In India a child born with special needs is destined for a life of dependency. For the poor this situation is extreme. The children with special needs are considered to be a social, financial, mental and physical burden to their families. Special Care Center annually reaches out to children who are hearing and speech impaired and mentally challenged and living in poor socio economic condition and is attended by 300 children who lack affordable education facility for their special needs.
The children with special needs are considered to be a social, financial, mental and physical burden to their families. Through lack of knowledge and skills of the family, the children do not get the appropriate help they need. The children do not go to school or leave their homes. Therefore, are not challenged to develop mentally or physically. The experiences have shown that the families will often prefer to invest on a healthy child over a child with special needs, when it comes education.
Save The Children India's Special Care Center annually reaches out to 250 children who are hearing and speech impaired and mentally challenged and living in poor socio economic condition. The school is attended by 300 children who lack affordable education facility for their special needs. The school offers the transport facility, breakfast and afternoon lunch and educational supplied support to children to ensure that they complete schooling and lead life of dignity and independence.
The overall goal of the Special care center is to improve the quality of life for children with special needs in poor families living in slums of Mumbai with its objective being 1. Ensuring integration of children with special needs into the wider community through education and skills training 2. Supporting them to avail opportunities of social interaction , Education, Life skills development and employability skills training .