Trustees of a Whitley Bay-based umbrella charity have entered into an international partnership with a special school for mentally challenged children in India.
Angels of the North has agreed to provide support to Adharana Special School in Hyderabad, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, that looks after 60 children.
Trustees from Angels of the North visited several similar small Non-Governmental Organisations in India before selecting Adharana Special School.
The charity’s international services co-ordinator Vishwanath Pullé said: “It has been incredibly difficult to choose one special school to partner with because all the visited special schools were doing absolutely fantastic work.
“My fellow Trustee and I were particularly impressed by the fact that Adharana Special School not only gives daily education in the normal range of subjects but also vocational training and daily physiotherapy exercises for good health and improvement in using their limbs.”
The Angels of the North were particularly impressed that Adharana provided an environment rich in sensory stimulation and vocational skills.