Pratibandhi Kalyan Kendra

Project Brief: Pratibandhi Kalyan Kendra (PKK) works with a combined institutional and community-based approach. The early intervention, preschool, speech-language-life skills and remedial support are provided through institutional approach.
Project Type: Alternative Education (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: to go to formal school

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Atlanta
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Abhyuday Mandal
Project Partner(s): Nandini Sen
Other Contacts: Karan Taneja
Project Address: , Abinash Mukherjee Road,,Bandel,
Tel: 011 91 9339711974
Stewarding Chapter: Atlanta
Apr 2024AtlantaUSD 12060
Jan 2024AtlantaUSD 3652

Total = $15712

Pratibandhi Kalyan Kendra (PKK) has been supporting children with deafness, particularly in remote rural areas, ensuring access to quality education, healthcare, and assistive devices. Their education program emphasizes inclusivity by combining mainstream school education with interventions at our special school, including audiological management, speech and language training, remedial educational training and parental guidance.

Early identification of impairments, proper fitting of hearing aids, and consistent support significantly impact a child’s ability to communicate and succeed in education. The importance of a specialized classroom for children with deafness, along with the existing well-equipped audiological setup, has been strongly felt by them. In this context, PKK aims to develop a specialized classroom with assistive devices for children with deafness.

Develop a specialized classroom equipped with assistive devices required to enhance the learning of children with deafness. This initiative aims to enhance access to quality education fostering inclusivity and improving academic success and communication skills for children with hearing impairments.
In the year 1974, a school was born in a small town Bandel, a very old Portuguese colony, 40 km away from Kolkata, West Bengal. India. There were six children. They were unlike other children. The community deprived them of their personal, social and emotional needs and rights. The meaning of life was very different for them. A group of social activists felt that the society was self-centered, indifferent and not just to all its members. They had neither any resource nor any technical expertise. But they had a dream. A dream of a more sympathetic society, just and inclusive of all irrespective of the state of their abilities. They started a school. A school for deaf children.

Today, this school, Pratibandhi Kalyan Kendra (PKK) has evolved into a substantial organization, earnestly serving over a thousand children and adults from diverse backgrounds, encompassing various impairments and vulnerabilities. Its comprehensive offerings include clinics, inclusive education, guidance programs, and community-based activities. Beneficiaries span across all walks of life.

Initially founded by individuals with humble backgrounds, the organization was born from a shared conviction that society should be equitable for every member. Over time, some members pursued formal training in deaf education, while experts from various disciplines such as Audiology, Psychology, Special Education, ENT, Social Work, and Management gradually joined and assumed pivotal roles within the organization.

Legal Status
• Registered under the West Bengal Societies Registration Act, 1961 (Regd. No. SO016383)
• Registered under section 12A & 80G of IT Act,1961
• Recognized by the Directorate of Mass Education, Govt. of W.B
• Registered under the Ministry of Home Affairs to receive foreign contributions (Registration No. 146990016 dated 1.1.85)