[Grand Finale Finalist: 10/18] Dr. Chitra Shah – Satya: A Center for Children with Special Needs
Posted By: Rise Team|Dated: March 26, 2012
Meet Chitra Shah, the director of the Satya Special School, an integrated specialty center based in Pondicherry that works to empower children with special needs.
“To me Rise is Revolutionary, Inspiring, Sustainable Excellence.” – Chitra Shah
Founded in 2003 with a staff of 5, the Satya Special School now works with 175 children with various special needs such as Down’s syndrome and cerebral palsy. It is an inclusive center – it provides free services to any child with any special needs, irrespective of socioeconomic conditions – and offers the expertise of psychologists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, and social workers. Chitra is providing a much-needed service: children with special needs are the most marginalized in Indian society, which many lacking proper care and support. By combating the stigma and stereotypes surrounding children with special needs, Chitra hopes to rehabilitate the individuals who need it most. Vote for the Satya Special School and help Chitra continue to reach out to children with special needs!
Vote for Chitra and Satya because:
It will ensure dignity for children with special needs, thereby making social inclusion a reality.
Satya is a holistic program aimed at changing the lives of children with special needs.
The role of the mother as a co-therapist ensures the sustainability of rehabilitation services to each and every children.
Learn about this free, eco-friendly, and innovative rural school for opportunity-deprived children. Its mission? To transform opportunity-deprived children into self-reliant citizens of India by giving them LOVE, CARE, EMPATHY and QUALITY EDUCATION
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