History & Background
Jeevoday is the fulfillment of a long-cherished dream; it is a collective movement and an enormous process through a non-profit, voluntary organization. Our mission is to provide significant growth for the welfare and rehabilitation of intellectually challenged youngsters to transform them into better citizens and productive members of our Society. Safeguarding this welfare is the mutual responsibility of a progressive and democratic society in which these children have a right to be an integral part. It was the great desire of the Late Archbishop Leobard D’souza- Archbishop of Nagpur, to start a school for Mentally Handicapped children in Nagpur. Accordingly, in 1988 we conducted a survey of Mentally Handicapped children. In a part of the city, we found more than 100 children between the age limit of 5 and 20. Having found this a pressing need of these children we started a school in an old structure in the S.F.S school premises on 2nd October 1989, being the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi the father of the Nation.
Jeevoday started its loving and dedicated service to intellectually challenged children with 17 children, and today rendering its service to more than 300 children and adults with intellectually challenged of various categories. The different categories include students with profound, severe, moderate, and mild retardation. Children with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and multiple handicapped are also imparted education. They are accepted as day scholars. Currently, we have 200 students in Special Schools, and 100 adults getting training in the vocational rehabilitation center.
Jeevoday is a Registered Educational Institution, that imparts education to the Intellectually Challenged children of Nagpur and adjacent areas. It has also been registered in the Trust office of the charity commissioner, Nagpur No.F. 9733(N). Jeevoday special school is run by the Assisi sisters of Mary Immaculate. Jeevoday enhances the life of special youngsters, and it shares a unique environment where love, smile, and care have no end.
Vision & Mission
“To encourage and assist mentally retarded children in improving their mental and physical abilities and to make them self-reliant and independent as much as possible and less of a burden to their families and society at large.”
“Our Mission is to compassionately nurture the less privileged intellectually challenged persons to experience the fullness of Life and to effect transformation in all at Jeevoday through a diverse growth-oriented curriculum”
Aims & Objectives
Our aim is to safeguard the protection of rights, equal opportunity, and full participation for persons with intellectual disabilities and bring them to the Mainstream
To educate and prepare intellectually challenged children to live within the community, having achieved threefold independence – physical, social, and psychological to the best of their abilities.
To help adult intellectually challenged men and women acquire useful skills
To help these adults enter the mainstream of the society
To offer within our possibilities job-oriented training suited to their talents and Vocational skills
To conduct parents counseling and training programs to prepare the parents to accept their children as a part of their family
To create public awareness to involve the community in the training and Rehabilitation of adults with Intellectual Disabilities
Provide therapy and counseling appropriate to their needs
To conduct or participate in seminars, camps, conferences, research, and training programs for mentally handicapped children.
To undertake and participate in programs pertaining to health, education, employment, and rehabilitation of the disabled.
To create public awareness to involve the community in the training and rehabilitation of persons with Intellectual Disabilities
Beginnings of Jeevoday Special School
For more information about the admission procedures please contact the below address:
Jeevoday special school for Mentally Handicapped
Residency Road, Sadar, Nagpur-440001 (Maharashtra) India
Contact No: 0712- 2529853, 09579845898, 09423132558, 09421459355