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Welcome to 'Samaaveshi Pathshaala'

One day, all schools will become 'inclusive'.

We are a registered nonprofit working on inclusive education in Karjat tribal block of Maharashtra, founded in 2018 by two graduates of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. We are on a mission to bring systemic transformation in schools where all children irrespective of their social background or disability have equal access and opportunity to quality education.

Samaaveshi is the winner of iPRENEUR 2019.

Samaaveshi founders are WIPRO Fellows 2021-23.

Key programmes/ Reach & impact

Inclusive early education

80+ children
(5 CWDs)

Community library/ disability centre

1 centre
(40 workshops)

ZP School Inclusive-ed Support (2)

70+ students
(8 CWDs)

Anganwadi Training & Transformation

100 Anganwadis
(15 smart)

Why 'inclusive education'?

PROBLEM: Low school enrolment and high dropout among children with disabilities (CWDs).

In India, 34% of all CWDs are ‘out of school’. (UNICEF, 2015)

Of all CWDs enrolled in school, only 8.5% make it to secondary level, and a dismal 2.3% pursue higher secondary education. (MHRD India, 2016)

Among 5-year-olds with disabilities in India, 74% DO NOT attend any educational institution. (UNESCO, 2019)

SOLUTION: To bring systemic transformation in schools where all children irrespective of their social background or disability study together in the same classroom.

10-year strategy (2021–30)

Roadmap to scale impact to 50,000 children with diverse learning needs in Karjat block, by 2030.

SAMAAVESHI PATHSHAALA

Our flagship programme is an 'inclusive kindergarten' in Kashele village where 15 students, including 2 CwD, study together. Our plan is to build a NEW inclusive school, and add one grade every academic year - Grade X by 2030.

COMMUNITY LIBRARY/ DISABILITY CENTRE

In June 2019, we set-up an 'inclusive, community library' aimed at improving literacy, STEM and life skills among all children with and without disabilities in Kashele. By 2030, we aim to set-up 5 libraries (disability resource centres) in Karjat block.

INCLUSIVE ANGANWADI TEACHER-TRAINING

In Aug 2019, we launched a 6-month training on inclusive-ed skills with 10 Anganwadis - to transform them into 'inclusive, early education centres'. At present, we're working with 100 Anganwadis. Our goal is to cover all 300 Anganwadis in Karjat by 2030.

ZP SCHOOL INCLUSIVE-ED SUPPORT

In 2022, we collaborated with a ZP govt school in Kashele, to facilitate inclusive-ed for Grades1-3. Besides improved school infra, we placed two teachers to impact education of 40 students/4 CWDs. By 2030, we plan to work with 10+ ZP schools in Karjat block.

Our major partners

As an early-stage nonprofit, we’re continuously looking for collaboration and knowledge exchange.

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Address

Samaaveshi Pathshaala Foundation
House no. 1059, near Rural Hospital,
Kashele village, Karjat taluka,
Maharashtra – 410 201, 
INDIA.

‘Samaaveshi’ on GOOGLE MAPS:
https://maps.app.goo.gl/CRiXa

Phone
9821006662 (WA)
9958478027

Email
Connect@Samaaveshi.org
Social media
Facebook: @SamaaveshiPathshaala
Instagram: @Samaaveshi.Pathshaala

'GIFT A BRICK': Please help us build a new 'inclusive school' for tribal children in Karjat. 1 BRICK = Rs 200.