Video-Pal Program

My name is Sophia Cohen, and I live near Miami, Florida. Every other Friday night, I stay up until 10:30 PM eastern time and await a Skype call from Chennai, India, where it is 9:00 AM. When I answer this call, I talk to students at Pathway who are eager to increase their conversational English […]

Christmas at Pathway

Pathway celebrated Christmas with heart-filled prayer and great fervour. It was a double bonanza — with two celebrations, one at the Farm and the other at Chennai. As one guest quipped, “It is getting bigger and better each year!” The Pamela Martinez School and the Sabin Centre joined in a grand pageant. The buildings, trees […]

From the Directors

As we welcome the New Year, we are indeed grateful for the many blessings we have received this past year. Of course we had our share of challenges too, but it is heartening to know that we have been blessed with courage, strength, and above all with mercy by God to overcome these trials. We […]

Featured Student: Ajith

Ajith is a soft-spoken tenth grade student at the Pamela Martinez Matriculation School, whose  gentle and helpful spirit and articulate ability in language have helped fellow Pathway students, staff, and visitors.  After his father died when he was six years old, Ajith joined Pathway, along with his younger brother Balaji, who is now in the […]

Vocational Excellence Awards

It was a day of celebration, filled with expectation and excitement, as young men and women and children with disabilities gathered from different parts of Chennai and the Kanchipuram District. All assembled in the “Southern Crown,” a splendidly-decorated, spacious hall at the GRT Grand, a popular five-star hotel, which was the event’s hospitality partner. Many […]

2014 Children’s Day

It was time for fun and frolic, a day of celebration, as the staff and children of Pamela Martinez School prepared for Children’s Day, a day to remember Jawaharlal Nehru, free India’s first prime minister, with love and fondness. The excitement grew as the enthusiastic children all assembled to celebrate the event. Ably led by […]

Featured Student: Arokkiaraj

Arokkiaraj is a pleasant, friendly, and helpful tenth grade student. Having lost both his parents, Arokkiaraj has been at Pathway since 2007 and is the youngest child of five in his family. Very proficient at English, he often interprets for others and has become a trusted leader, teaching the small children in the Primary, leading […]

Volunteers: The Dosdalls

Newsletter editors Jim and Karen Dosdall, affectionately known to the Pathway children and staff as Grandpa and Grandma, spent three weeks in October visiting at the Pamela Martinez School. From 2008 until 2010 the Dosdalls served at Pathway as humanitarian service missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Now residents of Utah, […]

National Skill Conference

Pathway Directors recently participated in meetings with the Functional Vocational Training and Research Society (FVTRS) of Bangalore, seeking to expand vocation training for the disabled. Dr. Prasad was invited to speak at the “Skill India” national convention, as CEO’s from networking organizations explored job training and placement for persons with mental disabilities and related conditions. […]

Diwali: A Festival of Lights

There was joy and excitement in the air as children waited with great expectation, the wait ended quickly as they assembled to witness fireworks and it was thrilling to see the beaming faces and hear to the crescendo of their cheers, as they started lighting large and small fireworks.