About Us


Elwin Center 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 like Education, Medical help and evangelization. After that the campus was used as a Center 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 Intellectually Challenged people in the Diocese of Madurai and Ramnad.

The School was started on 6th August 1980 with 13 Intellectually Challenged 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 and now he is the correspondent of the school and Home. He is a rehabilitation Psychologist and a Special Educator. Slowly we increased the number of Students. And now we have 120 intellectually challenged children with 15 working intellectually challenged adults.

Founder of the Campus

Miss.Alice Elwin

A Missionary of Church of England ZENANA Missionary Society

Founder of the School


Rt. Rev. Dr. Thavaraj David


Mrs. Darling selvabai David

Who we are?

The CSI Home for mentally retarded, Satchiyapuram was started in the year 1980. Most of the children are coming from poor background and their parents are working in the Fireworks, Matchworks and Printing Industries. Therefore, the home is very much needed for this area. By God's grace we have been working for the last fifteen years for these retarded children. It is a great pleasure to serve these children. we are consider this as a service. we give appropriate basic education, vocational training, employment opportunity, moral education and personality development with the help of special teachers and other experts in this field.


The School was recognized by the Director of Social Welfare, Chennai on 01.06.1984

Last recognition Order:

proceeding of the Principal Secretary / State Commissioner for the Disabled, Chennai. PROC.NO. Proc.No.7169/Adm.7/2021, Dated: 16.11.2021 From 01.04.2020 TO 31.03.2023

Certificate of Registration

The certificate of registration is awarded as an institution for the persons with Disabilities vide S.No.Proc.No.71 69/Admin.7 12021, Dated: 16.11.2021 under section 52 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. The registration is valid for the period commencing fromn 01.04.2020 TO 31.03.2023

We serve for peoples

volunteers came to the school and organized art programs and sports competitions and gave prizes to the children.

Pure Food & Water

Government of Tamil Nadu has been giving Rs.200/- per child per month as food subsidy to hostel students studying in this school since 1992. But this subsidy is not given to all the children in the hostel.

Health & Medicine

Every year a team of doctors are visiting our home and conduct medical check up to our children and give necessary guidance on health and hygiene.


Classes 1 to 10 are divided and special education is imparted by specially trained teachers. Physiotherapy is provided by a trained doctor. Vocational training is also provided. Covering, binding, notebook making etc. are taught.

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Service Organizations Lions Club, Lions Club of Sivakasi Cosmos, Rotary Society, Innerwheel, JCs, YMCA, Service Organizations are helping in one way or another every year.

The volenteers come to the school as a group and play games and give gifts, refreshments and cheer the children.

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