Ms.Archana Achuthan is having mild cerebral palsy, is very intelligent and mesmerized others by her speech and her ability in quiz from the two great epics even at the age of two. Mrs.Poonam Natarajan, the then Director Spastics Society of India, felt that she should go to a regular school.
Archana was the first child to be integrated into a regular school. She was admitted in the prestigious „Vidya Mandir- Mylapore, where she studied under merit scholarship. She joined MOP Vaishnav College for her Graduation B.A in Sociology followed by Masters in Counselling Psychology from the well known Madras School of Social Work (MSSW).
She started working in Aasha, a counselling centre at Anna Nagar, under Dr. Balakrishnan. & she was invited by her college to work at the Counselling Centre in MSSW after which she has worked as a Research counsellor at YRG Care, under Dr. Suniti Solomon.
Today she is managing her own counselling centre „Sampurn’ at Abhiramapuram Chennai which provides all types of counseling conducts soft skills training for schools colleges and corporate & design modules on specific topics on request by schools, colleges and corporate.
Archana also heads ESK Learning Centre a centre for children with learning and multiple disabilities like dyslexia where they are taught through remedial education taking care of their Spoken English and Handwriting & Coaching for National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) examinations. ESKLC has been in existence for the past 15 years.
Recently, Archana has started a new venture Sahayatha- “Think Gifts, Think Us” under which she is promoting articles made by differently abled persons so as to enable them to be economically independent.
Archana has also delivered lectures and workshops on soft skills for various Rotary Clubs, under the banner of Sampurn.
Archana's hobbies are music, (she is a trained vocalist), Quiz programmes, writing poems and reading books. She has participated and won in many TV programmes like Jaya TV's koteeswari, 20-20.She and her mother won the 2nd prize in Mom and I conducted by VIBA.She has given many programs in many channels. Her recent participation was in Jaya TV's Sa re ga ma….Family.
She was awarded the Young Achiever award by Rotary International Dist.3230 in March 2009. She has also been awarded the Young Entrepreneur award by Velammal College of Management and Computer Studies. Archana is multifaceted personality, who is dedicated to her profession and is sure to get many more laurels in the future.
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