At least 20 vocational training students who were stranded at CSI School for the Deaf in San Thome have been sent to their native places within Tamil Nadu.
A few days ago, the school, along with the local police arranged vehicles to ferry them to their respective home towns.
Since lockdown, these hearing-impaired students have been staying at the school’s hostel. They could not go home as all train and bus services were cancelled following lockdown. Since then, the school has been finding it hard to manage food and other essentials for these students.
Says Latha, in charge of the vocational training unit here, “From late March, we have been finding it very hard to arrange food and other essentials for these students. Also, it was very difficult to engage them throughout the day. Though we were engaging them through movies and news, they were restless. Hence, with the help of police and a few friends, we arranged vehicles and dropped them to their native places.”