India the second most populous country in the world is home to 1/6 of the world population and is ranked 119 on the Human development index, as a result of which 41.9% of the population is below the poverty line with limited access to education, healthcare and employment opportunities. Many of the children in these unprivileged communities are mentally disabled to some extend and are in need of special education. Unfortunately, these children are often neglected by their families and communities due to lack of public resources, education and poverty. These children are deprived of support, health care and basic education to develop their skills to become self-reliant. They are often abandoned by their families or isolated and confined to their homes for the rest of their lives.
Our special education program is associated with organizations and NGO’s, which are dedicated to the development of these children by providing them necessary basic education. Our volunteers work with staff to provide them assistance in overall management of the institution and teachers to provide them assistance in working one-to-one with the children. Volunteers help with teaching basic language skills, games, preparing sign charts, life skills, vocational skills, music, dance. Volunteers with education or previous experience in special education are encouraged to bring in new ideas, initiative to help create lessons and plan extra curricular activities. Volunteers work for 5 – 6 hours per day, 5 days a week.
Note : Volunteers need to have prior experience of working with the Mentally challenged.