Despite the Right to Education (RTE), many children with disability (CWD) are unable to receive an education because of financial hardship, inaccessibility in mainstream schools, and lack of sensitization to their needs. While there are policies to ensure education for all, implementation models are inadequate. Without comprehensive education, the future of underprivileged children with special needs is impaired. Most of our students with disabilities are from economically marginalized families
SHRADHANJALI INTEGRATED SCHOOL (SIS) of APD, founded in 1973, is a primary school up to ClassVII recognized under the SSLC Board. It has the capacity to educate up to 250 children. The school maintains an 80:20 ratio of children with disabilities and able-bodied to promote inclusion. As most children at SIS come from financially backward families, facilities like mid-day meals, books, uniforms, healthcare, rehabilitation, transportation & adapted learning techniques are provided.
All children with disabilities will get good quality education, and receive rehabilitation and therapy from a multi-disciplinary team. All children with disabilities will become functionally independent by receiving wheelchairs, prosthetic aids, and mobility aids, which are custom-made in our workshop Parents, caregivers, and other stakeholders will get assisted to build their capacity to enable them to address the issues faced by their children with disabilities
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).