• Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Gonsalvis

    Message from Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Gonsalves

    MANASA Rehabilitation and Training Centre is the joint venture of Catholic Sabha, Mangalore Pradesh and Catholic Sabha, Udupi Pradesh. The Centre is taking the onerous task of rehabilitating the differently abled children by giving them suitable training to become the productive assets of their families in particular and the society at large. The founding fathers of the Centre on seeing the miserable condition of children with disabilities and the despair of their parents came forward to launch this needed project.

    MANASA has a vision to create a better world around us and provide training for a respectful co-existence of neglected ones. Owing to relentless efforts by the trustees, and the dedicated staff, the Centre has over the past twenty five years of its fruitful existence, made many   handicapped children get into their mainstream of the society as income generating assets to their parents.

    The Centre has several achievements to its credit in the field of sports and games. Seven of its students participated in the “World Special Olympics” and won 7 medals ( 4 gold, 3 silver , 1 bronze) for INDIA in different events. A few others were sent to participate in the State and National level sports and games and they brought laurels to our Centre by winning different places. The centre also has won many National and State awards for the yeomen services rendered to differently abled children of our society.

    In addition to their school system special education classes should give priority, to the enjoyment of education by special children. Like other children, differently abled children too have the right to receive proper education that helps them to grow more and enjoy without fearing it. That is the reason MANASA wanted to give appropriate educational facility for education of children with intellectual disability with autism disorders. Now we have an autism centre which has a separate building well designed and well equipped.

                  I wish and pray that both Catholic Sabha, Mangalore Pradesh and Catholic Sabha ,Udupi  Pradesh will continue taking this MANASA  Rehabilitation and Training Centre to a greater heights and succeed in making learning to children with special needs a fun and an adventurous activity.       



                                                                                                                                                                                  Rev. Fr. Ferdinand Gonsalves

                                                                                      Spiritual Director

                                                                                      Catholic Sabha, Udupi Pradesh

  • Rev. Fr. J.B Saldanha


    The diocese of Mangalore was spread over the undivided Dakshina Kannada and Kasargod districts till the establishment of Udupi diocese in 2012. The Catholic Sabha was started as a lay organization of Mangalore diocese in 1979. Over the years, with much needed ingenious reflections the Catholic Sabha focused not only on political agenda but also the integral uplifting of the community including social causes.

    The pioneers and well-motivated leaders of the Catholic Sabha as well as the catholic community leaders felt the need of reaching out the specially abled children with a vision of rehabilitating them to the main stream. This is how Manasa Rehabilitation Centre was born in 1997.

    This year we celebrated the Silver Jubilee of the foundation of Manasa Rehabilitation Centre. The children who have passed through the portals of Manasa Rehabilitation Centre have learnt life skills to face the society with dignity. Hats off to the Catholic Sabha for facilitating the special children towards a happy and self-reliant lifethrough education, training, employment opportunity, welfare and social security.

    Autism is yet another challenge of our times. I am very pleased to hear that Manasa Rehabilitation Centre will soon have a well-established state of art centre for autistic children. We do not have such a facility in coastal Karnataka. I am happy that Catholic Sabha has taken this bold step in reaching out such needy children beyond caste, creed and religion. Kudos to you Catholic Sabha, Udupi diocese. This is an extraordinary venture of giving dignity to children with special needs.

    I wish Catholic Sabha, Udupi diocese and Manasa Rehabilitation Centre, Pamboor great success.


  • Joseph Noronha

    It gives me great pleasure to be part of Manasa Rehabilitation and Training Centre.  The Centre has completed 19 fruitful years of its existence. Through the years the Centre has helped over 500 special children to lead a respectful life in the Society.

    Manasa celebrated 20th Founders day on 14.11.2016 and draws up an ambitious plan for the next 5 years.  In Manasa Special School talents of the children are recognized, nurtured and led to flourish and fruitify. Manasa strives to provide equal opportunity to special children for education, skill building and personality development so as to enable to be contributing members of society. These Special Childrens need to be trained to stand on their own to face challenge of the time. Manasa Rehabilitation and Training Centre, Pamboor, Udupi is dedicated to educate and take care of special children hailing from all sections of the society in and around who require all kinds of support.  We have lot of satisfaction that we could render service to the large number of special children in the society.

    Special Thanks to Kindermissionswerk and all the donors of Germany, Rev.Fr.Jephrin Monis Germany, Rev.Fr.Augustine Mendonca Canada, and all donors in India and abroad for their generous financial support.

    My sincere thanks to  Most.Rev.Dr.Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi Diocese for continued support and guidance, for the selfless and dedicated service of sisters of Holy Spirit Congregation, all the Trustees, Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff.  


  • Mr. Valerian Fernandes,

      It is my immense pleasure to write about our esteemed School MANASA REHABILITATION & TRAINING CENTRE (MRTC) Pamboor, Udupi.  This institution created a history in just 20 years. Hundreds of specially challenged and differently abled children’s are educated here and made them fit to settle down in their life.

       There is a saying that “A Child with special needs will inspire you to be a special kind of person”.  Yes, Whenever I visit Manasa these feelings are emanating from my heart.  Our community leaders and staff of Manasa School doing extra-ordinary work to take care of these children.

      Catholic Sabha Udupi Pradesh (R) an association having 11500 members visit and help frequently in the process of running and development of this Institution. Catholic Sabha leaders and likeminded people were instrumental in forming this care centre with the sole intention of rehabilitation of these children and take extra care to make them fit and compete with normal people.  Because of the dedication and commitment of our past leaders the dream of forming this institution came true.

      Now our duty is to do something to these children of Manasa Centre so that we can do Good Work on this earth.  So come together and strengthen our Children at Manasa Rehabilitation and training Centre at Pamboor, Udupi.

  • Rev. Fr. Jephrin Monis

    With immense joy and gratitude to God I send my Greetings of Felicitation and Prayerful Wishes  on the occasion of 20th anniversary of Manasa Rehabilitation and Training Centre, Pamboor in the diocese of Udupi.

    Due to the hard work of all responsible for the smooth and successful running of this Institution in the last 20 years, today it has become well known in the whole Region as the best institution for the handicapped children (what’s the other word ?).

    I thank in a very special way the Holy Spirit sisters( Principals and Wardens -previous and present), Teachers, other Helpers and workers, Catholic Sabha Managing Committee, specially its first and founding director Dr. Edward Lobo for his selfless and  untiring service.

     I want  to  thank and place on record all the Benefactors of Germany (Schools, Parishes, Dioceses, Agencies like Kindermissionswerk / Holy Childhood, Missio, Misereor and above all, very many individuals who contributed generously  to start this great Institution. They are all very happy  that their sacrifices have borne good fruits and many under privileged children have got good physical, medical care and education.

     May God bless all who worked till today and working in the future for this Institution, all its Inmates, day-scholars, teachers and others. May this Institution continue serving the poor and less privileged children for many years to come. Once again, Congratulations and Prayerful best wishes on the occasion of 20th Anniversary of this great school Manasa.

                        God bless you all.