On the occasion of Children’s Day, the Essar Foundation team visited Swami Parijnanashram Educational & Vocational Centre for the Handicapped at Bolinj. The Centre had requested for support to provide Midday Meals for the resident children. With the generous support from Essar Ports, Essar Foundation was able to provide the Centre with ration and grocery.
The school has 336 children divided in three sections – mentally challenged, deaf and dumb and children with certain critical issues. The teachers design the teaching module as per the need of each child. For the deaf and dumb children, the curriculum is designed by the educational departments of the government, and for the mentally challenged they design different modules as per the group of children.
The Essar team interacted and spent time with the children and distributed chocolates and fruit drinks. The team witnessed how the teachers taught the children. It’s remarkable to note the amount of time these teachers put in to make these children capable for mainstream life. The teachers bestow lot of love, care, compassion on them and enormous patience is needed towards this noble cause.
It was a desire of His Holiness Swami Parijnanashram to help and rehabilitate the disabled. HH Swamiji started ‘Shree Trust’. The sole aim of the trust was to start a school for the disabled, to educate all types of differently abled persons, viz. mentally challenged, deaf & dumb, blind, and orthopedically challenged; and also teach them life skills to earn a living. Swami Parijnanashram Educational & Vocational Centre for the Handicapped was founded by Dr. Mohan S. Mankikar with the help of the Regional Rehabilitation Training Centre (RRTC) in October 1985. Students with multiple challenges are educated and trained to be ready for a better future. Their sole motto is to make the differently abled stand on their own feet.
Essar Foundation and Essar Ports have always been engaged in providing support to social causes, especially in the area of child development, education and women empowerment.