A MEANINGFUL REASON TO DELIGHT OVER 100 SPECIAL CHILDREN
With the setup of the new building at the Tamanna School in Toranagallu, JSW Foundation has facilitated the development of children with intellectual disabilities by providing space for another 100 students.
JSW Foundation is dedicated to the cause of ensuring equitable development for all. Keeping this in mind, JSW Foundation had built Tamanna School at the OP Jindal Centre in Toranagallu.
In midst of this journey, we realized that special children have special needs. They need a spacious environment and additional counselling facilities. With the limited space in the OP Jindal Centre, this was becoming increasingly difficult. Recognizing this impediment of space, the JSW Foundation has come up with a new Tamanna building at the OP Jindal Complex. The newly constructed building can now accommodate more than 100 students. The building was inaugurated on Wednesday by Shri Rajashekhar Pattanashetty, President JSW Steel Vijayanagar Works, in the presence of senior JSW Executives and teachers along with the overjoyed children of the Tamanna School.
Tamanna School for specially-abled children was started in the year 2008 by Mrs. Sangita Jindal, Chairperson, JSW Foundation. It was her vision to start the school to provide quality education and services related to specially-abled children. Back then, the school was inaugurated with just 4 students; currently the school has 102 enrolled students.
The new school building, built at the cost of INR 3.2 crores has modern facilities like a well-equipped physiotherapy room with a trained full-time physiotherapist, and well-trained and experienced speech therapists to provide support services to all students. Extra-curricular facilities like sports, music, dance and dedicated vocational rooms are also made available in the new school building. Training will also be provided to students in eight sports categories. All these sports disciplines are a part of the Special Olympic, which will enable students to showcase their potential at an international level.
The School is currently focusing on the academic improvement of each student. Taking this forward, a personalized education plan will be designed for each and every Tamanna student. Besides this, the Tamanna School will extend its support to JAV (Jindal Adarsh Vidyalaya) and JVM (Jindal Vidya Mandir) schools by helping students through remedial teaching services on a regular basis.
In the future, a school for hearing impaired students will be planned in the new facility. Good health is a major concern for children with special needs. Tamanna School will now have periodic health reviews of every student by a Psychiatrist, ENT specialist, and general physician on a regular basis. More vocational activities have been planned in the new school. With 15 spacious rooms, exclusive dining and kitchen facilities, a lush green garden and sports facilities the new Tamanna school is definitely going to have a major impact on students’ life as well as on the whole community.
Speaking on the occasion of the inaugural, Shri Rajashekhar Pattanshetty said that the JSW is dedicated to the holistic development of society. He said that as a person with a single amputated leg cannot walk, similarly a crippled country cannot walk. “We need to provide equal opportunities to all, and JSW is committed to this. The Tamanna School is a small step in this regard. If more funds are required for equitable development, JSW will not shy away from providing them.”