Mrs. Madhuram Narayanan Charitable Foundation funds the ‘Save-a-child’ scheme and provides a lifeline to children with heart disease through Apollo Hospitals Charitable Trust. The foundation works with the philanthropic wings of industry associations such as the Confederation of Indian Industry and NGOs such as The Banyan and REACH for tuberculosis research.
Volunteers attending to the special Children at the Madhuram Narayanan Centre
Support to health care facilities and research institutes such as Voluntary Health Services, Sankar Nethralaya and Cancer Institute
The Madhuram Narayanan Centre for Exceptional Children bagged both national and regional awards at the India NGO Awards 2012-13 organised by The Resource Alliance and supported by Rockefeller Foundation and Edelgive Foundation.
Jaya Krishnaswamy, Director, MNC, received the national award from Preneet Kaur, Minister of State, External Affairs, Government of India, at a function held on 13 August 2013 at the India Habitat Center, New Delhi.
The Sankara Schools (Sri Sankara Senior Secondary School, Adyar and Sri Sankara Vidyashramam Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Thiruvanmiyur) in Chennai have made a name for themselves as well-known institutions. These schools offer curriculum, which are of the highest standards, and are professionally run by a Board of Trustees.
The Madhuram Narayanan Centre for Exceptional Children founded by The Sanmar Group in 1989 provides early intervention and specialised training for children with various types of developmental delays and associated conditions.
Training at the Centre is based on the ‘UPANAYAN' – Early Intervention programme developed indigenously by a team of experts. The Centre in its 20+ years service has on its journey, guided, counseled and trained parents in the care of over 3,500 children.
Teachers and MNC students participating in an annual day function
Mrs. Jaya Krishnaswamy, Director, Madhuram Narayanan Centre for Exceptional Children, Chennai, received the "Best Social Worker Award - 2012" in the field of Differently Abled Persons from the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Selvi. J. Jayalalithaa on 15th Aug. 2012 at Fort, Chennai.
The Madhuram Narayanan Centre (MNC) for Exceptional Children's ‘moving ahead' programme enables children with developmental delays to continue school education in special and mainstream schools after completing the early intervention programme. Over the last few years, students have been successfully enrolled in mainstream schools. It is a graduation day of a different kind indeed at MNC.
11 children from the Madhuram Narayanan Centre for Exceptional Children (MNC) will be moving into mainstream schools in the coming academic year. To mark this, MNC conducted 'Moving Ahead', an event to mark the successful completion of the early intervention programme on 19 April 2013. Director of the Centre of Training and Resources in Early Childhood Education, Chennai, Prema Daniel was the chief guest for the event.
Of the 11, two are from Govt El Centre, two from SRTC Autism Centre and seven from MNC. In addition, two children will be moving to Little Flower School for the Visually Challenged.
These children had developmental delays of different types and degrees, and through early intervention they have now been integrated in mainstream schools.
The institute has successfully enrolled 51 children in mainstream schools over the past six years. The children are guided and directed by therapists and special educators, with the aid of music, yoga and play therapy.
The children proudly went up on stage, clad in graduation hats and overcoats, to receive gifts from the chief guest. Their parents were, understandably, at a loss for words as they shared the experience of the improvement witnessed in their wards.