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. Our vision is to build an inclusive society: a society for all where no one is left behind and everyone gets equal opportunity to excel in life. And the journey to build an inclusive society starts from an 'inclusive classroom'.
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/ resource centre
1 centre
(40 workshops)

ZP 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 (CwD).

In India, 34% of all CwD are 'out of school'. (UNICEF, 2015)

Of all CwD 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 strategic plan (2021–30)

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


Our flagship programme is an 'inclusive kindergarten' in Kashele village where 25 students, including 4 CwD, study together using universal design for learning (UDL). Our plan is to build a NEW inclusive school, and add one grade every academic year - Grade X by 2030.


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 and tribal hamlets nearby. By 2030, we aim to set-up 5 libraries (disability resource centres) in Karjat.


In August 2019, we launched a 6-month teacher-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.


In 2022-23, we started an inclusive-ed partnership with a Zilla Parishad (ZP) school in Kashele. Besides better school infra, we placed two teachers to facilitate inclusive-ed for Grades 1-3 (28 students/5 CwD). By 2030, we plan to work with 10+ ZP schools in Karjat.

Our major partners

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


Samaaveshi Pathshaala Foundation
KASHELE village, near Rural Hospital,
Karjat taluka, Maharashtra - 410 201,

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9821006662 (WA)



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