SAKSHAM Special School





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Project Description

Country: India

Location: Dewas, MP

Total Budget: $3,000

Areas of Focus: Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: Provide classroom equipment for school focused on educational and rehabilitation needs of children with special needs with medical, mental and psychological disabilities


SAKSHAM special school was formed in response to a question from a 6-year old child with Cerebral Palsy, "Mummy, why am I not going to school"; "I don't wish to go to school, I am teased by everyone"....... Dr. Hemant Dev and Dr. Deepali Dev, Physiotherapists, have come across many such questions in last 10 years while treating special children and thus decided to initiate a mission through Special Children Care Educational and Rehabilitation Society Dewas in 2014 to start a school for special children, the first and only of its kind in Dewas. SAKSHAM's mission is to develop children with disability to become independent and productive citizens of India. Specifically,

• Provide learning center for children not eligible for regular school

• Prepare child with disability eligible for regular school

• Provide medical, mental and physical rehabilitation at a minimal cost


SAKSHAM Special School was started in mid 2014 with 5 students in the premises of Physiocare Dewas. Within 3 academic years the student population has increased to 13, which includes children with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down Syndrome, Mental Retardation and Deafness/Hearing Loss. The current survey of the city of Dewas showed that around 300 such students need special facilities, such as SAKSHAM, for their proper growth.

Current facilities include:

• Staff of two teachers, an art teacher and a dance teacher

• Floor space of 1,000 sq. ft.

• Basic equipment, including educational toys, LCD TV, computer, teaching board

• Various activities are carried out throughout the year to give students a social platform.

Proposed effort involves:

• Enhance current audio/video capability:

o To strengthen teachers skills in making teaching-learning process more effective

o To attract and retain learners' attention

o To generate interest across different levels of students

o To make class more interactive and interesting

• Development of Rehabilitative Gym facility essential for empowering the lives of young people with special needs, resulting in:

o Physical improvements: for better well-being and physical health

o Mental Improvements: for enhancing self-esteem, social awareness, and self-confidence

o Behavioral Improvements in Attention, Relationships, and Academics

Project Contact Person

District: 5340

Rotary Club of: La Jolla Golden Triangle

Primary Contact: Krishna Arora

Email: arorafromaror@yahoo.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2018-19 Rotary Year.

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La Jolla Golden Triangle (5340)









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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Krishna Arora

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Steve Brown

System Entry: Project signed by Steve Brown.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Rick Binder.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Schafer Kimberly.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Monroe, Alex.


by Krishna Arora

SAKSHAM Special School project (P-2226) is moving forward. It has been submitted for approval and signatures from the District Grant committee.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by Krishna Arora.


by Mike Whitehurst

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Mike Whitehurst

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by Scott Carr

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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