MUSCAT :The pet project of Dr Abraham Mar Epiphanios Metropolitan, St Gregorios Special School for Mentally Challenged in Wayanad district, is an institution established and run by Sulthan Bathery Diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.
The Mount Olive located school in Kottakkunnu,Wayanad, is in the second phase of expansion mode and needs urgent funds to continue with the project and find space to accommodate more mentally challenged inmates.
The special school started in 2004 aims at the welfare and rehabilitation of the mentally challenged in the absence of a similar institution in the backward and hilly areas of Wayanad district.
Designed in a double-storeyed building in a campus area of 2 acres, the work on the ground floor having St Gregorios chapel, office and class rooms, and extra rooms have been completed.
The second phase involves building additional bed rooms, dormitory, living room in the first floor. A separate kitchen building with necessary facilities, play ground and a park are the other major works due to be completed for the school. The total estimated cost for the completion of these projects run to around Rs 65 lakhs.
Dr Epiphanios during his recent visit to Muscat Mar Greogorios Orthodox Church for the Passion Week services had made an impassioned plea to all the members to lend a helping hand to the schools activities. A pamphlet with a request by the Metropolitan was also circulated among the congregation.
Presently, accommodations have been provided to the inmates, most of them who are unable to perform their routine needs without any aid.
“We are constrained to accommodate more people even in the present peculiar circumstances in the days to come, for which we need more financial support from generous public especially from our church. You may kindly help this institution by your sincere prayers and financial support,” said Dr Epiphanios Metropolitan.
Dr Epiphanios is presently the Metropolitan head for the Sulthan Bathery Diocese and Assistant Head for the Bangalore Diocese.
Individuals may help by praying for the projects.
Those interested in sponsoring a room at the school worth Rs one lakh (can be paid in lump sum or by installments’) may contact the below address for details.
The special school is located at Poomala PO Wayanad – 673 592, Kerala
Ph: + 91-4936-220 969. Contributions for the project can be sent to SB A/C # 10690100231295, Federal Bank, Sulthan Bathery.