Samaaveshi Pathshaala Foundation is a registered nonprofit working on inclusive education in Karjat tribal block of Maharashtra, founded by two graduates of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.
Our mission is to build inclusive classrooms where all children with and without disabilities study together using a multi-sensory approach. Besides, by integrating theories of constructivism, universal design for learning (UDL), and social-emotional learning (SEL), we strive to enhance creativity, expression and learning outcomes for all children with diverse learning needs.
We started our journey with an inclusive kindergarten from a two-room rented space in Kashele village on 3rd Dec 2018 (World Disability Day). Gradually, we launched a series of programmes aimed at building an ecosystem of inclusive education in Karjat block where all key stakeholders (students, teachers, school/local authorities, and the community) believe in the idea of inclusion, and have necessary skills and resources to practice inclusive education.
Our key programmes are:
a) Community library/ Disability resource centre (1 centre)
b) Inclusive ‘Anganwadi’ teacher-training (100 Anganwadis)
c) Smart Anganwadi transformation (11 Anganwadis)
d) Zilla Parishad (ZP) school inclusive-ed support (2 ZP schools).