Deaf and Mute School, Jawhar

Project Brief: Nilesh L. Murdeshwar Karnbadhir Vidhyalaya provides education and residence to the deaf & mute children from Junior K.G. to 4th standard. Asha toledo is supporting with lacking infrastructure and funds to educate and develop handicapped children.
Project Type: Children with Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Toledo
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Sreenath Samudrala
Project Partner(s): Sujit Nilegaonkar
Other Contacts: Amruta Nawarange
Project Address: , Tendulkar Smruti, In Front of Petrol pmp,,,
Tel: 91 02520 222454
Stewarding Chapter: Toledo
Apr 2008ToledoUSD 8200

Total = $8200

Nilesh L. Murdeshwar Karnbadhir Vidhyalaya is an residential deaf and mute school, It is run by Pragati Pratishthan(PP). PP is an organization involved in various educational and non- educational activities in the backward, tribal areas of Thane district. This school provides education to the deaf and mute children from Junior K.G. to 4th standard. Along with educational activities this school is also involved with non-educational activities such as Cashew Processing Centre, Biogas Plant, and Shade Net House. These activities are helpful for rehabilitation and overall development of handicapped children. This school provides hostel facility for both boys and girls but, school is lacking with funds to provide hygienic food and environment. This school is also lacking with basic infrastructure like hearing aids, Audiometers, pictorial books, computers etc., without those facilities it is hard to educate the children with disabilities. Asha Toledo in collaboration with Pragati Pratishthan aims to provide hygienic food & basic education to the children and help them to admit into normal schools for further studies.
Aim of this project is to:
1. Develop a rigid educational base at primary level among
the students.
2. Motivate students by allowing them to participate
actively into the society by admitting them to the
normal school after 4th std.
3. Explore the potential of students and give them
required scope to their instincts.
4. Establish career centers for their rehabilitation and
generation of employment for handicapped.
Pragati Pratishthan was established in 1983. This organization have been working in Thane district since last 33 years among rural tribal people considering the need of education & rehabilitation of handicapped in that area. They took motivation from "Surhid Mandal", Pune.