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RAPHAEL- Ryder Cheshire International Centre, was founded jointly in Dehradun (Uttarakhand) in 1959 by Group Captain Lord Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire of Woodhall, VC, OM, DSO***, DFC and his wife, Baroness Sue Ryder of Warsaw, CMG, OBE.
We provide services around the clock and the office is open from 9am-4.30pm on weekdays and till 1pm on Saturdays. Visiting hours are 10am – 3 pm
You can donate online through our website. There are several options for you to choose from. We also accept donations in cash and kind, except for used personal items.
Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with information about yourself and how much time you want to spend here. We will reply to you at the earliest. You can also apply using the online application form.
Admission will be based on the assessment findings of the Multi-Disciplinary Team.
Appointments for assessment can be made through email or by phone. Appointments are usually given for Mondays and assessments can take 2-4 days.
The child should be between the age of 9 to 18 years.
Children who are 6 years and above are given admission to the day school. A child below 6 years may be provided early intervention services 2-3 times a week, depending on the need. Those living outside Dehradun and who cannot be provided services on campus may be given a home-based programme.
We do not charge any school fees.
Yes, If the child is on regular medication, eg.,for epilepsy, and is living in the hostel, the nursing staff will ensure that the medicines are given as prescribed.
- Patients from outside Dehradun are given medicine for 5 to 6 days and are referred to their respective District TB Officers (DTO) for further treatment.
- Those admitted in Hospital from outside Dehradun are also referred to their DTOs on discharge, with medicines for 5 to 6 days, for continuation of their treatment.
Information regarding the courses is published in the national dailies by the Rehabilitation Council of India., and will also be on our website.
At this time we only offer the full time 2 year Diploma in Special Education (Mental Retardation).
No, we do not have accommodation. Trainees need to make their own arrangements.
It is Rs.25,000/- per year
The admissions of PwD in Lifelong Care is at the discretion of Raphael.
The Guest House has living accommodation and a community lounge cum dining room with a television. Each room has two beds and an attached bathroom with western style toilets and hot and cold water. The food is vegetarian and meals are provided for at reasonable rates. Payments are required to be made on a weekly basis.
Your everyday needs are available in shops in the vicinity of RAPHAEL.
If you need a visa to travel, please get it prior to arrival in India.
Please ensure that you apply for a tourist visa.
Check with your home country authorities on the requirements of travel and medical insurance.
Do not carry it around with you unless you are going to be staying at a hotel over a weekend. You will need the passport to check in. At all other times, keep it locked in your room or you can ask the office to keep it for you in safe custody.
Please check requirements with your home country before arriving in India.
If you are unwell during your time at Raphael, you will be looked after.
This will depend, to some extent, on the length of time you plan to spend at RAPHAEL, your qualifications and experience, and also your interests. Please remember that you do not need to have any special qualifications to work here.
The primary focus of our work is in the special education of children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. You could work as a teacher aide in the classrooms, assist with therapies, develop English conversation skills with the staff, help with office documentation and digitizing. You could help with social media, taking photographs and supplying daily news bytes.
You will, as a matter of procedure be asked to sign our Policy for Protection of Children and Vulnerable adults.
How you can help
We welcome volunteers/interns, overseas and Indian. We provide accommodation and food, at a minimal cost.
Donations can be made in a variety of ways towards any of our 3 main focus areas.