The Pamela Martinez AgroFarm is the most innovative rehabilitation and educational facility in India. Currently housing 200 children who live there year-round, the Farm provides food, clothing, medical care, and education, while using agriculture as a means of therapy, job training, and income generation.
The Pamela Martinez – Pathway Agro Farm for children was established during September 2001. This unit has been established to assist children who are either orphan or destitute children, children from broken homes or children who may partial orphans are also being admitted. Currently the Agro-farm is housing 200 children who live all the time at the agro-facility and receive food, clothing, and medical help and undergo education at the school, which has been established at the farm. All Farm children attend a well organized English medium school as prescribed by the Government of Tamil Nadu. The school is fully recognized by the Directorate of Matriculation Schools, Chennai and this Directorate has accorded recognition from 1st to 8th standards/ grades during the year 2004-2005. During the year 2005-2006 the school has been further upgraded up to 9th and 10th standards and it has been proposed to open more facilities for children. This unit has been named after the donor houses a large facility consisting of the following:
Separate laboratories for biology, Physics, Chemistry and a library have been opened with all necessary ingredients. Further, a well quipped computer lab and a vast library has been added. All the children are taught various subjects including those subjects as per the syllabus and also thoughts and chapters from our scriptures and moral stories as every day teaching for an hour.
Considerable importance is given for English conversation, reading and writing. In addition to various learning opportunities, children are stimulated with painting, arts and drawing to hone their artistic abilities. At this time 60 staff have been appointed at the agro-farm, which include a Principal, faculty members, wardens, nurse, house mothers, doctor, dentist, cooks, watch and ward, driver, etc. All the staff is well qualified in their respective fields. In addition to the above six watch and ward staff have been appointed to ensure security for the facility.
The medical facility which has been functioning is offering comprehensive medical care to all live-in children of the Agro Farm and also offers medical sup
Apart from rehabilitation of the disabled these children require the blessings of the lord to attain spiritual attainment and bliss, I am willing to support Pathway and I congratulate Dr Prasad and Chandra for their dedicated services
The services rendered by Pathway and the facilities offered can be comparable with any good institution in the west. I congratulate Dr. Prasad and Chandra for their dedicated service, Service organizations such as Pathway should be given 100% exemption for the donations received, by the authorities.
I am impressed at the love and care given to each child by every member at Pathway. Every detail is thoughtfully planned for the best interest of each child. Pathway is in perfect balance in accordance to what god would have for his children. Brother Prasad and Chandra value each child and respect their dignity as sons and daughters of heavenly father. God be with you for all your efforts.