Mangaluru, June 26, 2016: A Musical Evening was held at the Mangalore Chesire Home Kankanady and the residents were entertained recently. The United Artists Band Mangalore,a young dynamic talented music brass band group, under the baton of mucians F.M Lobo (Bejai),and Harry D’Souza (Bejai) performed. The music brought a sense of relaxation and weel being among the residents of the home.
Cheshire Home services : Speaking on the occasion Wilma Aranha, chairperson of Cheshire Homes (which is a non-governmental organisation), Mangalore, said that there were many cases of physical and mentally challenged persons in Mangaluru and surroundings and they planto start more centres. These centres will also have take the responsibility of enabling more challenged people to get a better life and be empowered.
Empowerment : The Cheshire Home here has more than 30 resident, enables inmates who are challenged in several ways to be empowered by training them in different skills like tailoring, screen printing, greeting-card making, phenyl-making, soap-making, envelope-making and horticulture.
The jasmine cultivation has been helping the home generate some income. Government grants are not regular and timely. It has to run the home by donations and through the income generated by selling the material produced by the inmates.
The Leonard Cheshire Disability International (founder of the Cheshire Home all over the world), With ‘Result based management’, with best efforts could improve the living conditions as also empower the disabled with livelihood programmes.