Welcome to 'Samaaveshi Pathshaala'

One day, all schools will become 'inclusive'.

We are a registered nonprofit working on inclusive education based in Karjat tribal block of Maharashtra, founded in 2018 by two graduates of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. Our mandate 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'.

Key programmes / Impact

Inclusive School

30 (10)
children (CWDs)

Community Library

32
library workshops

'Anganwadi' Transformation

60 (3000+)
Anganwadi (children)

Inclusive Digital Skilling

20
tribal youth

Why 'inclusive education'?

PROBLEM: Low 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

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

Strategic plan (2021–30)

Key programmes and future plans

SAMAAVESHI PATHSHAALA

Our flagship programme is an 'inclusive school' in Kashele village where 30 students (15 each in KG & Grade 1), including 10 children with disability, study together using multi-sensory approach. Our plan is to add one grade every academic year - Grade X by 2030.

'SAMAAVESHI' LIBRARY

In June 2019, we set-up an 'inclusive, community library' with an aim to improve literacy, STEM and life skills among all primary-level children with and without disability in Kashele and tribal hamlets nearby. By 2025, we aim to set-up five community libraries in Karjat.

INCLUSIVE 'ANGANWADIs'

The idea is to transform Anganwadis into 'inclusive' early education centres, by training Anganwadi teachers in inclusive education and digital literacy. Currently, we're working with 60 Anganwadis. Our goal is to cover all 300 Anganwadis in Karjat, by 2025.

COVID-19 RESPONSE

We distributed comprehensive food and hygiene kits to over 100 tribal families (including 18 families with a child/adult with disability) in Kashele village and adjoining tribal hamlets in April-May 2020. We will continue to identify families in need and support them.

Our partners

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

Address

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

'Samaaveshi' on GOOGLE MAPS:
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Phone

9821006662 (W)
9958478027

Email

Connect@Samaaveshi.org

Social media

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SamaaveshiPathshaala
Instagram: @Samaaveshi.Pathshaala
Twitter: @Samaaveshi