Elwin centre is a campus with 17 acres of land. A missionary lady Miss.Alice Elwin from England lived in this campus until 1961. She was involved in three kinds of ministries Education, Medical help and evangelization. After that the campus was used as a centre to train Bible women for our Diocese.
In the year 1980, when Rt. Rev .Dr. Pothirajulu was the Bishop of Madurai and Ramnad the School was started by Rev.Thavaraj David and his wife Mrs.Darling Selvabai David. During that time there were no Special School for the Mentally retarded people in the Diocese of Madurai and Ramnad.
The School was started on 6th August 1980 with 13 Mentally retarded children. As the children came from many different places hostel facilities were also provided for these children. In the year 1981 Mr.M.Dayalan Barnabas joined as a Headmaster of this School. He is a rehabilitation Psychologist and a Special Educator. Slowly we increased the number of Students.
“ SHINE LIKE STARS”
To make the Mentally Retarded person less dependent
To make sure that the Mentally retarded persons are given equal opportunity in their home and society. To give appropriate basic education, vocational training, employment opportunity, moral education and personality development with the help of special Teachers and other professionals in this field.