Sandnya Sanwardhan Sanstha

  • Sandnya Sanwardhan Sanstha is an institute dedicated to serve mentally disabled children, whom the organization refers to as "differently-abled" children. Supporting Asha chapters - Athens, NYCNJ, Silicon Valley.
  • Supports 93 children, and 21 teachers
  • Directly reaches 114 individuals annually
  • Project Type Disabilities in rural Maharashtra. Supported by Asha since March 2006
  • More details on this project - budget documents and a recent visit summary - can be found on the Asha Website
Sandnya Sanwardhan Sanstha (SSS) is a research institute dedicated to the development and rehabilitation of the mentally disabled children. The uniqueness of this institute is that they are committed to help "differently-abled" children and their families, which means that they provide individual attention depending on the specific circumstances of the child. Sandnya Sanwardhan Sanstha was started in 1993 in Nagpur, Maharashtra and has been dedicated in providing such service to about 100 children today. The institute now has its own school building at its campus "Sandnya Srushti" in the neighboring satellite township of Butibori, 25 kms from Nagpur and uses 3 of its own school buses(one of which was funded by Asha for Education) to ferry the children back and forth from their homes in Nagpur. Sandnya Sanwardhan Sanstha provides service to 98 children who fall under 5 levels of mental disability - ranging from borderline to profound. Profoundly retarded children need 1-on-1 attention for them to do their daily tasks (like brushing their teeth, eating, etc.). More than 13 children in SSS fall under this category. The Institute provides a range of services to the children, depending on their needs. These are: Special Education, Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, Music Therapy, Parents and Sibling Training, Learning through cultural programs, Sports and Yoga, Home-based training, Public Awareness, Vocational Training Rehabilitation, Parent Relief Center. Mr Navin Deshpande of Sanndya recently gave a talk at Asha Athens. You can watch the recording here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl6lE6Os6aw

Sandnya Sanwardhan Sanstha provides service to 98 children who fall under 5 levels of mental disability - ranging from borderline to profound. Profoundly retarded children need 1-on-1 attention for them to do their daily tasks (like brushing their teeth, eating, etc.). More than 13 children in SSS fall under this category. The Institute provides a range of services to the children, depending on their needs. These are: Special Education, Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy, Music Therapy, Parents and Sibling Training, Learning through cultural programs, Sports and Yoga, Home-based training, Public Awareness, Vocational Training Rehabilitation, Parent Relief Center. Mr Navin Deshpande of Sanndya recently gave a talk at Asha Athens. You can watch the recording here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl6lE6Os6aw