Inclusive education is when all students, no matter what the challenges are, are placed inclusive classrooms suitable to their age while receiving the same instruction, interventions, and supports that enable them to meet success in the core curriculum as their nondisabled peers.
Samarthanam Trust for the Disabled an NGO for the disabled children advocates the principle that students with disabilities are as fundamentally capable as their nondisabled peers.
The Samarthanam High School with separate hostels for boys and girls was established in the year 2004 in Hulimavu, Bangalore while the Primary Residential School was established in 2009 in HSR Layout. The Schools follow Karnataka State syllabus and are recognized by the Karnataka State Board of Education. The Schools have a well-equipped barrier-free infrastructure supporting Inclusive Education. With 24/7 security, caretakers, and well-trained teachers, the schools provide a safe haven for the underprivileged, the children with disabilities, and to the children of single parents while providing quality education. The school also facilitates free tuition and boarding; study support through volunteers, training in extracurricular activities, study material in a digital format and so on, ensuring the holistic development of the students.
All the free residential schools at Samarthanam organize extra-curricular activities, regular study tours, performances on various platforms, and opportunities for corporate interactions and also for interacting with the leaders, the influencers, and the policymakers. Frequent health checks, paediatrician visits, access to high-quality healthcare facilities, corrective surgeries and treatments are provided to ensure a healthy lifestyle for the children. Classroom teaching is complemented with regular volunteer visits from various firms to conduct activity based classes in languages, social science, environmental science, and mathematics helping the students learn better and improve communication skills.
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