Dosti – An Unstoppable Journey of Courage, Hope and Joy:-
DOSTI, Study Hall’s Inclusive School for specially-abled people started its journey in April 2005 with 10 children and today, 2015, over one hundred children, are taken care of in its Early Intervention, Home-based programs and regular school programs.
DOSTI practices in campus as well as Home Based programs identify children in the initial stages of schooling and include them in an Early Intervention Program designed to help (those who can) catch up with their developmental milestones. These regular school going special needs children are trained to take their place among the rest of the students in mainstream education and co-curricular activities, as per their individual potential and skills, thus getting the necessary support for becoming happy, well adjusted, contributing members of society.
This practice is called Inclusive education and Study Hall’s DOSTI wing, the first such holistic educational initiative in Uttar Pradesh, began its decade long work of specializing in working with special needs children + care givers + teachers, providing all a platform for interacting with and helping each other, while striving together to integrate every child into mainstream schools in 2005.
All staff working with the children at DOSTI is qualified to teach and manage special needs children and counsel parents. What started with 2 staff members and 10 children has now grown into a community of 16 professional Rehabilitation professionals and 10 Para-professionals + 100 children!
All students are provided with a holistic education proportional to their overall physical, emotional and mental abilities making them useful and productive members of society.
Mrs.Surabhi Kapoor – Founding Principal, Dosti