentation Comes To You From Dr.R.P.Ramanan [Managing Trustee] The RPN Charitable Trust 14/5.Chokalingam Street, East Shanmugapuram, Villupuram. 605 602 Phone:9443333022 Email:rpramanan@gmail.com
  2. 2. GOVT SUPPLIES A SMALL NUMBER OF HEARING AIDS WHICH ARE NOT USER SPECIFIC AND DOES NOT LAST LONGER. A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF PARENTS PROVIDE HEARING AIDS TO THEIR CHILDRN. HALF A DOZEN HEARING AIDS WERE PROVIDED BY ROTARIANS IN THE YEAR 2002-2003.
  3. 3. WHEN THE RPN CHARITABLE TRUST STARTED CONCENTRATING ON THE WELFARE OF VELA SCHOOL CHILDREN, MORE THAN 60% OF CHILDREN WERE NOT HAVING HEARING AIDS. THE RPN CHARTIABLE TRUST TOOK UP THE TASK OF PROVIDING HEARING AIDS TO THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF CHILDREN,ESPECIALLY TO THOSE CHILDREN WHO ARE IN THE AGE OF GROUP OF BELOW 5 YEARS AND COVERED BY THE EARLY INTERVENTION SCHEME.
  4. 4. THE RPN CHARITABLE TRUST HAS PREPARED SPECIAL COMPACT DISCS GIVING FULL DETAILS ABOUT THE SCHOOL AND THE PRESENT PROBLEMS FACED BY THEM AND DISTRIBUTED THE COMPACT DISCS TO LIKE MINDED WELL WISHERS . THE RPN CHARITABLE TRUST HAS ALSO PROVIDED SIMILAR INFORMATION IN THE INTERNET THROUGH ‘SLIDE SHARE’. THIS HAS PRODUCED AMAZING RESULTS AND MANY PEOPLE CAME OUT TO HELP WITH LIBERAL DONATION.
  5. 5. POCKET MODEL, QUALITY HEARING AIDS ARE MANUFACTURED ONLY BY SIEMANS. MOST CHILDREN IN THE VELA SCHOOL FALL UNDER THE PROFOUND OR SEVERE HEARING LOSS CATEGORY . THE HEARING AID MODEL THAT SUITS SUCH CHILDREN IS : SIEMENS-178 PP AO . IT COSTS Rs.4,950/= PER PIECE. THE RPN CHARITABLE TRUST , ON SUGGESTION FROM A WELL WISHER , HAS SENT AN EMAIL TO SIEMENS GERMANY GIVING ALL THE DETAILS ABOUT VELA SCHOOL AND REQUESTED SUPPLY OF HEARING AIDS AT A CONCESSIONAL PRICE. THIS HAS MET WITH GOOD RESULTS. NOW THROUGH SIEMANS INDIA ,BANGALORE OUTLET AND ITS CHENNAI DEALER WE ARE ABLE TO GET SUPPLIES OF THE ABOVE MODEL AT A CONCESSIONAL PRICE OF RS.3,500/= i.e. A SAVING OF RS. 1450/= PER PIECE.OTHER LOWER END MODELS ARE ALSO BEING SUPPLIED AT A LESSER PRICE WHEN COMPARED TO THE MARKET PRICE. THE RPN CHARITABLE TRUST HAS PROVIDED SIEMENS HEARING AIDS TO 5 CHILDREN IN THE FIRST PHASE DURING DEC,2008 AND TO 26 CHILDREN IN THE SECOND PHASE DURING MARCH,2009 THROUGH DONATIONS FROM WELL WISHERS
  6. 6. IN THE MEAN WHILE A GROUP OF NRIs IN SINGAPORE WHO CAME TO KNOW ABOUT THE SERVICE DONE BY THE RPN CHARITABLE TRUST TO VELA SCHOOL,BECAME INTERESTED AND WANTED MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE SCHOOL. MR.ILANGO,FROM SINGAPORE, CONTACTED THE TRUST THROUGH EMAIL AND PHONE . A DETAILED COMPACT DISC ABOUT THE SCHOOL WITH RECENT UPDATES WAS SENT TO MR.ILANGO BY AIR MAIL AND WITHIN A VERY SHORT TIME HE AND HIS FRIENDS DONATED 7,250 SINGAPORE DOLLARS. THE RUPEE EQUIVALENT OF Rs.2,41,210/= WAS SENT TO THE RPN CHARTIBLE TRUST BY MR.ILANGO’S WIFE,MRS.CHANDRIKA AS CHEQUE AND WITH THAT MONEY THE RPN CHARITABLE TRUST HAS ARRANGED SUPPLY OF SIEMENS HEARING AIDS TO 50 CHILDREN WHICH WAS DISTRIBUTED AT A FUNCTION ON 7 TH OCTOBER,2009 IN THE PRESENCE OF MRS.CHANDRIGA ILANGO AND TO ANOTHER 17 CHILDREN ON 22 nd Dec 2009.
  7. 7. THE FOLLOWING IS THE LIST OF SINGAPORE NRIs WHO HAVE DONATED LIBERALLY TO THE RPN CHARITABLE TRUST FOR PROCURING AND SUPPLYING HEARING AIDS TO CHILDREN OF VELA SCHOOL. 1.MR.RAVICHANDRAN , SINGAPORE $ 5,800/= 2.MR.SANTOK SINGH ,SINGAPORE $ 1,000/= 3.MR.VENKATESAN, SINGAPORE $ 160/= 4.MR.ILANGO, SINGAPORE $ 145/= 5.MS.SINGH, SINGAPORE $ 145/= THE RPN CHARITBLE TRUST HAS VERY NEARLY COMPLETED THE TASK OF PROVIDING HEARING- AIDS TO THE HEARING IMPAIRED CHILDREN OF VELA SCHOOL IN 4 PHASES.
  8. 9. 2.BALAVIDYALAYA INSTITUTE FOR TEACHERS TRAINING, IS DOING EXCELLENT WORK AT CHENNAI, IN THE FIELD OF EARLY INTERVENTION OF HEARING IMPAIRED CHILDREN AND THEY HAVE DEVELOPED A TEACHING AID CALLED ‘ Dhwani’. IT COSTS RS.19,500/= TWO TEACHERS OF VELA SCHOOL, MISS.SUBASHINI AND MRS.VADIVAMBIGAI ARE IN THE EARLY INTERVENTION SCHEME .THEY UNDERWENT ONE MONTH ORIENTATION PROGRAMME IN THIS INSTITUTE AND ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE USAGE OF THIS TEACHING AID. THE RPN CHARITABLE TRUST HAS DONATED THIS TEACHING AID TO THE CHILDREN OF VELA SCHOOL,THROUGH DONATIONS RAISED.
  9. 10. A SPECIAL TEST CALLED ‘BERA’ NEED TO BE PERFORMED TO ASSESS THE DEGREE OF HEAING LOSS, IN CHILDREN BELOW 0-3 YEARS OF AGE. NORMAL AUDIOGRAM CANNOT BE PERFORMED IN THIS CHILDREN. ONLY BASED ON THE DEGREE OF HEARING LOSS , A SUITABLE HEARING AID COULD BE CHOSEN FOR THE CHILD. VELA SCHOOL HAS NO FACILITES TO CONDUCT THIS TEST AT THE SCHOOL. THIS TEST COULD BE CONDUCTED ONLY IN BIG INSTITUTIONS. THE RPN CHARITABLE TRUST HAS INTERACTED WITH THE CHIEF OF ENT DEPARTMENT OF JIPMER HOSPITAL,PONDICHERRY AND MADE ARRANGEMENTS, FOR THE TEST TO BE CAREIED OUT IN THIS INSTITUTE. FRIDAYS ARE EAR MARKED FOR VELA SCHOOL CHILDREN. THE CHILDREN ARE SUBJECTED TO PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION TO FIND OUT WHETHER THEY HAVE IMPACTED WAX IN THE EARS AND ONLY IF THE EAR IS CLEAN THEY ARE SUBJECTED TO AUDIOGRAM TEST. IF THEY ARE FOUND TO HAVE WAX, IT IS REMOVED FIRST BEFORE THE TEST IS DONE.
  10. 11. 3.IT HAS BECOME ALMOST A ROUTINE FOR THE POWER TO FAIL AT THE TIME WHEN THE CHILDREN ARE SERVED DINNER. THIS WAS CAUSING HARDSHIP NOT ONLY TO THE CHILDREN BUT ALSO TO THE PEOPLE SERVING AND THE STAFF SUPERVISING. THE OFFICE AND THE COMPUTERS CANNOT FUNCTION WHEN THE POWER FAILS, WHICH NORMALLY LASTS FOR NOT LESS THAN TWO HOURS. WHEN THIS HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO THE NOTICE OF THE RPN CHARITABLE TRUST BY MR.MOHAN AND MRS.LATHA MOHAN, AN INVERTER WITH 1KVA CAPACITY WAS PROVIDED WITHIN 48 HOURS TO THE SCHOOL/HOSTEL, COSTING THE TRUST A SUM OF RS.16,000/= MRS.RENUKA MUMMA REDDY OF COIMBATORE CAME VOLUNTARILY FORWARD TO PAY THE ENTIRE COST OF THE INSTALLATION OF THE INVERTER TO THE RPN CHARITABLE TRUST . OUR HEART FELT THANKS TO THIS GREAT LADY.
  11. 12. 4.THE RPN CHARITABLE TRUST HAS ARRANGED FOR CORPORATE DONATION OF TWO FAIRLY NEW COMPUTERS FOR THE BENEFIT OF CHILDREN OF THE INSTITUTE,THROUGH SRI.C.DHARMA PRAKASH OF CYBERNET SLASH SUPPORT,CHENNAI. 5.THE RPN CHARITABLE TRUST HAS DONATED FAIRLY NEW HP ALL-IN- ONE PRINTER SCANNER COPIER FOR THE ADMINISTRTIVE USE OF THE INSTITUTE. 6. WHEN THE SCHOOL MANAGEMENT WANTED TWO STEEL CUPBOARDS FOR STORING FILES AND HEARING AIDS, MR.A.PICHANDI OF VALAVANUR CAME TO THE HELP OF THE TRUST AND BORE THE COST OF TWO CUPBOARDS . THERE ARE COUNTLESS OTHER WELL WISHERS WHO CAME TO THE RESCUE OF THE RPN CHARITABLE TRUST WHEN THE TRUST WANTED TO PERFORM ONE GOOD WORK OR OTHER.
  12. 13. THE GIRL IN THE NEXT SLIDE WAS AFFECTED BY POLIO AND SHE CANNOT USE BOTH HER LEGS DUE TO ATROPHY. SHE LOST HER FATHER.MOTHER IS WORKING FOR A SMALL SALARY. SHE DISCONTINUED HER B.Com DUE TO WANT OF FUNDS. SHE WAS ABSORBED BY VELA SCHOOL AND HAS BEEN OFFERED THE JOB OF TAKING CARE OF MENTALLY CHALLANGED CHILDREN, FOR A STARTING SALARY OF RS.2,000/= AND ALLOWED TO STAY IN THE HOSTEL. THE RPN CHARITABLE TRUST HAS TAKEN UP THE RESPONSIBILITY OF FUNDING HER TO COMPLETE HER B.Com AND TO CONTINUE HER M.Com, IF SHE SO WISHES.
  13. 15. This Presentation Has Come To You From Dr.R.P.Ramanan [Managing Trustee] The RPN Charitable Trust 14/5.Chokalingam Street, East Shanmugapuram, Villupuram. 605 602 Phone:9443333022 Email:rpramanan@gmail.com

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