On 23 February the students of the Doon School invited our cricket team to a friendly cricket match. Our students surpassed all expectations. The teams consisted of students from both schools and it was a great experience for all.

Raphael students were then invited by Oasis school to play basketball with their students.

A two days’ Artificial Limb Camp was organised at Raphael in collaboration with Shree Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayta Samiti from 16 -17 March. A total of 163 appliances were distributed to 94 beneficiaries of which 60 were children.

Raphael is the first and perhaps still the only school for children with intellectual disabilities enrolled with the International Award for Young People (IAYP). Twenty-three students completed the residential project and adventure journey on 27–29 March at Maldevta. They undertook activities such as the Burma Bridge river crossing. The students also helped with cooking. These students have achieved gold, silver and bronze medals. The medals were awarded to them on Raphael’s Founders’ Day.


We regret to inform the passing away of the following residents of Raphael. May their souls rest in peace:

Ganju Rai, resident of Shiv Sadan, who had a stroke a couple of years ago and was being looked after in the hospital, passed away in March 2023. He was working as a gate keeper at Raphael’s main gate.

Kisni, one of our oldest residents was not keeping well for a long time and passed away in May 2022. She would have been about 90 years old.

Balma who was with us since 1959, succumbed to throat cancer in September 2022. She was about 80 years old.

Munna (Gudio) came in Raphael in 1964 and died in September 2022.

Sonu, who came to Raphael in 1982 at the age of 7. He was left here by his mother who never came back to see him, passed away in November 2022.

Priyo Lall

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