Education  India Project #17887

Send 1000 Kids w. Disabilities to School in India



Aaina will ensure quality education in government and mainstream schools for 1,000 children with disabilities in Odisha, mostly from the tribal background. After substantial success through inclusive peer groups, special educational aids and study materials, 5 bridge centers will be run to combat academic performance gap of 60 most vulnerable children.with deafblindness, speech and hearing impairment. Volunteers, special educators will help children to come at par with academic demand.

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Once enrolled, children with learning and other disabilities often lose out on catching up with regular pace of instructors and cannot cope with curriculum of their respective standard. The instructors also lack competitiveness to teach the children with specific need widening the gap. The scenario leads to drop offs of children from poor families. In Ganjam district of Odisha at least 60 such children are identified who though enrolled in school are struggling to meet curriculum demand.


5 bridge centers will be developed in 5 selected schools to provide extra academic support to 60 children with learning disability and other impairments. About 4 volunteer per center will be allocated. Orientation and training will be provided to all the volunteers. Two special educators will visit the bridge centers on rotation basis to provide academic support to the children . The center will run before or after school hours and on holidays so the children can visit the center.

Long-Term Impact

A sustainable structure of skilled volunteers and special educators will be created to provide academia support to all children with disabilities in Ganjam district of Odisha. Children with learning disabilities will attend school with more confidence . The parents and community at large can rely on support structure to minimize academic gap of the children once enrolled in school leading to will develop more trust towards educational system.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).


Aaina grabs World Cerebral Palsy Day Award 2017
Case study of a child going back to school

Organization Information


Location: Bhubaneswar, Orissa - India
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sneha Mishra
Bhubaneswar, Orissa India
$42,556 raised of $78,600 goal
284 donations
$36,044 to go
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