I can fly
kites. I’ll become an engineer. I love my school. Teacher
says ….I’ll be able to speak someday!
he is not dumb…only deaf!
joined our school he was extremely shy. He was unable to
speak because he was born deaf. But, within a year, in the
company of other students like him he adjusted rapidly.
He made dramatic progress with the help of a hearing aid.
He is now full of curiosity and can even speak a little.
there are many children like Raju. According to a 1991 Govt.
survey, deaf children constitute 1.7% of the total population
of handicapped children. These children are as playful,
intelligent, curious and lively as any normal child. Most
interesting, these children are highly creative.
to scientifically study the problems these children face,
give them much required emotional support to remove their
inferiority complex and educate them to the best of our
Jhaveri Thanawala Karnabadhir Vidyalaya
moto of giving these children an all around education “Bahire
Muke Shikshan Sanstha”, thane established Jhaveri Thanawala
Karnabadhir Vidyalaya. Shri velankar started the school
in 1950 with just 2 students, which has now grown to 90
students. Children can attend the Montessory School from the age of 2.5 and can go
right up to Std. VII, after which efforts are made to enroll
them in normal schools.
is made to ensure that these children get equal opportunities
and are trained to stand on their own feet. We have been
facing an uphill struggle with failure and despair dogging
our footsteps in a stubborn struggle to create, sustain
and build this institution.
It is the
first of such schools to be established in thane and the
second in Mumbai- thane district. The school is both recognized
and receives grants from the social welfare department.
Creating more appropriate and useful facilities for the
student is our principal aim. To instill confidence in the
students they participate in extra curriculum activities,
apart from the routine academic studies. The students are
coached to participate in various district and state level
competitions. Each year we conduct an annual sports competition
for all such students in thane. Since the contribution of
the parents to the progress of the students is most important,
their involvement is sought through regular parents- teachers
meetings. Some of our past students have become successful
entrepreneurs and quits a few are well employed and independent.
Many of our students have also joined normal schools and
are progressing well.
formal education we also teach drawing & painting, craft
dance and swimming. Children who have been taught magic
are, in fact regularly giving successful public performances.
age of computers and very competitive environment we train
the student to be both independents and capable, as well
as, god citizens. It is therefore with deep regret that
we have to sometimes refuse admission to new students, simply
because we do not have the necessary space.
most priority is to create classrooms for providing education
up to std. X, facilities for teaching much needed vocational
skills, library and a hostel for out station students. We
also desperately need to provide more sophisticated hearing
aids and equipment and an infant center where early treatments
and education can be provided.
all they require additional space and funds. The Govt. has,
in principal, agreed to provide the necessary land. We strongly
believe that this is a great opportunity for the more fortunate
among us to contribute funds on personal efforts for this
rest assured that your efforts and money will be going towards
a genuine social cause, and to an institution which is recognized
by both Government and the public for it’s dedication to
the betterment and education of deaf children. Our institution
is a registered public trust and accordingly the donations
enjoy exemption under section 80G of the income tax Act.
Together we can ensure that the dreams of many more Rajus
will come true someday.
up to std. X
are unable to relocate all our students in normal schools
we require providing education beyond std. VII with specialized
facilitates and trained teachers.
to formal education we aim to equip students with employment
skills by providing them training in computer operation,
type writing, sewing drawing, chalk and candle making etc.
Hearing aid and facilities
educate these students we need more modern sophisticated
hearing aid and equipments for both individual and group
study, along with speech and sound proof rooms.
of early diagnosis children from the age of 6 months to
2.5 years can benefit considerably from specialized education,
modern aids & educational toys.
facilities are a crucial requirement for students coming
from outside Thane, as they need continued and specialized
care unlike normal students.
all the required facilities we desperately need spacious
accommodation. On the anvil are plans for laboratory, library,
and community hall, art center & play ground.
You can help us through
personal or group hearing aids
typewriter, personal computers, sewing machines, fans
or water cooler etc.
for construction of new school building.
seminars, sports & other competitions
Mr. Suresh Jayantilal Thanawala
Mrs. Sadhana Suresh Vaze
Mrs. Namita Milind Sabnis
Mrs. Achala Vinayak Mahajan
Mr. Subhodbhai Jhaveri
Mr. K.T Thanawala
Mr. Hasmukhlal Thanawala
Mr. M. V Joshi
Smt. Leelatai Joshi
Mr. N. S Joshi
Mr. Gourang Thanawala
Mr. Vijaya V Khadkikar
for the Deaf
Kesarwadi Premises, 2nd floor
Thane - 400601
Karmayogi: Ms. Vijaya Khadkikar, Principal