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Our Facilities

Striving to provide the best to this special lot

With the best of teaching aids and facilities, we aim to bring the best of the world to our students and transform them in being the best for the world.

Facilities available in both schools

  • Various Health Check-ups are organized every year for students. They undergo check-ups for eyes, skin, dental, blood, haemoglobin and heart.
  • Renowned Medical Institutions such as D Y Patil Hospital, Budhrani Hospital, KK Eye Institute, H. V. Desai Hospital, Noble Hospital and Sasoon Hospital graciously agree to partner with us.
  • 2 of our students benefited from a cataract operation and 1 student for hole in a heart operation.
  • Various lectures and workshops are arranged to spread awareness about general health, personnel hygiene, sex education, different types of diseases, causes & prevention. Professionals are invited for these sessions.
  • We provide food to our students according to the Diet Chart. This is made by a professional dietician.
  • Students are encouraged to participate in multiple sports Yogasana, Mallakhamb, Lezim, cricket, running, shot put, long jump, swimming & chess.
  • Our students have made the school and the nation proud by competing and winning at district, state, national and international Paralympics sporting events.
  • One of our students has been selected in the Indian Blind Cricket Team and has been part of the World Cup winning squad in South Africa.
  • One of our students, Pandurang Jambe, has won Gold in Javelin throw at the National Sports Competition, New Delhi.
  • Two of our students, Swaraj Ghule & Rohit Bhargune were selected in the under 18 & under 14 Maharashtra Blind Cricket Team.
  • Students undergo training in dance, drama, debate, one-act play, enact play, etc.
  • One of our performances, “Swatantryachi Yashogatha”, has been officially named in the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • Apart from winning hearts, our students have won prizes and accolades in dancing and singing competitions, both at State & National level.
  • All major festivals and important days such as Sanvidhan Din, Gandhi Jayanti, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti, Teacher Day, Ganeshotsav, etc. are celebrated here in its full glory.
  • Students are given special training in classical music including classical singing and musical instruments such as tabla, harmonium, flute, drum, synthesizer, bongo, etc.
  • Our students are professionally trained and are also prepared for examinations by Gandharva Mahavidyalaya.
  • We have our own Music Committee that organizes various musical programmes for the upliftment of music & to encourage students to listen to good music. Big names in the music fraternity are invited to our school to facilitate this.
  • Our students participate in various musical programmes and have won many prizes. Few of our alumni have also started their own music school and have a fully functional orchestra as well.
  • Since 1990, we run a Teacher Training Centre for those willing to work as a Special teacher for Visually impaired Children.
  • Around 500 teachers have been trained so far, of which, 200 were visually impaired themselves. Most of them are working in various special Schools, inclusive Schools under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
  • Students are trained on using new electronic devices and mediums such as sumitra, i-pod, Speech Software and android.
  • Students are also given assistance for searching jobs or being self- employed at Telephone booths, Stalls, Banks or Petrol Pump Announcers.
  • We follow a barrier free environment at Poona Blind School with easy access to classroom, dining hall, kitchen, passages and restrooms.
  • We have our own buses for travelling with caretakers appointed for the safety of students.
  • We follow a strict diet chart as suggested by a dietician. Maintaining hygiene is given top priority in both the kitchen and dining hall.
  • We are planning to set up a sensory garden soon.
  • We follow all rules and regulations laid down by the Social Justice & Empowerment Department, Maharashtra Govt.
  • This school is a government-aided school. Aid is given by the District Social Welfare Department. Pune Zilla Parishad. Pune.
  • We have aided for 100 residential students, based on which a grant is given to the teaching & non-teaching staff payment & 8 % subsidy amount other than payments.
  • The Social Welfare Department regularly inspects the quality of education, hostel facility, cleanliness, hygiene, student safety, diet etc.
  • The Social Welfare Department also gives various concessions & facilities such as the Disability Identity Certificate and various Scholarships to students.