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Rotary Seva Kendra Trust’s
Rotary School For Deaf
Dombivli (E)  

The melodious ‘Omkar’, followed by smoothening prayer… Disciplined students turned to their classrooms! Inspite of their basic problem of hearing, they sing the National Anthem, perform dramas and dance. Yes ! it is the great achievement of the Rotary Seva Kendra's Rotary School for deaf and dedicated efforts made by then to life their with great success in a society since 32 years.

Society can realize grievance of blind, orthopedic, mentally disordered; but the disability like hearing impairedness in always unnoticed and hence their problems always have been ignored by our society. The children are deaf due to meningitis, high doses of medicines. But to overcome their problems, the only way is the exceptional concern to be taken by the special schools and teachers efforts and last but not the least, the parents should always care their child and consider as a gift given to them by God.  

Deafness is unseen disability, which changes the whole life of the child. But Rotary Club of Dombivli, realised the difficulties to be faced by the children and attitude always taken by the society towards them and to overcome that, in 1970, they built a small milestone for the children like this by opening the doors of education to them. With the great hard work of Rotary Club, the number of students increased day by day and now not surprising, there are 106 students taking education. And lastly, the day came in 1976, when Government of Maharashtra Social Welfare Department, Pune appreciated the hard work taken by Rotary Club by giving them recognition.  

Now the school has it’s own two storied building with bright and airy classrooms, well equipped group hearing aid system, trained and devoted teachers, staff and hard working and efficient management are the noteworthy highlights. Speech trainer, audiometer, speech room, science lab, computer room are the facilities provided.  

Our Pride:

Ours is the only school in Thane District, which provides education form a child state to youth state i.e. up to 10th standard. In 1996, S.S.C board of Mumbai authorized the school to conduct examinations of technical subject for deaf students. Drawing, typing, embroidery, sewing, crafts etc. are the subjects taught to the students in addiction of regular curriculum. The students form VIII th to X th class are made accustomed with screen printing and computers. With the great efforts and hard work taken by all the members of Rotary Club, the school achieved a great goal by 100% S.S.C results since the academic year 2001-2002.  

Personality Development:

Inspite of deafness to promote confidence in students various programmes are launched successfully i.e. training of road safety patrol, scout & guide, drama, dance and n addition to this, students achieve awards on districts and state level competitions organized by various institutions like Rotary Club, Lions Clubs etc.

All national as well as social festival are celebrated in the school with overwhelming enthusiasm like ganapati, diwali, raksha bandan, and X mas. Tying a sacred to trees bushes and plants on the occasion of rakshabandan and preparing ‘pustak-handi’ on gopal kala are the unique examples of their bright ideas.  

Education Tours :

Education tours have been arranged to Delhi , Aurangabad etc. and a day’s picnic in rainy season in the most favorite of all the students. Their work have been noticed by Mumbai Doordarshan Kendra and prepared a documentary ‘swar shravananche nate’.  

For Better Tomorrow:

School regularly arranges guidance programmes to parents and teachers about the future prospects of their children after leaving the school. Rotary Seva Kendra Trust has started ‘Paul Harris Vocational Centre’ which provides vocational training such as computers, screen printing, tailoring to make the students self-sufficient.  

Future Plans

  • To purchase a land for school expansion.
  • Vocational Training College (Providing courses like draftsman, electrician etc. for physical handicapped)
  • Full time computer training programme.
  • Well equipped auditorium for performing arts.
  •  Art gallery.

Rotary Seva Kendra Trust

Shri B. G Karve                       2883375          Chairman
Shri Nanasaheb Veerkar           2431579          Secretary
Shri Omprakash Dhoot             2438989          Treasurer  
Shri Ramkrishna Shintre                                 Member
Shri Papalal Baheti                                       Member
Shri Manohar Sheth                                     Member

School Committee

Shri B. G Karve                       2883375          Chairman
Mrs. Vaishali Joshi                                        Secretary
Shri Rajendra Manudhane                              Treasurer
Shri Nanasaheb Veerkar                                Member
Shri Omprakash Dhoot                                  Member
Shri Papalal Baheti                                       Member
Shri Avinash Kulkarni                                    Member
Shri J Ganesh                                             Member
Shri Madhav Markande                                 Member          

Contact Us  

Rotary School for the Deaf
Gokhale Compound 
Raghuvir Nagar
(Opp. Madhavashram Karyalaya Gokhale Hall)
Dombivali (E)
Thane 421201
Karmayogi: Dr. Vaishali Joshi, Principal