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  • 2015

    PCTC is stepping into its 25th year

  • 2014

    45 Motivation Wheel chairs were provided to the children with severe disability with support from 2 bears-UK

    PCTC has been approved as Block Level Disability Mitigation, Rehabilitation Facilitating Agency(BDMFRA) by the Tamilnadu Rural Livelihood Mission(TNSRLM) Government of Tamilnadu from this year on wards.

  • 2013

    Solar desk study lamps distributed to: 300 children (One child one lamp)

    A pilot study was conducted in Kothanthavadi on the impact of Millennium Development goals.

    A Network –TNCP 2015 was initiated along with other NGOs in Tamilnadu.

    Peoples festival 2013- in Porkunam Village

    Indoor play room was established for children with special needs with the support of PLAY AWAY-UK.

  • 2012

    Another pilot study about the status of leprosy cured persons in Thurinchapuram Block was taken up as an issue with the District administration by the net work of NGOs. The collector positively responded to conduct special camps in the entire district only for the leprosy cured persons to issue ID cards. In the mean time the special petition by the federation of people with disabilities to Chief minister’s cell has given way to a policy note by the state authorities to provide monthly maintenance grants to all the leprosy cured persons. It is also notified that two pairs of MCR sandals to be given every year through the Differently abled welfare department.

    Makkal Thiruvizha-in Seelapandal.

  • 2011

    A pilot study was conducted on Early identification of children with disability, which has brought out the existing gaps in the system. This study was well accepted by the government of Tamilnadu and the study was expanded to screen 224000 children in the district.

    Completion of Tsunami Program- official handing over of the day care center for children with disability to TREE NGO in Tarangambadi.

    Makkal Thiruvizha-in Vedanthavadi.

  • 2010

    Construction of building for garment making unit.

    Children’s library was inaugurated at the center by Marie jose wouters. This library was possible with her support. She had donated the royalty she had received from the publishers for her book on St. Nicholas.

    Devanampattu had the privilege of hosting Makkal Thiruvizha 2010.

  • 2009

    The process to form Panchayat level federation for women Self help groups initiated.

    Makkal Thiruvizha-in Mallavadi.

  • 2008

    Publishing of book in tamil on – Thamiz maruthuvam koorum vazhvial Nerimuraigal ( life style of our culture – to have a healthy life).

  • 2007

    Establishing Block Resource center for Children with Special needs under Sarva Siksha Abiyan -Education for all program.

    Completion of New building for the Sidha Hospital.

    Feasibility study on Social Tourism project was done by Caroline Pfister of School of Tourism Samedan.

    Continuing Tsunami Rehabilitation program -Construction of 69 Toilets at Erukattancherry.

  • 2006

    Resource centre for the Rehabilitation of People with disability initiated in Tarangambadi as part of our Tsunami rehabilitation program.

    'Un Autre regard' a book written by Celine DARMAYAN AND Mael G.LAGADEC was published. She was a volunteer staying with PCTC for 6 months.

    A DVD film on PCTC activities was produced by Celine Darmayan.

    HIV/AIDs Care and support program initiated by PCTC

    A book on diabetic awareness and management was published this year.

  • 2005

    National Program for the Rehabilitation of people with disability implemented.

    PCTC involved in the Tsunami Rehabilitation program at Erukatancherry- Tarangambadi Taluk, Nagapattinam District.

    Completion of Human resource Development Center at Kariyandal PCTC Campus with the support of Fondation for the kids Switzerland and Swiss Friends.

    New building for Mazhalai Special School for Children with special needs.

    Launching of the Website-Thanks to Celine Darmayan.

  • 2004

    We continue to consolidate and to sustain the programs Developed in Thurinchapuram Block towards collective self reliance.

    A new venture...TANSCET- Tamil Nadu Students' Centered Teacher's federation- "An opportunity creation" program for rural students with the support of teachers committed to students' centered teaching.

    Implementing integrated Education for the Disabled in close collaboration with "Education for all programs. (SARVA SIKSHA ABIYAN).

    Publishing a book on "Kutti Doctor's Program" (Student Doctors).

    Tsunami Rehabilitation program in Tarangambadi area.

    Rehabilitation program for Persons living with HIV was initiated .

    Website for PCTC was designed by Celene Dharmayan

  • 2003

    Construction of the Human Resource Development Center.

  • 2002

    Implementing National program for the Rehabilitation of people with Disabilities (NPRPD), a Government of India Program.

    Training of "Care givers" with the Support of National Trust Government of India.

  • 2001

    Publishing "RATHATHIN NIRAM SIGAPPU" a book on Anemia prevention.

  • 2000

    Starting the pilot CBR program in all the 18 Blocks of Tiruvannamalai District.

    Starting the Adolescent Health Promotion Program.

    Publishing "KANNI PARUVATHILE" a book on Adolescent Health.

  • 1999

    Creation of the people's Sidha Dispensary at PCTC Campus for a fully fledged community Health program.

    Regular monthly training for the parents of children affected by disability.

  • 1998

    Creation of the interface on disability program - Early detection - Early intervention and rehabilitation for children with disabilities.

    Affiliation of our self help groups to Government's Women Development Program.

    Establishment of a 15 acres Farm for PCTC.

    Andheri Hilfe, Germany supported Women empowerment program from this year for three years.

    Child Relief and you (CRY) supported Rehabilitation program for 4 years from this year.

  • 1997

    Disability Net work of organizations working with people with disability was started in Tiruvannamalai District.

    Land in Nookambadi was acquired and the building was constructed with the support of Swiss friends.

  • 1996

    Self help groups for women was initiated

    Social forestry program was started

  • 1995

    Formation of Self Help groups (Micro Credit Program).

    The Community Based Rehabilitation program was extended to the entire Block.

  • 1994

    Establishment of the Ortho workshop.

  • 1993

    Construction of Training Centre at PCTC with the support of EDMF-Fraqnce.

    Construction of building for transitional home. and Administration office

    Support for Community Health Program from Indo German Social Service Society(IGSSS) for two years.

  • 1992

    The family life education Program for rural teenage girls was initiated.

  • 1991

    People's Craft Training Center was registered as a trust.

    The rehabilitation program for Polio affected persons started.

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