About Us

Shri Devrajji Gundecha's Punarvas Special School & Vocational Training Centre for Mentally Handicapped was established in 1981 at Goregaon.More than 500 million people in the world Handicapped, having Physical, Mental, Sensory Impairments or Mental difficulties, are prevented from becoming useful members of our community.We, at Punarvas, have tackled this problem by importing Educational, Diagnostic & Vocational Services for the mentally challenged by specially trained personnel thereby laying a foundation for them to be integrated in the society.

Structure... 1,550 sq. mtrs. area of the plot, 10,293 sq. ft. built-up area constructed in ground plus four structure.

About Us

Shri Devrajji Gundecha's Punarvas Special School & Vocational Training Centre for Mentally Handicapped was established in 1981 at Goregaon.More than 500 million people in the world Handicapped, having Physical, Mental, Sensory Impairments or Mental difficulties, are prevented from becoming useful members of our community.We, at Punarvas, have tackled this problem by importing Educational, Diagnostic & Vocational Services for the mentally challenged by specially trained personnel thereby laying a foundation for them to be integrated in the society.

Structure... 1,550 sq. mtrs. area of the plot, 10,293 sq. ft. built-up area constructed in ground plus four structure.

About Us

Shri Devrajji Gundecha's Punarvas Special School & Vocational Training Centre for Mentally Handicapped was established in 1981 at Goregaon.More than 500 million people in the world Handicapped, having Physical, Mental, Sensory Impairments or Mental difficulties, are prevented from becoming useful members of our community.We, at Punarvas, have tackled this problem by importing Educational, Diagnostic & Vocational Services for the mentally challenged by specially trained personnel thereby laying a foundation for them to be integrated in the society.

Structure... 1,550 sq. mtrs. area of the plot, 10,293 sq. ft. built-up area constructed in ground plus four structure.

President's Appeal
"A School started in a 10 X 10 room with 2 students is now developed into an 4 storeyed building with 175 students, the foundation of which is the trust of the donors like you. 

What we have achieved is there before you. Still, miles to go further, we all know. There are over 18 million mentally Challenged children, and we are catering to only 175 children though we are, by now Matured enough to serve more than 500 children. To achieve this uphill task, we are planning to expand further in every respect - building, machinery and projects. 

At every milestone, people like you are helping 'Punarvas' to reach the next milestone. We are sure, your help only will support 'Punarvas' in the ongoing journey to serve more and more Differently Abled children. 
This is a sincere appeal to you to join hands for the upliftment and rehabilitation of the differently abled section of the society." 

Thanking you and looking forward to your cooperation. 
 Warms Regards, Prabhakar Modak (PRESIDENT)
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We believe, they are not mentally disabled, but they are differently abled. 
They have all the rights to exist and be known as part of the society.
They need to be accepted and absorbed, giving them a life of
DIGNITY, JUSTICE, and EQUALITY.
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Mission

Our Mission is to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities through national, regional and global efforts and to raise awareness about the magnitude and consequences. We aim to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. We also seek to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every aspect of life.

Vision

  1. To Promote Welfare, Care, Education & Rehabilitation for the Mentally Handicaped. 
  2. To provide for Practical Vocational Training according to Personal Talent Ability & Make them Self-Reliant (Age 18 years & above). 
  3. To Assist Parents & Guardians to Provide for the Care & Welfare of the Mentally Handicapped.

Approach

Future Plans: 

  • Extension of building. 
  • Developing total medical center, diagnostics & Treatment. 
  • Educational Research Center. 
  • Educational facilities for 200 students. 
  • Well Equipped audio visual center working for early detection, early intervention.
  • Dessimination of information & Awareness building etc... 
  • Networking with other institutions. 
  • Vocational marketing & distribution center with marketing depot.

Our Story

  • 1981 - The Ongoing Journey started with 2 children 
  • 1982 - Expanded with 25 children 
  • 1983 - Shifted to Samaj Mandir Hall (40 children)
  •  1984 - Acquired a adjacent tenement 
  • 1986 - Purchased 1150 Sq. Mt. plot from MHADA 
  • 1993 - Shifted to newly constructed four storeyed building with 100 children 
  • 1994 - Totally equipped the School 
  • 1995 - Constructed Bal Rangmanch 
  • 1996 - Installed Punarvas Vikri Kendra 
  • 1997 - Introduced Balak Palak Yojana 
  • 1998 - Started Speech Therapy Centre 
  • 1999 - Started Occupational Therapy Centre
  •  2003 - Set up Early Intervention Centre 
  • 2004 - Acquired adjacent new plot for expansion of building
  •  2007 - Expansion programme - Research Centre, Medical Facilities, Expansion of school & Vocational Centre, Audio Visual Centre etc…

Certificates

  • Registration Certificate
  • 12A Certificate
  • 80G Certificate
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"If you're an underdog, mentally disabled, physically disabled,
if you don't fit in, if you're not as pretty as the others, you can still be a hero..."
- Steve Guttenberg
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International Day of People with Disability (December 3) is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been celebrated with varying degrees of success around the planet. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignityrights, and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. It was originally called "International Day of Disabled Persons". Each year the day focuses on a different issue. 

Around 15% of the world’s population, or one billion people, live with disabilities. People are often unaware of the great number of persons living with disabilities around the world and the challenges they face. The mission of 3rd December is to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities through national, regional and global efforts and to raise awareness about the magnitude and consequences. 

The day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every aspect of life. 

Punarvas Education Society has through these years indulged in celebrating the Internation Day of Persons with Disability by organizing a grand programme at Goregaon Sports Club with association of International Association of Lions Clubs District 323 A3 along with institutions working for the disabled under the aegis of the District Social Welfare Department (Mumbai Suburb). On this 3rd December, 2011, differently abled children from 25 local institutions of Mumbai Suburb.

Our Programs

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I have terrible handwriting. I now say it's a learning disability...but a nun who was a very troubled woman hit me over the fingers with a ruler because my writing was so bad..
- Andrew Greeley
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ACHIEVEMENTS

1) Provided Training Facilities for 150 students along with a Vocational Training Centre. 

2) Constructed own buildings with up-to-date types of equipment & Furnishings. 

3) Built an open Auditorium in the premises. 

4) Set up a well-equipped Play Garden/Equipment. 

5) Set up a Toy Room, well-equipped Therapy Room and a room with Audio-Visual Equipment partially set up.
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"He was able to hold a job. He was able to get on the bus, he was able to make car fare, he was able to drive an automobile. He does not automatically define what we believe a mentally retarded person is..."
Steven Decker
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JOIN US


We are in the process of adding more opportunities.

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"Disability is natural. We must stop believing that disabilities keep a person from doing something. Because that's not true....Having a disability doesn't stop me from doing anything..."
Benjamin Snow
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Contact

Contact Details

Plot-312, Opposite Piramal Nagar

SV Road, Goregaon West, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

400062


For general enquiries

helppunarvas@gmail.com

2228727024, 28747857