Hearing, visually challenged conduct NSS camp

Staff Reporter

They will interact with lawyers, Youth Red Cross representatives

They will also learn road safety and fire safety rules.

CHENNAI: About 50 boys from St. Louis Institute for the Deaf and the Blind in Adyar are holding a 10-day National Service Scheme camp at Model Senior Secondary School in Saidapet.

They will stay on the school premises from Friday, clean it and conduct health camps for the residents of the locality.

For the 13 visually challenged students and 37 hearing impaired boys from St. Louis, the camp is nothing new.

The school has been conducting such camps for the last seven years.

As part of the camp, they will have interactive sessions with lawyers, Youth Red Cross representatives and a librarian from Annamalai University.

They will also learn road safety and fire safety rules.

The students will be provided training in income-generation programmes and will participate in games that create awareness about various social ills.

NSS Project officer T. Sowriraj said the aim of the camp was to ensure that the students became self-confident. “We have been holding such camps for seven years.

When we distribute flyers during such camps on the streets the response is poor. However, in a school like this the response will be better as the parents of the students are being encouraged to attend the health camp.”

Model Senior Secondary School principal K. Nagaraj addressed the students and narrated Helen Keller’s life story.

Social activist L.M. Santhi, and teachers and parents of St. Louis participated.

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