We are sad to inform you that Mrs Sarah Kailath, wife of Padmabhooshan Professor Thomas Kailath
passed away in San Francisco on 15th
October 2008. Sarah had always been a good friend
and staunch supporter of Marion Play Home. She was involved in many charities both in the USA and India.
It was Sarah and Professor Kailath who provided the land where the new Rehabilitation Centre is currently
being built. We extend our condolences to Professor Kailath and the family.
The construction of the Rehabilitation Centre is progressing well
and the concreting of the last floor (third floor) has been completed.
The builder has started the interior work and our hope is to finish
the building by April, 2010, in time for the new academic year. The
non-availability of river sand is a serious concern and it is causing
delays in the completion of the building.
In spite of very generous donations from the Kailath Family Trust, the
Ebby Memorial Fund of the Kolenjikombil family in Kuwait and local
individual donations, we still require and request further donations
from friends and well-wishers.We reckon that another Rs.25 lakhs will
be needed to complete the centre and to furnish the
classrooms, boarding and equip the physiotherapy, speech training and
Mrs Kun Vegas took the students to the Trivandrum Club for a Christmas dinner and it proved to be an
evening of fun and games. We thank the Club management for providing the students with food and beverages,
the cost of which was borne by the Club.
A Parents Awareness Day was organised and conducted by Dr. Elsie Philip and the school psychologist to
provide direction to parents on how to look after children with special needs.
In September this year, Nicky George with his cousin Jacob Chacko
climbed Mount Snowdonia, the highest peak (1000m) in England and
Wales, to raise funds for Marion Play Home. Our thanks to both of them.
Headmistress of Marion Play Home Ms. P. Thankamony and our Senior
teacher Ms. R. Sherin Kumari passed the Bachelor of Education degree (B
Ed MR) in October, 2009, the former with distinction. Our
congratulations to both of them!