Day School

 

ACTIVITIES OF SCHOOL AND HOSTEL FOR THE MENTALLY HANDICAPED CHILDREN

We have been running a special school for the past 21 years for the welfare of the mentally handicapped children with provision of boarding and lodging facilities. A Hostel is also attached to service the school and we are maintaining the same with care and caution.

 

The present strength of the school is 138 out of which 108 are day-scholars. Previously the students of our school used to reach the school by there wheelers and by hired vehicles. We have arranged a Mini-Bus for their transport, Which made them easier to reach the school in time and to return them homes in good spirits.

 

The staff out Institution, as noted in the previous years, usually proceed to the tribal and back-ward areas for the purpose of identification of mentally handicapped children and to assist them to cope with the daily routine in a purposeful way. The parents of such children can not come to the institution for any counseling of for admission, as they are far away. This is due to lack of knowledge and due to ignorance and due to financial considerations.

 

We are providing behavior modification of mentally handicapped children through the services of Physiotherapy, Speech Therapy, Music Therapy , Yoga Therapy. In addition to these, special education techniques by paying visits, who are employed in other well established institution.

 

Shanthiniketan is one of the institution, which is running a hostel for the mentally handicapped all through the year in this part of the country. Even during summer vacation many children stay in our hostel. The parents of these children feel that their children cannot be managed, controlled or counseled by them in their houses. They wish to keep their children in our hostel as it is being maintained in an efficient manner and the hostel is a safe place for them to live and to send their leisure in a comfortable way.

 

Shanthiniketan has been extending special education to the mentally handicapped children by the efforts of our well trained staff, who are qualified min special education. training is provided to the children in vocational training like candle making, chalk-pieces making, paper-cup making. vaseline making. phenyl making, spiral binding, thermal binding, certificate lamination and in the preparation of cold cream etc.

 

S.No.

Year

No.of Beneficiaries
Day-Scholars
Hostellers
Other Services
Total
1
1985-86
10
8
21
39
2
1986-87
14
10
27
51
3
1987-88
18
10
32
60
4
1988-89
21
10
34
65
5
1989-90
25
10
32
67
6
1990-91
30
15
23
68
7
1991-92
33
15
67
115
8
1992-93
35
15
88
138
9
1993-94
40
28
118
186
10
1994-95
40
28
137
205
11
1995-96
42
30
204
276
12
1996-97
45
30
268
343
13
1997-98
45
15
179
239
14
1998-99
40
15
203
258
15
1999-00
40
15
323
378
16
2000-01
42
20
390
452
17
2001-02
63
30
375
468
18
2002-03
82
30
381
493
19
2003-04
82
30
331
443
20
2004-05
87
30
397
514
21
2005-06
107
30
469
606
Total number of stakeholders
5464