Govind congenitally blind five years old boy was brought to Narayana Nethralaya by his doctorate parents from Kerala they were referred to rehab with no other chances of treatment. Counseling the parents revealed their high levels of acceptance about their son’s condition. They were very optimistic about his growth and development as a visually challenged.
Their wish was to put him in a school which encourages integrating children with special needs. Also, they want to make their son, a day scholar, like his brother. They wanted to provide equal opportunities to both their children irrespective of disability.
At the rehabilitation centre their requirements were noted and started working on the same. Parents were very cooperative and found a school very close to their home, which accepted Govind. But now the question was, as to who should teach modified educational skills to Govind?
Through campus recruitment drive the right candidate was selected to join as the special teacher. Then she was sent to National Association for the Blind, Mumbai to for the training and now she works in the school. The story isn’t finished. There are three more children along with govind who are also special children. The school is identifying and integrating children in the primary school.
The idea of Govind‘s parents not only fulfilled their dream but has become the community activity and responsibility. The true idea of education is to inculcate the principle of inclusion, integration and socialization. And the idea exists in reality through Govind.
Thanks to Govind!