TASK-ORIENTED AND DRIVEN BY PEOPLE WITH A COMMON INTEREST, WE LEND A HELPING HAND TO THE MENTALLY CHALLENGED & THE UNDERSERVED. MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE SINCE 2001
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About Us

Navachethana trust is a non-profit, non-commercial voluntary organisation established to impart self help education to the mentally challenged children. A creative center for mentally challenged, this organisation was registered in 2001 with a vision "To make the lives of mentally and physically challenged better, by preparing them to face the world with confidence and courage."

We accommodate children from different walks of life, which include the economically weaker sections of the society, the mentally and physically challenged, and also children having multiple disorders.

Started with 5 children, Navachethana's strength today has grown up to 78, supported by a highly trained and professional workforce. We have a team of well trained and dedicated teachers providing quality education to children who hail from a variety of social backgrounds.

About Us

Navachethana trust is a non-profit, non-commercial voluntary organisation established to impart self help education to the mentally challenged children. A creative center for mentally challenged, this organisation was registered in 2001 with a vision "To make the lives of mentally and physically challenged better, by preparing them to face the world with confidence and courage."

We accommodate children from different walks of life, which include the economically weaker sections of the society, the mentally and physically challenged, and also children having multiple disorders.

Started with 5 children, Navachethana's strength today has grown up to 78, supported by a highly trained and professional workforce. We have a team of well trained and dedicated teachers providing quality education to children who hail from a variety of social backgrounds.

About Us

Navachethana trust is a non-profit, non-commercial voluntary organisation established to impart self help education to the mentally challenged children. A creative center for mentally challenged, this organisation was registered in 2001 with a vision "To make the lives of mentally and physically challenged better, by preparing them to face the world with confidence and courage."

We accommodate children from different walks of life, which include the economically weaker sections of the society, the mentally and physically challenged, and also children having multiple disorders.

Started with 5 children, Navachethana's strength today has grown up to 78, supported by a highly trained and professional workforce. We have a team of well trained and dedicated teachers providing quality education to children who hail from a variety of social backgrounds.

- OUR OBJECTIVES-

To give admission to the mentally retarded and multiple handicapped of different age groups irrespective of their degree of severity of the problem, chronological age and social economic condition. 
To provide comprehensive rehabilitative services which include special education, speech-language therapy, physio therapy, occupational therapy, pre-vocational training, early intervention programme which is a home based service and parental counseling and guidance.

Mission

To uplift the lives of children with multiple disorders and successfully empower them to face the world with confidence and courage

Vision

To equip and educate our Special Children with modern standards

Approach

Abide by the theoretical and practical training based on their capability to learn. Our special teaching method is categorized into three levels of capability- Mild, Moderate and Severe. Apart from the basic learning, children made to take active participation in extracurricular activities such as sports, singing, dancing and crafting. The motive behind this is to boost their confidence.


  • We have a highly skilled team of teachers, who have specialized in the field of specialty training. 
  • We impart theoretical and practical training to children based on their capacity to learn. 
  • The teaching method we have adopted is based on three levels of capability- mild, moderate and severe.
  • We also impart conventional education to children in the age group of 6 to 14 years who have been victims of child labor, multiple disorders. 
  • Apart from the basic learning, children are engaged in extra curricular activities, sports and cultural activities that boost their confidence levels.

Our Story

The founder of Navachethana Trust, Mrs. Vijaya Nayak, involved herself in social service from the age of 19. In 2001, Navachethana was initiated in a single room with 5 children and 3 staff members. Within one year, the number of children and staff members increased to 24 and 5 and Navachethana moved to a new premise in the prime location of Bengaluru. Children were enrolled by a door-to-door survey in the surrounding areas 


Till date, 202 students are enrolled out of which 78 attend regularly, supported by 8 highly trained and professional staff members, 5 sub-staff and 7 office staff. Out of the 202, 18 children are integrated into normal schools.

Certificates

  • Registration Certificate
  • 12A Certificate
  • 80G Certificate
  • FCRA Certificate

Our Programs

- ACTION PLAN FOR THE COMING YEARS -

The trust would like to focus mainly on the family and community involvement in the training programme for the mentally challenged children. Some of the activities that are going to be implemented in “Awareness- Participation-Involvement” programme are:
 
- Distribution of pamphlets ( through news agencies and volunteers) containing information on mental retardation programme, walkathon, parental and community involvement in total rehabilitation programme 
- Presentation about the school is spread across the community in prime places like shopping complex, MNC companies etc in Bangalore city. 
- To conduct 2days of parents training programme twice in a year. 
- To understand their children’s problems better. 
- To establish better understanding and co-operation amongst the parents. To encourage the participation of the community. 
- To encourage the participation of minimum of 3persons relatives and friends of the families of the handicapped children in 2days training programme.
MORE ABOUT US
Our Building 
The total plinth area of the building is 2400(SFT). The building is suitable for school purpose. The building is consisting of 1 prayer hall, 5 toilets with attached bathroom, 5 rooms, 1 kitchen. We are happy to inform that with the supporters from public Navachethana will be starting new branch in month of May 2016. Its located in Sommanhalli near Art of living Kanakapura Bangalore.16years and above children will be shifted there from the current premises. 

Furnitures and Fixtures
Every year we request your support to change office chairs and children furniture. 

Vessles 
The kitchen has been provided with grinder, mixi, tumblers, jugs , water filter, kettle, idly cooker, boiling tubs, buckets, big tubs, cookeries and cutleries etc.

Bedding and other Furnitures
Every 6 months we request your support to change bedsheets and bedspread. 

Recreation Facilities 
The school has been provided with television, radio and tape recorder for recreation purpose. 

Sports and Cultural Facilities 
The school has been supplied with indoor and outdoor sports materials such as Carom board, Chess board, Snake and ladder board, Throw ball , Skipping ropes, Badminton Shuttle cock etc.

Education 
The school is furnished with Black Board, Benches, Chairs, Chalk Piece Boxes, Dusters, Posters, Charts, Teaching aids etc to support the educational activity and meet the educational needs of the programme. 

Need Volunteers 
who can support us in Teaching Play/ Games Fund raising Research Documentation Presentation Art & craft Cultural Activities 

Facilities at Navachethana 
We take extreme care to fulfill the needs of children by providing them the best of facilities. Children are served with mid-day meals everyday. We provide residential facility to children, where every child’s end-to-end needs are met with concern and care. We have dedicated staff and Sub – staff members to run this organization. All teaching staff at Navachethana are trained on Integrated Educational Diploma i.e. training and special skill required to rehabilitate the mentally challenged. 

Statutory Requirements and Registrations 
Navachethana fulfills all statutory requirements. Certificate under section 12A(a) of the Income-Tax Act 1961 is obtained. Recognized U/S 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961. Income Tax Returns are filed every year, the Permanent Account Number (PAN) of the Foundation is: AAATN3300Q. A Chartered Accountant, appointed by the Board of Management, audits accounts every year.

Details of Children 
Total No Of children(Current) : 78 
Mild : 30 
Moderate : 08 
Severe (profound) : 40 
Number Of children enrolled till now : 160 
Number of children integrated (out of the total no of children enrolled till now) : 18

Impact Stories

OUR MODEST BEGINNINGS
In 2001, the school was initially stated in a single room premises with 5 children and 3 staff . Within one year number of children were increased to 24 and staff to 5 with a new premises (corporation building) in the prime location of Bengaluru. New children were enrolled by door to door survey in the surrounding areas resided by families of low socio economic status. Till now a total of 10 children have been enrolled into the school. 23% of the children have been integrated to normal school. 

ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE SCHOOL 
- Has been awarded Sadaka Ratna by Saheli groups in the year 2003. 
- Has been awarded Best Social services offered by JCI, Bangalore in the year 2006.

GANIKA 
Date Of Birth: 27-06-1996, Date of joining school: 03-06-2004 
Ganika, a mentally challenged child with language problems when joined the school was not able to get along with other children and used to get scared seeing people around. She could not understand anything and had no self help activities. To start with self help training was introduced. Initially she was not at all cooperative and with lot of pampering she took 6 months to respond to the training. Soon she started developing slowly in all areas and also got comfortable with people. Later she was identified to have learning disability problems like not able to recognize letters. With lot of training and using pictures she could overcome this problem. Her language problems were over come by encouraging her to speak more in multiple languages and both at home and school. After seeing tremendous improvement in her, she was integrated into JSS school for 1st std in Jun 2006. Currently she is studying in 4th std and the school is still in touch with her parents to know about her progress and guide her. 

FAROOQ 
Date Of Birth: 21-01-1980, Date of joining school: 21-02-2003 
Farooq, a severely retarded child with behavior, language and eye sight problems joined the school at the age of 23. His mental age was of 3 years at that time was hyperactive with no self help activities and toilet training and no knowledge of letters. Initially he was started with self help training and step by step he improved with all activities. As educational training was not possible for him, he was started with training on house hold activities. He was trained in sweeping, swapping, organizing things and cleaning activities. Now he does all his activities himself as well helps other children in the school. Within 1 year he was able to perform all the tasks given to him independently. Now he has been appointed as a helper in the school and is paid for his services.

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Contact

Contact Details

Navachethana School for Mentally Challenged, 22nd Cross

9th Main, BSK 2nd Stage, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

560070


For general enquiries

navachethana.org@gmail.com

+91 - 9900057300 or 7259128118