cater to the needs of the Hearing Handicapped Children of
western suburbs, Lokmanya seva Sangh, Parle decided to set
up a special school for such children from June 1979. The
school which began with the enrolment of just five
students and one teacher has now grown to accommodate
about 50 students in the age group of 3 to 18 years,
studying from KG to X class. It has on roll adequate
number of subject teachers and special teachers for Art,
Craft, and Sports and occupies the space of about 3,000 sq
ft as against 300 sq ft in the beginning. In June 1981 the
school got provisional recognition from Social Welfare
Dept of Maharashtra Govt and since June 1990 it is
recognized on permanent basis.
November 1990 the school received a substantial donation
from the Associated Cables Pvt Ltd. Mumbai. As desired by
the Donors the school is since named as Disha Karnbadhir
and Objects ( to be achieved through various programmes
strengthen the language ability of students through
training in reading, writing and pronunciation.
develop their confidence for conversation
removing the feeling of helplessness arising out of their
make them bold enough to move freely in the society.
bring forth their hidden talent by organizing and
encouraging them to participate in various competitions.
impart vocational education to enable them to earn and
make them self reliant and self-dependent in life.
Personal hearing aid
Sound proof, air conditioned room
for speech therapy
Well equipped kitchen for home
science and cookery
Electrical loop system for
collective hearing throughout school campus
of our students come from low-income families in Western
suburbs. Travelling expenses put a heavy burden on their
meager resources. They need to be helped. Parents either
lack the knowledge to provide nutritious diet to their
Picnic and tours for training in
History, Geography and Nature Study
Visits to factories and
Classes for vocational education
of these programmes is undisputed. It is common experience
that these students learn more through observation. Visits
to industrial sites and places of importance give them
better grasp of the subjects prescribed for study.
the syllabus based on textbooks prescribed for primary and
secondary classes the school imparts job-oriented
education in drawing, painting, handicraft, tailoring etc.
Articles prepared by students in handicraft classes are
put on display and sale in various exhibitions and
consumer fairs. The sale proceeds are spent on providing
books, note books, uniform, hearing aid
etc to needy students.
educational visits and tours and the untiring efforts of
our teachers in classrooms have been amply rewarded in
recent years. In 1996 our school team won the shield
in the state level, inter-school General Knowledge
quiz competition. Our student kum Manisha Walve was
adjudged the best sports person of the year in 1998. In
2001 the first batch of 13 students appeared for the SSC
examination held in March. All came out well and Shri
Devendra Anvekar of this batch stood second in Mumbai
among the handicapped students.
you can do for our students
Factory owners and businessmen can
absorb our students above the age of 16 as apprentice
Organisations like the Lions,
Giants, Rotary Clubs can susidize tours, nutritious diet
scheme and provide help for uniform hearing aids etc.
Individuals can help in meeting
annual expenses of student on uniform, books/train fares
Nadkarni Bal Kalyan Kendra
Chitrakar Ketkar Marg
Vile Parle (East)
Mumbai – 400057
Karmayogi: Ms. Anagha Kulkarni, Principal
Tel: 26144183 / 26151200
Notes: Medium Marathi, Established in 1979, managed by Lokmanya
Seva Sangh Parel, total 50 students (Girls 25, boys
25). Conducting vocational training
Visited, got brochure