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Smt. Kamla Mehta DADAR SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
(MANAGEMENT: BLIND RELIEF ASSOCIATION)

160, Dadasaheb Phalke Road, Dadar (E)
Opp. Hindmata Cinema,
Mumbai – 400014.
Phone: 24183144 / 24114146
 

The Hundred Years of Growth

The Dadar school for the blind completed 101 years of services to the community, Set up originally by American Marathi Mission to serve the children blinded by the Sholapur famine at the turn of the century, it has since been catering particularly to blind girls even from beyond Maharashtra. The Story of Dadar School for the Blind has been one of continued challenge. It grew steadily, servicing many a ricissitude to become one of the foremost centre of education and rehabilitation of blind girls. 

From the modest one room, it moved in 1920 to its own building which houses the school and the hostel. To expand educational amenities & hostel facilities two new buildings were constructed on the school campus and the name of the school was changed to Smt. Kamla Mehta Dadar School for the Blind in the year 1986.

The school imparts academic education from pre-school to S.S.C. & College going students along with hostel facility to visually impaired girls coming from varied socio economic background belonging to any caste, creed & religion. From June 1998 hostel facility is provided up to graduation.

In the year 1989, the school has received the State Government Award “Dalit Mitra” for excellence in service.

The management sincerely thanks the unflinching support of the communities and the authorities.

SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AT GLANCE

PRE-PRIMARY BRAILLE CLASS:

This Class is well equipped with beautiful apparatus for sensory training.  The children get in consideration of fun playing in the Doll’s house. This class also helps children to know & get used to the school atmosphere, which enables them to adjust to school setting.  

LIBRARY:

Braille as a medium is very complex and boring to learn. To encourage effective reading in Braille students a modern “Braille Library” has been set up withy books of varied interests and knowledge. The library is well furnished with the financial support from the Government of India. 

HOBBY CENTRE:

Handwork provides an excellent media to build children to express their creative ideas into aesthetic form. They are taught painting, modeling with plasticine & paper-mache; also creating decorative articles in beads, knitting and plastic, rexin & jute bag making.  

MUSIC & DANCE:

A great deal of emphasis is laid on music and dance. The students are prepared for The Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Maha Vidyalaya Sangeet Examination. The school orchestra is very popular and it has given several public performances. The students are trained in folk dances like Rasa, Beda, Tippani, & Diya and these dances are well received and appreciated.

HOME SCIENCE:

This section is well equipped with modern kitchen aids & gadgets such as gas, mixers, electric ovens, etc. Students are trained to handle these as normal household responsibility. They are also trained in cooking, preservation of food and other household chores.

SCIENCE LABORATORY:

Opportunity are provided to students right from 1st standard to performed experiments in General Science in the laboratory which is well equipped (self sufficient)

GYMNASIUM:

Physical education enhances mobility and free movement. Students are indulged in various Gymnastic activities such as Rope, Mallkhamb, Swimming, Drill, Dumbbells, Yoga and a variety of Indoor & Outdoor games. This is done to promote confidence and develop a healthy attitude towards life.

LANGUAGE LABORATORY:

Language Laboratory assists in improving their languages. Students are taught languages like English, Marathi and Hindi. Individual practice of listening to correct pronunciation, sentences & imitation of the same simultaneously will help for prompt conversation & to create self confidence which will enhance job opportunities.

RECREATION:

For Recreation students have a variety of “Indoor Games” such as puzzles, cards with Braille marks, snakes & ladders which embossed lines, dice with dots and plastic blocks. These games also help to improve touch sense, finger co-ordination, concentration and memorization leading to intelligence.

AWARDS:

10th Annual Talent Contest organized by Lion Club of Churchgate, the school won the ‘Smt. Sumitra S. Jhaveri Memorial Rotating Trophy.

MEDICAL FUND:

It is noticed that some students are undernourished and require lot of medicines as well as tonics during the year. Therefore we have decided to raise funds towards medical Aid.

We will be happy to receive donation of Rs. 1,000/- and above towards Medical Fund, and the interest will be utilized for above purpose.

SPONSORSHIP FUND:

Donation of Rs. 5000/- is accepted towards Sponsorship Fund. Donation received is invested in Fixed Deposit and the interest is utilized for sponsoring one student, for 10 years and then after new student will be again sponsored by routine.

PRIZE FUND:

Donations are accepted from Rs. 500/- onwards for Prize Fund which is invested in Fixed Deposit & interest accrued will be utilized for prizes to the students standing first in Annual Examination or standing first & second in various competitions like Braille reading and writing, Recitation, Elocution, Vocal and Instrumental Music and Sports.

We need your support to strengthen and expand our services to the unreached. You can join us by:
-         Donation for Educational Aids.
-         Donation to Prize Fund/Medical Fund.
-         Donation for Sponsorship Fund.
-         General Donation.
-         Corpus Fund/Building Fund

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SMT. KAMLA MEHTA DADAR SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND

OFFICE BEARERS OF THE PARENTS BODY-BLIND RELIEF ASSOCIATION 

President                        :   Shri Harshad M. Shah
Vice President
                 :   Shri G.V.Kasbekar
                                              Smt. Hansaben B. Mehta
                                              Smt. P.M. Maneckji
                                              Smt. Jyotsnaben N. Shah 

Hon. Secretary                :   Shri J.P.Patel
                                              Shri M.C. Marfatia
                                              Shri A.D. Colah

Hon. Treasurers               :   Shri Subhash K. Vyas
                                              Shri G.O. Jain

OFFICE BEARERS OF THE SMT. KAMLA MEHTA DADAR SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND 

Chairperson                      : Smt. Hansaben B. Mehta
Hon. Secretary                      : Shri Mohan P. Patel
                                             Smt. Kshama K. Ajmera
                                             Shri Haresh P. Shah
                                             Shri K.S. Khandwala
Hon. Treasurers
                 : Shri Manubhai C. Marfatia
                                             Shri Harshad H. Jambusaria
Ex-Officio                          : Shri J.P.Patel
                                    
     Shri M.C. Marfatia
                                               Shri A.D. Colah 

Donor Patron                    : Smt. Prachi Karnik
                                                Smt. Prabha Kunte