Workshops related to art and craft provides an excellent media to these blind children to utilize their creative minds ideas into an aesthetic form. We teach them to prepare candles, string bags, school chalk sticks and decorative candles.
Music plays a very important role in the life of the visually handicapped. All the students receive extensive training in music. Our students are encouraged to participate in various music related competitions including the Sangit Visharad and Gandharva Mahavidyalaya exam of music.
The musical orchestra of our children is well known throughout Maharashtra.
Apart from studies and music, students are also encouraged to participate in various extracurricular activities, games and camps. As sports plays an important role in the growth and development of a child’s personality, we encourage students to participate in all kinds of sports. Our students participate in various local, regional and national level sports competitions. They also participate in Braille reading and writing competitions and outdoor sports organized by us, the Lions Club and the Rotary club at a local, regional and national level.
Physical education and exercise is another important aspect as it enhances their mobility and makes them feel energetic and active. We have a qualified physical training and education teacher who teaches students the drill, Lezim and many more exercises. The students are encouraged to participate in scout activities and outdoor camps.
Shirdi Sai Baba Nursery
The Nursery building is donated by the Shamdasani Foundation, Pune. This Nursery is equipped with audio cassettes, toys and other play material. The trust caters to around 15 children in its Nursery.
We always encourage our children to mix up with others freely and without any fear. To achieve best results, education must be imparted at the earliest stages and should be as joyous as possible. This is all pertinent when children are handicapped, physically or mentally in one way or another, for theirs is the greatest need. Aware of this need we create just such an atmosphere for the small blind children with us. Through the play-way Montessori method through song and dance.