Deccan Education Society - Ankur Vidyamandir

Project Brief: Ankur Vidyamandir, an inclusive school that has for the past two decades had an integrated group of children in its fold, physically disabled, hearing impaired, children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities.
Project Type: Formal Schools (description)
Primary Focus: children from slums (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Munich
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Aditi Deshpande
Project Partner(s): Madhuri Deshpande
Other Contacts: Niti Kumar
Project Address: , Gate No 1 Bunglow No 2, Fergusson College Campus,Fergusson College Road,,,
MAHARASHTRA  411004
Tel: +91 (20) 25660574, 25662364
Stewarding Chapter: Munich
Jan 2012Silicon ValleyUSD 8400
Jan 2012MunichEUR 2500
Jun 2010MunichUSD 3483

Total = $14694.725

Ankur Vidyamandir, an inclusive school that has for the past two decades had an integrated group of children in its fold, physically disabled, hearing impaired, children with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Sensing the need for inclusion of children who are socially disadvantaged, Ankur has since a few years also extended its services to socially backward children. Ankur Vidyamandir enrolls 50 children from backward sections of society every year. In school, these children are given training in educational as well as vocational skills, which enable them to develop into complete and contributing individuals.
• To ensure right of equal opportunity to all.
• To reduce and eventually eliminate isolation, prejudice and stigma attached to special needs while enhancing understanding and accepting differences.
• To provide an educational experience relevant to differences in children vis-à-vis their backgrounds, abilities and interests.
Ankur Vidyamandir was established in 1988. However due to the expansion and the need of the society, it is now being operated in a joint venture with DES (Deccan Education Society), one of the oldest educational institutions in the country.