Centre for special
education

We support the centre for special education which offers care and education for children and adolescents with special needs.

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People with special needs have the right to freedom, equality, social security and human dignity – just like any other human being. The centre for special education is a school for 180 children and adolescents from tribal villages near Bankura who would not otherwise be able to attend school or receive care. Many of the children suffer from malnutrition and neglect, and the prevalence of tribal superstition and lack of awareness means that people with special needs are often marginalized and excluded from their communities.

The centre provides comprehensive rehabilitation programmes for these children and young people to improve their quality of life and help their integration into society. Supporting the students in choosing what they want to do based on their strengths and needs, the centre offers vocational training and life skills education.

2020 in numbers

135

Online teaching, speech therapy, physiotherapy and counseling sessions conducted for the children during the Covid-19 lockdown

37

Speech-hearing impaired children developed communication

25

Children learned to sit without support

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