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The Stephen High School for the Deaf and Aphasic  

Brief History:

The Stephen High School for the deaf and Aphasic was established in the year 1957, by a private charitable Trust, which was patronized by the Archbishop of Bombay. Which was functioning at DeSa Hospital Building , 15th Dady Seth Road , Girgaon, Mumbai. Since this was residence the school did not have much opportunities for expansion. The Archbishop of Mumbai who was the patron of the school provided land at the existing place. Montfort Brother of St. Gabriel who are the pioneers in the education of the deaf and blind, took over the institution in the year 1996, and made marvelous changes in providing good education facilities to the children despite various financial constraints. The facilities and provisions provided to the children has no doubt created a lasting impact on their minds, but it becomes necessary to provide them with better facilities and bright future in changing times.  

School Today:

The Montfort Brothers of St.Gabriel, a religious congregation dedicated to the education and welfare of children and youth especially these abandoned by the society have been managing the institution. The Brothers run similar Institutions in the country along with a degree college for the deaf in Madras in the state of Tamil Nadu.  

Our Board And Staff Members:

The Stephen High school for the deaf and aphasic is managed by the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel with the help of 7 members board of Trustee with Bro. Varghese Theknatt Provincial superior as the chairman. There are 14 full time staff working for the welfare and education of the hearing impaired children.  

Our Mission :

The mission and objective is that the deaf child with an aim to develop speech ans language and to develop total personality of the child to give him or her education the development of the whole person. The school offers 14 years of study leading to S.S.C Examination other courses offered are typing, bookbinding, screen printing, computers, drawing, dance, sports, etc. In spite of the financial crunch the school provides best of education to the children.

We have moderately set up computer lab, the information technology with the help of school net.  

Future Plan:

The Stephen proposes to upgrade its facilities to a junior college and then to a degree to the deaf students of Mumbai, along with the vocational training center for the deaf.

Our resources have limited us to move further. The students face a lot of difficulties to commute. The smaller section children along with the parents commute daily. Transport facility for these special children is a felt need. The school has limited has limited class rooms. The additional construction to be taken up for the additional class rooms. The computer lab needs up gradation with modern machines, to make the teaching learning more effective. The school is taking a lead in preparing CD for the curriculum of deaf education on the regular exam based subjects.  

How Stephen High School is funded:

The Stephen High School is being a charitable Institution is depending on public donations. The institution is 60% aided by the Government of Maharashtra Ministry of social welfare 40 % of the funds are from the management, parents and public contribution for its operation. Donations in cash and in kind are welcome. All donations are eligible for tax benefit under Sec 80G, Director of Income Tax (exemption) 80G (5) (vi) of the
I.T Act.   

Towards Better Services to this Special Children:  

  1. Construction of 2 floors on the top of the present building.
  2. Up gradation of Computer Lab with a minimum of 10 computers.
  3. Purchase of a L.C.D. projector.
  4. Purchase of a T.V. and C.D player.
  5. Purchase of a table tennis board (Table).
  6. Purchase of a school bus.
  7. Children Park (Play Materials).

Contact Us:  

Stephen High School for the Deaf and Aphasic, The
Plot No. 898
S. K. Bole Road
(Next to Bank of Baroda)
Dadar (W)
Mumbai 400028
Karmayogi: Brother Joseph
Tel : 24321572 / 24320733