Over the past several years, MES Kalladi College has been working to enhance and provide the best model of education with its inclusive and sustainable approach. The vision of MES Kalladi College is to aspire for the educational advancement, Economic development and welfare of society through excellence in its activities. Institution consistently inspires students and provides a platform for methodological skill development, multidisciplinary scheme development, Ethical and human value development. Institution is always committed to offer the maximum potential opportunities in education to the under-privileged and marginalized people like tribal community, Muslim backward community and others. The institute follows the vision and work for the community to uplift its standard of quality by value added education and interdisciplinary research. Our college aims to work for the nation in its all attempts to empower the scheduled tribes and other backward communities. To tackle the challenges relating to comprehensive and all-encompassing strategy for the development of tribal and other backward communities, MES has already introduced DREAMES project in Attappady, which is the nearest tribal area to the college and started several excellent initiatives under the same. DREAMES (MES Drive for the Socii-Cultural Empowerment of Tribes) is a project established by MES Kalladi College in Attappady.
The DREAMS tribal empowerment project was beneficial to both students and tribal community. The programs received wide acceptance among the tribes and largely from the district administration. As the continuation of DREAMES project, in 2019-2020 academic year MES has brought a new startup of Special Education School for differently abled children from the tribal community and simultaneously from other backward communities. For this startup, 1.5 Acre land in Pattambi has bought and registered by MES management. As per the statistics, 40% of the 12 million children, are living with physical disabilities and suffering from various mental disabilities in India. Dyslexia, autism and cognitive disabilities are some of the learning problems that children with special needs face. Hence, the importance of schools for children with special needs is strongly required in our society. For the marginalized people, handling and looking after the differently abled children is very challenging and difficult as their status of standard of living is low. Thus Muslim Educational Society’s commitment towards excellence in the establishment of educational institutions motivated to take up the challenge of setting up a special school in Pattambi, Palakkad district.
MES special school mainly focus to provide quality education for differently abled students from childhood up to higher secondary and also mold them to be able with employability skills. Thus the classes and syllabus will be designed with trainings and practices to recognize and enhance their capacities for job also. This emphasis is to create and enabling then for an atmosphere of equal opportunities for education to all category of people and ensure sustainability of wellness and progress among the tribal community as well as other backward communities.
In addition to their school system for differently abled students, we design special education classes for these children with maximum creativity and practices. MES believes such kind of special education gives priority to the enjoyment and employability for specially-abled children. We strongly believe like all other children, special children, too have the right to receive proper education that helps them to grow and enjoy without fearing it. For tribal community, access to the special education is difficult now days, so we hope that this new venture of special education school will be a great help for them. The special education will be completely cost free for economically back ward students. Apart from the classes, an advanced unit for physiotherapy and hostel facility is also designed in this venture for both students and others. Unique aids and tools will be used, to teach a student with special needs. Some provisions are provided including access to free transport, free uniforms, books, and scholarships for financially struggling students. A disability certificate issued by the Office of the Commissioner for Disabilities has to be submitted by each students. Through education only we can help specially-abled individuals to overcome their barriers, and expand the horizon of the community when it comes to the making future, development, build confidence, and sustainability in well-being. So that, it is one the most supreme and vital parameter for a better tomorrow of the specially-abled students in the community. With its highly committed and organized approach toward the education and well-being of the community MES College is providing a thriving world of education to needed people. And dream of many people comes true through our DREAMES project.