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1.   Nalunnakkal Theeram.
 

Nalunnakkal is a picturesque village near Changanacherry in Kottayam District. The villagers, many of them farmers, are comfortable with their leisurely lifestyle. Though there is progress in many areas in the village, the plight of the poor and other marginalized sections, especially that of people with disabilities, has been pathetic. ICSCs intervention with its Theeram center for children with learning disabilities brought new light and hope to these people. ICSC opened its first Theeram center at Madappally and  later moved its center and the office headquarters to Nalunnakkal. Theeram center was inaugurated by children with developmental disabilities in a simple ceremony by lighting a nilavilakku, the ceremonial lamp of Kerala. Twenty Eight young adults come to the centre for training. They are picked up from their homes in the morning and returned to their homes in the evening. The support the center receives from the villagers has been particularly overwhelming and encouraging. Nalunnakkal Theeram center trains 28 students in vocational skills. Orphanage Control Registration Number: 1999/2012.

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2.   Kurichy Theeram
 

Kurichy is a sleepy hamlet, south of Kottayam city in Kerala.The Theeram center in Kurichy is now awakening the villagers with its activities for children with learning disabilities. Theeram at Kurichy hopes that the center would be a ‘shore’ for many children with learning disabilities. We appreciate the support extended to us by the Kurichy Gramapanchayat and its leaders. Orphanage Control Registration Number: 1999/2012.

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3.   Alathur Theeram
 

Alathur, a village in Palakkad district, Kerala’s greenbelt, has become the home of India Center for Social Change’s third vocational training center. Alathur was one of the first villages where ICSC conducted its social survey.

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4.   Kunnamthanam Theeram
 
ICSC’s fourth vocational training center for children with learning disabilities was inaugurated on Saturday, 12th February, 2005. At a function held at Pulinthanam, a small village in Pathanamthitta district of Kerala State, mentally challenged children inaugurated the new center by lighting the lamp. Twenty mentally challenged children joined the center after ICSC staff identified about 45 such children in the village through a social survey.The transformation ICSC's Theeram has been able to make in the lives of the students is well appreciated by parents and the villagers.
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5.   Puthuppally Theeram
 
Mr. Oommen Chandy, the former Chief Minister of Kerala, formally inaugurated ICSC's "Theeram" vocational training center at Puthuppally in Kerala on Saturday, June 25, 2005. Inaugurating the new center, Mr. Chandy praised the services and contributions of ICSC towards the empowerment of children with learning disabilities, a much neglected section of the society. He expressed his happiness about ICSC extending its presence to Puthuppally, Mr. Chandy's own electoral constituency, and offered every help to the center from his government.
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6.   Kuttoor Theeram
 
India Center for Social Change opened its sixth "Theeram" vocational training center at Kuttoor in Pathanamthitta district in Kerala. The center was inaugurated on July 7, 2005. In the tradition of Theeram, 9 children who have joined the "Theeram" center in Kuttoor, have together inaugurated the new center by lighting, nilavilakku, the traditional lamp. The opening ceremony was attended by an enthusiastic crowd. Rev. Kuriakose Moolayil Corepiscopa (ICSC Director) presided over the function. Fr. Joseph Kulathramannil (on whose property the new center is constructed), Fr. Mathews Edathara (Vicar, St. Mary's Church, Augusta, USA), and Mrs. Mercy Joseph (Panchayat President, Kuttoor Panchayat) attended the inaugural function and spoke on the occasion. Mr. M.T. Jayan, co-ordinator of the center welcomed the gathering and Ms. Jayammol Thomas proposed vote of thanks. The function was followed by cultural programs presented by children from Theeram.
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7.   Alappad Theeram
 

The Tsunami affected village of Alappad was identified by Theeram for the support work sponsored by the Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese of USA. We helped the villagers overcome the mental trauma of the tragedy. Several camps were conducted to help the affected. Theeram participated in the cleaning works of Alappadu village, immediately after the tragedy occured. A Theeram centre for the children was started and is functioning well with the whole hearted support of the villagers. Several other supports measures are also being taken up. Orphanage Control Registration Number: 2065/2012.

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8.   Kasargod Theeram
 

Kasargod district is one of the most afflicted areas by the unscrupulous misuse of endosulfan pesticide. The percentage of severe physical and learning disabilities here is alarming. ICSC undertook a detailed survey in 2006 and found the desperate plight of the affected people. Therefore we were prompted to start a centre here. We identified Kayyur-Cheemeni panchayath and started a center on, 2007. 18 young adults are benefited by our works through this centre. We almost had to close down this centre due to financial paucity, but the timely intervention of Mr. Ajay George (Kuwait) with financial support helped us keep the centre afloat. The Panchayat authorities too have agreed to bear certain percentage of the expenses there.

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9.   Karukachal Theeram
 

A Theeram centre was inaugurated on 23 September, 2007 at Karukachal.Fifteen young adults have joined the center and are being trained by our committed staff. Overwhelming local support enabled us to locate and renovate a house where the center is now is functioning.

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10.   Kozhencherry Theeram
 

Theeram center at Kozhencherry is the newest and was inaugurated on 22 November 2007. Here the center is jointly organised by ICSC and the Rotary club of Kozhencherry. We are grateful to the Rotary Club for providing us with their facilities and a vehicle to pick up the students of the centre. We now have about 20 students at this centre. Orphanage Control Registration Number: 1998/2012.

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     Theeram Kalavedi participated Cultural Fest for differently abled organized by Social Justice Department and won prizes
     A painting meet of Theeram Trainees conducted by LIC Kottayam Division on 06.09.2013 at ICSC- Theeram Residential Centre Thrikkothamangalam. Mr. Santhosh Nalunnakkal, Mr. Sanoop K.S, Puthuppally and Mr. Akhil A.S. Puhtppally won First, Second and thired prizes repectively.
     ICSC Theeram Residential centre IInd Phase Inauguration witll held on 6.6.2015 at Thrikkothamangalam by Hon. cheif Minister Mr. Oommen Chandy. Prof. Dr. N. Jayaraj MLA. H.G. Philippose Mor Chrisostom Valiya Metropolitan, H.G. Dr. K.P. Yohannan Metropolitan, H.G. Gheevarghese Mor Coorilose Metropolitan, Prof. T.S.N Pillai, Prof. P. Radhika, Representatives of Block- Gramapanchayaths, other political leaders will participate in the public meeting. We invite all of your prayers .
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Director,
India Center for Social Change, 
Nalunnakkal Post
Vakathanam Kottayam,
Kerala, INDIA 686538
Email:moolelachen@yahoo.com

Telephone : 0481 2467356  Mob: 944 620 3002

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