A project of Malankara Orthodox Church-in Damascos –Kothamangalam an ancient very important centre of Syrian Christians. This charitable project of Malankara Orthodox Church has achieved appreciation and encouragement of the public. His Holiness Catholica Bava loves to call this institution as a “Prakasha Gopuram” of the church .

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About SANTWANAM

To Perform acts of charity for those in need, to establish, setup, maintain, assist, finance a Special School cum training centre for the relief, help, development of retarded, mentally, physically, or otherwise children and for performing such other charity acts, as per the directions of H.H. Moran Mar Baselious Marthoma Paulose II, the then Catholicose designate a charitable society was registered on 27th August 2008 with the name “Mar Baselious Augen Charitable Foundation (Reg. No. ER. 495/08)". The Foundation is a project of Malankara Orthodox Church.

Santwanam Special School Started with Blessings, Directions and support of H.H. Our Bava Thirumeny. The School is completing 6 Years. A three storied building is completed in Damascos, Kothamangalam in the property owned by the Catholicose and Malankara Metrapolitan of Malankara Orthodox Church. Necessary arrangements, furniture and equipments are provided. Required qualified and dedicated persons are appointed on the staff. Santwanam Special School is recognised by the Government of Kerala. 69 Students- Challenged Mentally and Physically- are provided care and training. A fellowship for them that they enjoy! Our Monthly expenses are at an average of Rs. 115,000/- . There is a vehicle for the transportation of students. The construction expenses, maintenance expenses and recurring expenses are met by generous supporters and sponsors. As on 31 March 2014, there are 1875 Supporters and Sponsors for Santwanam. The membership of Mar Baselious Augen Charitable Foundation is 94 as on 31 March 2014.

History

The initial idea of caring for mentally challenged people came off in a fellowship of people as Fr. M.M Abraham, Thomas Paul(now our dear Rambachan), K V James and Jacob Ittoop. They began the school for the challenged and were running for six years.
Those students were taken over to Santwanam Special School in 2008.

Santwanam Special School

In 2008 the classes began in Mar Baselious Orthodox Church Damascos, Kothamangalam .

Those students were taken over to Santwanam special school in 2008. Classes began with 23 students and three teachers. The students were transported in a vehicle donated by Fr. M.M Abraham who was the initiative force behind Santwanam special school.

School building

Sanction was accorded by HH Moran Mar Baselious Marthoma Didimos I, the Catholicose and Malankara Metropolitan for the school building to be constructed in survey no. 1006/5 in Kothamangalam in the property owned by the Catholicose and Malankara Metrapolitan.


The permit for the construction of school building was issued by the municipality in the name of HH Didimos Bava as per application submitted by His Holiness.
Foundation stone of the new building for Santwanam Special School was laid on 26-11-2008 by H.B Paulose Mar Milithios - Catholicose Designate

The Ground floor was dedicated and inaugurated by HH MORAN MAR BASELIOUS MAR THOMA PAULOSE II, The supreme head of Malankara Orthodox Church on 16 March 2011.

The first floor was blessed and inaugurated by HH Baselious Mar Thoma Poulose II on 21-8-2012.
The Second floor of Santwanam Special School is ready for occupation - will be inaugurated by our Bava Thirumeni on 27-5-2014.
The top floor is left as a hole - for extending vocational training and work centre.
Partition into required rooms can be done later. It is open for further sponsors and well wishers to fullfil the construction on top floor.

Barnabas Thirumeni

മലങ്കര നസ്രാണികളുടെ പൗരാണിക കേന്ദ്രമായ കോതമംഗലത്ത് മലങ്കര സഭയുടെതായി പ്രവർത്തിക്കുന്ന സ്വാന്ത്വനം സ്പെഷ്യൽ സ്കൂളിന്‍റെ ഒരു ട്രസ്റ്റി ആയിരുന്ന, ബർണബാസ് തിരുമേനി സ്കൂളിനുസാമ്പത്തിക സഹായം ചെയ്യുകയും പ്രവർത്തനങ്ങളിൽ താത്പര്യപെട്ടുകൊണ്ടിരിക്കുകയും ചെയ്തു. 2009-ൽ തിരുമേനി സ്കൂൾ സന്ദർശിച്ച് പ്രവർത്തനങ്ങൾ കണ്ടു. നിർമല മാനസരായ കുട്ടികളോട് സംസാരിച്ച് ഏറെ സമയം അവരോടു കൂടി ചിലവിട്ട് അവരുടെ ആദരവു നേടി. അദ്ധ്യാപകരെ പ്രോത്സാഹിപ്പിച്ചുകൊണ്ട് "ഈ കുഞ്ഞുങ്ങൾ ദൈവമക്കളാണ് .അവരെ ബഹുമാനിച്ച് സ്നേഹത്തോടെ അവരോട് ഇടപെടണം.ദൈവം നിങ്ങളെ അനുഗ്രഹിക്കട്ടെ" എന്ന് കല്പിച്ചു.

Governing Board
His Holiness Moran Mar Baselious MarThoma Paulose II - Patron and Founder President.

  • President - His Grace Yuhanon Mar Policarpos (Metrapolitan of Angamaly Diocese).
  • Vice president - Prof. E. M. Paulose , Erumala.
  • Secretary - Mathew Varughese , Erumala.
  • Joint Secretary - P V Behanan, Poickadathu, Nedumbasseri.
  • Treasurer - Very Rev. Mathai Edayanal Cor- Episcopa
  • Director - Fr. George Patlattu
  • Members
    - Jacob Ittop Ancheril.
    - Abraham Jacob, Kolenchery.
    - Dr. Wilson Varghese, Odackaly.
    - E P Kuriakose, Edayanal, Pazhamthottam.

Our Faculty

Our Teachers know the different talents of their loved students and they always try to develop them .Our teachers are Well qualified and dedicated. The Faculty :

  • Principal – Athira Krishnan, B.B.A, B. Ed.(Special)
  • Special Educator - Anila T.T
  • Special Educator – Merin Sunny, B.A, B. Ed.(Special)
  • Special Educator – Athira P.G
  • Vocational Supervisor – Celeenamma Mathew
  • Vocational Instructor – Bindu George
  • Physiotherapist – Bindhu A.M
  • Speech/Development Therapist - Thajnisa Majeed B.A D.C.C.D
  • Mrs. Vineetha C.G, B.A, B. Ed.(Special)-On Leave
  • Krishnapriya A.R -On Leave
  • Dhanyamol K.K -On Leave
  • Driver – Uthuppu Daniel
  • Peon – Jibi Jacob
  • Aaya – Manju P.K
  • Dr. Wilson Varghese - Visiting Doctor (Honorary)

GLORY TO GOD THE ALMIGHTY

It is a three storied building with plinth area of 9400 sq. ft. There are facilities for ball therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, work area, indoor and outdoor games. Teaching and training suited to each one according to their limited ability. The students are basically mentally challenged. Some of them are physically challenged also. Multiple difficulties they face. Trained fully qualified regular teachers are seven.
A trained physiotherapist cares for the physical challenges.

Milestones
23 JUNE 08

Kalpana no. 38/2008 HB Paulose Mar MilitiosCatholicose Designate to begin a special school in Kothamangalam.

30 JUNE 08

Inauguration of Santwanam Special School in Mar Baselious Orthodox Church

27 Aug 08

Registration of Mar Baselious Augen charitable foundation(Reg No. ER 495/08)

26 Nov 08

Laying foundation stone of Santwanam special school building by HB Paulose Mar MilitiosCatholicose Designate.

16 March 11

Inauguration of Ground floor by HH Moran Mar Baselios MarThoma Paulose II

21 Aug 12

Inauguration of First floor (Mini Auditorium, Ball therapy area, Activity area) by HH Moran Mar Baselios MarThoma Paulose II

11 Dec 2012

Recognition of Santwanam Special School by Government of Kerala- Reg. No. 711/2012

9 July 2014

Inauguration of Second floor(Vocational training and Work area) by HHCatholicose Moran Mar Baselious Mar Thoma Paulose II



9 July 2014

Launching of santwanam.org website


A. Patron Members
  1. H. H. Moran Mor Baselious MarThoma Poulose II
  2. H. G. Yoohanon Mar Policarpos Metrapolitan
  3. V. Rev. Mathai Edayanal Cor-Episcopa
  4. Rev. Fr. M. T. Thomas
  5. Baby Joseph
  6. M. C. Mathew
  7. P. K. Kuriakose
  8. Sabu Jacob
  9. Santhosh George
  10. P. George Varghese
  11. Saji Varghese
  12. Abraham Jacob
  13. Susan Thomas
  14. Joshi K. P.
  15. K. P. Stephen
  16. Rajan Thankachan
  17. Annie Rajan
  18. Thomas Mathew
  19. Jithin Mathews
  20. Dr.Varghese Paul
  21. E.P Kuriakose
  22. Varghese Oommen
  23. Thomas Varghese
  24. M.C John
  25. A. John
  26. Dr. George Mathew Erumala
  27. P.C Ulahannan
  28. M.C Varghese
  29. Mohan Jacob
  30. Shine Jacob
  31. Sajan Thomas
B. Institution Members
  1. St Mary's Orthodox Church, Pazhamthottam
  2. Do
  3. Do
  4. Do
  5. Bethlehem St. Mary's Dayara, Njaralloor, Kizhakkambalam
  6. Thrikkunnathu Seminary Chapel, Thrikkunathu Seminari, Aluva-01
C. Life Members
  1. Late H.G. Mathews Mar Barnnabas Metrapolitan
  2. K.O. George
  3. P. V. Jacob
  4. Fr. George Patlattu
  5. Benny Kuriakose
  6. Paul Varghese
  7. M. Varghese, Happy Villa
  8. Shaji Varghese
  9. Cose Kurian
  10. Dr. Biby Susan Abe
  11. Leelamma James
  12. Prof. P. C. Alias
  13. P. M. Chandy
  14. Reji Ittoop
  15. N. M. Mathai
  16. A. C. Paulose
  17. Mariamma P. George
  18. Saji P. Mathew
  19. Dr. Wilson Varghese
  20. P. V. Behanan
  21. T. P. Alias
  22. Prof. E.M. Poulose
  23. Pro. M.J. Idiculla
  24. Saju Ittan
  25. P. V. Korah
  26. Jacob Ittoop
  27. T.U. Poulose
  28. Jins P. Thannickal
  29. Deepak Kurian
  30. Fr. J . Poulose
  31. Daniel Thomas
  32. E.P John
  33. A.M Yacob
  34. Alex Kuruvila
  35. T.C John
  36. Samuel Mathunny
  37. Sanju Philips Kurian
  38. Cactus John
  39. Varghese George
  40. Manu Poulose
  41. M. Cheriyan Oommen
  42. Sonia Santhosh
  43. Mathew Varghese
  44. K.C Poulose
  45. Babu Paul
  46. Sunny Varghese
  47. Sijin Thomas
  48. Jackson Mathew
  49. Engr. Eldhose Mathew
  50. K.K Skariah
  51. Kezy P. Adai
  52. Dr. Rajesh A.R
  53. K.E Abel
  54. Dr. M.I Mohan
  55. Marilyn P.Mathew
  56. Prof. P.I Daniel
Our Financials

Our accounts are audited by :Mr Sudarsanan N. Bcom, FCA.
Charted accountant.
Kothamangalam-686691.


RECEIPTS & PAYMENTS ACCOUNT FOR THE PERIOD FROM 01-04-2013 TO 31-03-2014


RECEIPTS AMOUNT PAYMENTS AMOUNT
To Opening Balance     By Salaries&Allowances 729,800 00
       Interest & Bank charges     2,499 00
Cash      11,950 00 Miscellaneous Expenses     2,670 00
SBT Kothamangalam-0310    422,421 34  Postage     3,455 00
Advance from director      15,000 00 Printing & Stationary   28,990 00
Grant    357,445 00 Advances from director refund   15,000 00
School Fees        5,550 00 Computer   34,400 00
School Donation    360,521 00 Furniture & Equipment   76,960 00
Vehicle charge received from students      44,650 00 Refreshment & Lunch   51,038 00
Miscellaneous Income        2,255 00 Telephone Charges     2,409 00
Interest Received      19,358 00 Vehicle Running Expenses 200,326 00
Parent's Contribution for Onam celebration        8,000 00 Cleaning & Cleaning materials     4,657 00
Foundation Donation & Sponsorship 1,546,058 00 Donation to Community health acti   18,000 00
Vocational Training Programme      93,125 00 Compound works including digging well   21,990 00
    Medical aid          67 00
    Gift Item     4,320 00
    Electricity Charges     5,197 00
    Subsidy for transporting students     6,020 00
    Weighing balance     1,600 00
    Gas & Fuel     3,150 00
    Mike Set  65,290 00
    Vehicle Repairs & maintenance  67,004 00
    Management Association meeting    3,814 00
    Water Charge    8,788 00
    Audit Fees & Accounting charge  10,000 00
    Travelling expenses    1,272 00
    Gas connection deposit     3,050 00
    Vehicle insurance   29,083 00
    Membership Fees     1,500 00
    Function & Celebration   95,844 00
    Rate & Tax   13,570 00
    Building Maintenance   18,940 00
    Building under construction 780,150 00
    Stage Fittings & arrangements     8,000 00
    Utensils   11,735 00
    Vocational training expense   61,974 00
    CASH & BANK BALANCES    
    SBT Kothamangalam 0310   81,337 34
    Federal Bank Pazhamthottam 1613 395,520 00
    Cash in Hand   16,914 00
         
                                                                Total Rs. 2,886,333 34                                                                         Total Rs. 2,886,333 34
         

INCOME & EXPENDITURE ACCOUNT FOR THE PERIOD FROM 01-04-2013 TO 31-03-2014


EXPENDITURE AMOUNT INCOME AMOUNT
To Salaries & Allowances           729,800 00 By School Fees 729,800 00
" Interest &Bank charges               2,499 00 Grant 357,445 00
" Miscellaneous Expenses               2,670 00 School Donation 360,521 00
" Postage               3,455 00 Parent's Contribution for Onam celebration     8,000 00
" Printing & Stationary             28,990 00 Vehicle charge received from students   44,650 00
" Refreshment & Lunch             51,038 00 Miscellaneous Income     2,255 00
" Telephone Charges               2,409 00 Interest Received   19,358 00
" Vehicle Running Expenses           200,326 00 Vocational Training Programme   93,125 00
" Cleaning & Cleaning materials               4,657 00      
" Association Expenses               3,814 00      
" Donation to community Health Activity             18,000 00      
Compound work including digging well            21,990 00 Excess of Expenditure over Income 643,524 34
Medical aid                    67 00      
Gift Item               4,320 00      
Electricity Charges               5,197 00      
Gas & Fuel               3,150 00      
Vehicle repires & maintenance             67,004 00      
Membership Fees               1,500 00      
Building Maintenance(Electrical)             18,940 00      
Water charge               8,788 00      
Audit fees & Accounting charge             10,000 00      
Travelling expenses               1,272 00      
Vehicle Insurance             29,083 00      
Subsidy for transporting students               6,020 00      
Stage fittings & Arrangements               8,000 00      
Function & Celebration            95,844 00      
Vocational Training expenses            61,974 00      
Rate & Tax            13,570 00      
Depreciation          130,051 34      
         
         
Total Rs. 1,534,428 34 Total Rs. 1,534,428 34

BALANCE SHEET FOR THE PERIOD FROM 01-04-2013 TO 31-03-2014


LIABILITIES AMOUNT ASSETS AMOUNT
Capital Account     FIXED ASSETS    
Foundation Donation & Sponsorship     1,546,058.00     Computer        24,080 00
Add.General Fund                                    7,344,503.06     Furniture      155,955 65
Less:Net Loss                                              643,524.34 8,247,036 72 Vehicle(Bus)      555,665 22
      Mike Set        62,025 50
      Weighing Balance          1,520 00
      Tools & Equipment       10,302 87
      Utensils       16,046 14
      Building Under Construction  6,924,620 00
      DEPOSIT & INVESTMENTS    
      Gas connection Deposit         3,050 00
      CASH & BANK BALANCES    
      SBT Kothamangalam 0310       81,337 34
      Federal Bank Pazhamthottam-1613     395,520 00
      Cash in hand       16,914 00
      00    
           
Total Rs. 8,247,036 72 Total Rs. 8,247,036 72