Prabodhini Trust - An Institution For the care of Mentally Challenged
Prabodhini Trust - An Institution For the care of Mentally Challenged
Prabodhini Trust - An Institution For the care of Mentally Challenged
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PRABODHINI TRUST an institution for the training, education and rehabilitation of the mentally challenged was established in 1977. The main reason for the establishment of this institution is GAUTAM - a disabled child of Mrs. Rajani Limaye. She could understand the helplessness and sufferings of child with mental deficiency and agonies of the parents of such children through her own experience.

Together with parents of her type, and help and guidance of Mrs. Kamala Sarda and Mr. Dr. S. M. Sule, she came forward to help the mentally challenged children, and break the bond of frustration and disappointment. PRABODHINI TRUST The institution had to struggle hard at the initial stage. It was difficult to convince people – especially parents of the mentally challenged children – the significance of this unique endeavor. The project was started with four students. The Institution needed funds, sufficient space, trained teachers, devoted workers and para-medical professional. Nothing was easy. With ceaseless efforts the picture changed. People extended wholehearted co-operation.

Doctors, Professors, Industrialists and many other appreciated the efforts made by the institution for the habilitation of the disabled. At first, classes were held in the two small rooms given by Prof. Oak at a nominal rent. Later, the Nashik Municipality gave an acre of land on which building for school was PRABODHINI TRUST constructed with the help of funds from the Government of India. The school got recognition from the Social Welfare Dept. Of Maharashtra State in 1982.

Now, Over 300 students are on roll participating in various activities of projects of the institution. The institution has two mini-buses, two buses together with a six seater Rickshaw to take the students from and to the Schools. A separate building for the sheltered workshop has been built at Satpur in MIDC in 1993.

Prabodhini Trust has started many activities and has undertaken several projects for the upliftment of the mentally Challenged. Some of these are –

  1. Early Intervention Programme
  2. Nursery School
  3. Physiotherapy Center
  4. Psychological testing
  5. Parent counseling
  6. Prabodhini School
  7. Hostel for students and adults (Special males and females)
  8. Sheltered workshop
  9. Teacher’s Training Center

Students of the institution are trained in jobs such as sewing, fretwork, carpentry, chalk and candle making, paper shredding, file making, book PRABODHINI TRUST binding, making seasonal greetings and job work from Nashik – based corporates like ABB etc.

Special teachers, Para-medical professionals, physiotherapists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, speech therapists, gynecologists, social workers, they all extend sincere, generous help to the cause of the institution.

The trust is honored with excellent performance citation on 23rd Feb 2004.

The teacher’s Training Center has been selected for organising various programmes successfully.

The School, the sheltered workshop, early intervention programme, counseling section all activities are in progress.

Prabodhini Trust
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