19 October 2006

Sylvia Wright



The Rangammal Memorial Rehabilitation Society was started by an English lady named Sylvia Wright. Who recalls:

'I came to India in 1981 in response to our Lord's call to "Go, sell all that you have, give it to the poor and follow Me".'


And now 25 years later and nearly 70 years old she remains completely committed to the Organisation she set up, The Rangammal Memorial Rehabilitation Society:




Her original inspiration has now become an organisation of four hundred staff and approximately 70,000 patients treated every year as both in-patients and out-patients at the Rangammal Hospital, in addition to handicapped people helped in the Organisation's related Schools and Community Programmes.

The Hospital is a unit of the Rangammal Memorial Rehabilitation Society and includes; the Rangammal Hospital, Rangammal Memorial Higher Secondary School for the Hearing Impaired, Vasavi Industrial School, Rangammal Memorial Teacher Training School for Hearing Impaired, Rangammal Memorial Day Care Centre for the Mentally Retarded and Cerebral Palsy, Outreach Community Programme, Village Clinics, RSVY Programme and a Pension Scheme.

4 comments:

Divyakka said...

What a wonderful, exceptional and inpirational soul!

Arunachala Living said...

Yes and she is truly living her dream of what she wanted for herself in this lifetime.

She is held in HUGE respect within her Organisation. They call her Madam and by the way most say it, it may as well be 'Your Majesty' they are saying.

MANGALARAJ D J said...

Deeply impressed by your service to the hearing-impaired. Recently I happened to come across RCI and the existence of a world of the children with special needs, till now unknown to me. Please accept my hearty congratulations
on your devoted involvement in a special mission.

MANGALARAJ D J said...

Deeply impressed by your service to the hearing-impaired. Recently I happened to come across RCI and the existence of a world of the children with special needs, till now unknown to me. Please accept my hearty congratulations
on your devoted involvement in a special mission.