Dr.Dathu Rao Memorial Charitable Trust

Dr.Dathu Rao Memorial Charitable Trust



Pathway Center for Rehabilitation and Education of the Intellectual Disabled focuses on individuals with Special Needs. At the Pathway Chennai Center, children are taught vocational skills in the Vocational Training Center. This houses the Pathway bakery, which produces dozens of loaves of bread and other baked goods that are sold in nearby neighborhoods. Also, the craft center allows children to improve dexterity by creating intricate crafts to be sold in local markets as well. Other notable facilities at this Vocational Training Center include a rooftop garden where vegetables are grown and instruction rooms for children with special needs.

First established by Dr. Prasad as a one-room operation in 1975, the Pathway Center has now expanded into a three-story medical and educational center. Each day, comprehensive care is offered to nearly 100 live-in patients as well as an additional 200 children and young adults from the surrounding neighborhoods.

In 2009, Gary Sabin dedicated a rehabilitation, educational, and residential home for disabled children at the Pathway farm, 60 miles south of the Chennai Center. The Sabin Center offers comprehensive rehabilitation and education to children and adults with developmental disorders, including mental disabilities, cerebral palsy, autism, and related disorders. This Center was also established to bring about an integration of both abled and disabled children. The Sabin center currently has facilities to serve 250 live-in children.

The Pamela Martinez School and Home for Children were built in 2001. It was established to assist both special need individuals as well as orphaned children. Today, it is currently home to 230 children who receive full-time housing, food, clothing, medical care, and schooling. The school offers education for children in kindergarten through 10th grade and is fully accredited by the Directorate of Matriculation Schools for the State of Tamil Nadu. Lessons are taught to focus on English conversation, reading, and writing, thereby preparing children for success in a global economy.

As Pathway children graduate, they need help funding their higher education. Your donation will help them succeed in college.

    Contact Details

    E-76/1, 12th West Street,
    Kamraj Nagar,
    Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai,
    Tamil Nadu - 600041

    +91 4424483949
    +91 9840029352

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