Special School is a school established in 1971 for
children with a mental handicap. It has around 100
children from 6-18 years of age and with varying degrees
of Mental Handicap yet within the mild and moderate range along
with a few who are also severely handicapped. They do
not charge fees.
school has 11 classes which
range from KG to seniors but these are totally different
in nature from the classes in a ‘normal’ school. They
also have two non-academic classes where children who are
going to leave school are sent so that they are trained in
some vocational skill. Students can stay till the age of
school makes Individualised Education plans so every child
is treated as an individual and taught at his/her own pace
though in a class situation. In academics a lot of
emphasis is on Functional Academics- studies related to
life, and they also do a lot to teach socially acceptable
behaviour to the students
schools, they have singing, and sports and art classes.
They also take students on field trips and have at least
an overnight picnic for them.
school does not have a full time speech, or occupational
therapist because it believes that after a child has been
assessed, the best person to help the child is the class
teacher who is also trained to carry out therapy in class.
Each class has a Special Educator, having a Diploma in
Special Education (MR) recognised by the Rehabilitation
Council of India.
to circulate their Telephone Diary which has a lot of
information of the school and the children.
also volunteer to:
with the children
individual children with their class work
your time and talents
recent flood calamity, the entire ground floor was
under 4 ft of water, so the furniture of four classes,
teaching materials, Office equipment (computers) have been
lost. They need Rs. two lakhs to make the
school functional. Their annual budget is less than Rs. 15
lakhs most of which goes towards salaries.
good cause by sending your cheques to "Dilkhush
Special School". IT exemption is available under
send your cheques to us at Karmayog or to
Sr.Noella Pereira, Principal
- it offers desperately-needed
financial support (nonprofits like this one rely almost
entirely on donations)
- it gives encouragement to the
nonprofit (and to us at Karmayog)
- it connects you with your nobler
qualities (generosity is about the giver, not the
So please do donate - however small an amount it may be
e.g. Rs. 100.
Don't wait! Don't hesitate! Reach out for your