Montfort Community Development Society, MCDS is a much sought after Centre for Block Placement and Concurrent Field Work for more than twenty years. The following are some of the establishments that send candidates for Block Placement and Concurrent Field Work from various Post Graduates and Researchers from all over India and from abroad. The following are some of the colleges that send Interns to MCDS:
|Loyola College, Chennai||BCM College, Kottayam, Kerala|
|Stella Maris College, Chennai||Rajagiri College, Kottayam, Kerala|
|Madras Christian College, Chennai||Central University, Kasargod, Kerala|
|Madras as School of Social Work, Chennai||St Thomas College, Thirssur|
|D G Vaishnav College, Chennai||Loyola College, Trivandrum|
|Hindustan College of Arts & Science, Chennai||Tata Institute of Social Work, Mumbai|
|Mar Gregorious College, Chennai||Rostrevor College, Adelaide, Australia|
|Vivekananda College, Chennai||University of Waikato, New Zealand|
|St. Joseph’s College, Pilathara, Kannur, Kerala||Individuals from Germany, Africa, Singapore, Australia, England, USA etc.|
CBR(Community Based Rehabilitation) for Children with Disabilities - We have 90 of them who are with us from 9.30 am to 4.30pm. In addition to daily care, they are given training in, Yoga, Physiotherapy, Vocational Skills, Dance Therapy and Occupational Skills. They are also given training in Speech, Activities of daily living, intellectual growth aimed at admitting potential candidates to regular schools and social interaction through games and outing for their adaptation and integration into society. Parents are kept involved through Monthly Meetings and disability Awareness Programs specially designed for them.
It helps them to spent meaningful/Cheerful and stress relieving two hours with activities like storytelling, news readings, yoga and other exercises, indoor games and group dance practice etc.
Thirteen Evening Study Centres we organize at different locations of various slums of Chennai and Slum Relocated areas help prevent Child Labor. Classes are conducted during evening hours revising the subjects and engaging them in various co-curricular activities so as to motivate them and bring out their hidden talents. Thus they are encouraged to excel in their education and thus prevent dropping out and consequently become Child Laborer.
On all working days we have a full time Experienced Doctor, a Nurse and the driver visit various slum and schools on regular basis to check up and dispense medicines free of cost. On Fridays and Saturdays, in addition to the Clinic on Wheels, Medical camps/screenings in Eye, Dental, Cancer, TB as well as Camps on Health and Hygiene are organized. Over 25000 patients benefit by our ‘Clinic on Wheels’ and over 15000 benefit through various ‘Screening Camps’ annually.
School Drop-outs are assisted to be brought to the main stream. The youth who have discontinued their studies are helped to clear their 10th/12th examination with the help of our Open School system.We have three such centres to help these youth enabling them to reach the mainstream.
Our SHG groups are present at 11 different Slum areas and each area consists of an average of 200 women registered to our MCDS SHG groups. Several Groups in a particular area is called a ‘Federation’. They are assisted to get bank loans to start their own entrepreneurship. They serve as our entry point to the locality to reach out to the needy of the area. These SHG groups help us to organize Medical and Health Camps in their locality on Fridays & Saturdays.
Two weeks/one week tour to Kerala “God’s Own Country”:
Munnar, Thekkady, Vagamon, Idukki Dam, Kumili, Kodaikanal, Alleppey, Kovalam, Trivandrum…etc.
This package include Travel, Food and Accommodation.