Ashakiran special school

The first of its kind in Calicut City. The school for the differently abled bean functioning with ten students and two staff members in the Chavara Hall of the Provincial House. On 13th November 1983, when Fr Sebastian Poonoly was the provincial, a society was registered under the name Ashakiran Association for Mentally Retarded Persons. In 1987 this school was shifted to the Devagiri campus and was renamed Ashakiran School for the Differently abled. The ministry of Social Justice and improvement of the government of India provides a grant for the activities of the school. The current enrollment in the school is 106. The school is blessed with 16 qualified teaching professionals and 13 non teaching staff. The academic curriculum systematically incorporates scientific techniques. The student’s teacher ratio is 8:1. In addition to providing opportunities for the development of personal, academic, social and occupational skills, the school offers several therapeutic programmes such as yoga therapy, music therapy, dance therapy, drama therapy and so on. For the convenience of training, the students have been divided into different groups such as pre-primary, Primary, Secondary, Pre vocational, vocational and Autism according to their age, sex and psycho social development. Yoga, Meditation, Music and Dance Programs are the additional programs to their daily training curriculum. Each student has been cautiously observed and assessed by the teachers and other professionals. It’s an institute for education and integral development of mentally retarded children.

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