Navchetan Andhjan Mandal School | Bhuj, Gujarat, India
The Navchetan Andhjan Mandal School is a centre for disabled children where the focus is on teaching the students both academic and vocational skills. The centre provides boarding facilities for many of its students. The school is an inclusive and enabling environment, catering for students with a wide range of physical and mental impairments and is seen as a refuge for disabled children in the local and wider community. The school therefore plays an important role in providing a platform for students in a developing Indian society that, in part, still grapples with the realities of disabilities.
There is currently one trip to this school each year, at the end of June. During the trip, volunteers live in guest rooms on the school campus, with all meals provided at the school. Volunteers get the opportunity to run their own classes with the students on a variety of subjects outside of their usual curriculum. They are also able to spend time outside of school hours running sports, arts and crafts, dance and musical sessions with the students.
Aside from their time in the schools, volunteers will be able to experience the local community, including an eye opening visit to an old people’s home supported by CARE in nearby Bachau.
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Click Here to read blog posts from past Project CARE volunteers who have been to Navchetan Andhjan Mandal School Bhuj volunteers.