Karnataka Welfare Association for the Deaf - Shastri School

Project Brief: The Shastri School for Hearing Impaired Children
Project Type: Children with Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: other (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Swathi and Sruthi Ramakrishnan
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts: Vidyanand Rajpathak
Project Address: , No. 7, 5th Main, 2nd Cross, Shankar Nagar,Nandini Layout Post (Opp Ashoka Heights Apts),,
Tel: (080)235-74801
Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
Oct 2011SeattleUSD 3288
Sep 2011SeattleUSD 5350
Sep 2010ArizonaUSD 2800
Jul 2010SeattleUSD 7500
Sep 2009SeattleUSD 3035
Mar 2009SeattleUSD 3000
Mar 2009SeattleUSD 1265
Oct 2008SeattleUSD 4885
Apr 2008SeattleUSD 4702
Oct 2007SeattleUSD 5000
Sep 2007SeattleUSD 2897
Apr 2007SeattleUSD 3015
Jan 2005SeattleUSD 7920
Nov 2004SeattleUSD 3762
Aug 2004SeattleUSD 389
Apr 2004SeattleUSD 3762
Jan 2004SeattleUSD 3894
May 2003SeattleUSD 2442
Jan 2002SeattleUSD 5016
Jan 2001SeattleUSD 6940
Jan 2000SeattleUSD 5000

Total = $85862

Shastri School, an Asha for Education Project, is a school for hearing and speech impaired children located in Bangalore, India. The school teaches children from Pre-primary to 10th grade and follows the Karnataka Board Syllabus.

Most of the children of Shastri School come from underprivileged families and do not have the ability to pay for basic schooling. Starting with just 20 children, the school currently has just over 100 students, of which a majority are orphans or children who come from families with little to no income and live and learn in the school. The school does not receive any funding from the government and is run primarily through contributions from donors. In addition to local collections obtained through fund-raising efforts, a good portion of the funding comes through the "Support A Child" sponsorship program. Through this program, a sponsor is matched with a Shastri School student(s) and with a sponsorship payment of $20 a month, a child's food, boarding, medical and educational expenses are funded. This donation provides these children with the means to meet their basic needs and gives them them hope for a brighter future.

For more information about Shastri School, please refer to the History section where you can find detailed site reports on visits from project stewards as well as the latest updates on the school.

To learn more about the children of Shastri School and see which children are still in need of sponsorship please visit:[Support A Child Details]

If interested in sponsoring a child or learning more about the school, please email us, Sruthi Ramakrishnan and Swathi Ramakrishnan at swaruthi@aol.com. You will be amazed what a difference you can make in a child's life through a very nominal monthly contribution, in furthering their education and providing them hope for a brighter future. We hope through your help we can continue to improve the lives of these children.

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  • To effectively cater to the special education needs of hearing impaired children.

  • To provide emotional, psychological, social, and moral support to both children and parents.

  • To integrate these children into mainstream society and help them become more independent.

Shastri School was established in March 1994, when low income parents who had hearing impaired children had nowhere to send them for a proper education. Wanting to provide their children with an equal opportunity to learn, a group of social workers from Rajajinagar stepped in, established the Karnataka Welfare Association for the Deaf and set up the school.

The aim of this organization is to provide special education that caters to the needs of hearing impaired children and help them lead a better lifestyle.

For answers to your frequently asked questions, visit: [Frequently Asked Questions]