More than 500 million people in the world are Handicapped, having Physical, Mental, Sensory Impairments or Mental difficulties, and are prevented from becoming useful members of our community.
We at Punarvas, have taken a step to tackle this problem and started the Punarvas Education Society's Shri Devrajji Gundecha Punarvas Special School & Vocational Training Centre for the Mentally Handicapped placed in 1550 sq.mtr Constructed area (ground plus 4 storeys). Under the leadership of Late Mr. Prabhakar N. Modak our school strength today is of 175 students and we have 3 units :
1.) Early Intervention Unit - 3 to 6 years of age
2.) School Unit - 6 years to 18 years of age
3.) Vocational Unit - 18 years and above
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 Challanged 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, machineries 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 for your co-operation.
- Late Mr. Prabhakar N. Modak (Founder)
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate and thank all the members of our managing committee for their sincere and dedicated efforts in working as a team and standing by me in taking Punarvas forward. The school is committed to society at large and aims to fulfill its obligations to the communities it touches, with appropriate initiatives, in a dedicated and comprehensive manner. We made a very humble beginning with just two students in a small garage and since then Punarvas has evolved from strength to strength meeting all challenges, and further empowering our education and practical training programmes in order to mainstream these very special children in the society at large. The smooth functioning of the association is ensured as it is in safe and experienced hands. We foster a positive spirit and believe in partnership between students, parents, teachers and support staff striving to create a school climate striving for excellence. Our students have brought us great laurels of which you will be reading in this annual report and in the newsletters which we email to you from time to time. I thank them all for their efforts in keeping the banner of Punarvas flying high. However, all this would not have been possible without the valuable support of our sponsors and donors. While we express our heartfelt gratitude to you all, we eagerly look forward to your continued as well as enhanced support in future. We are faced with the daunting task of improving our standards of education and services being rendered to the special needs students and I seek the cooperation of each and every member in this noble cause. Every effort, small or large, will go a long way in achieving this goal.
- Udaykumar Vinzanekar (President)
First of all I would like to thank everybody for a successful year gone by.
Our philosophy of education has always been meeting the needs of the individual child by making surrounding purposeful & stimulating to acquire skills & knowledge easily & to help our students grow into competent human beings who are capable to facing challenges in the community. We put efforts in training them in all aspects of life.
We have committed & supportive Management dedicated teaching & Non-Teaching Staff, co-operative & caring parents which blend harmoniously to create a child centric school. Progress of our school is always related with our team work.
Till present date we are able to provide education & vocational guidance facilities to 175 students & will continue to serve in future also with an aim to provide the same to as many students possible.
We take a great pride saying that we have developed a well-equipped Computer cum Audio Visual & Occupational Therapy Room which will be a great support in overall development of students, for which I am thankful to all the members of Lions Clubs & Bharat Vikas Parishad.
I would like to specially thank all the parents who have always supported us & helped us in best possible way in carrying out any event in school.
I am also thankful to our students who have and will always make us feel proud by achieving success in all fields such as Sports, Cultural, Art & Craft, Education, Vocational training, & job training etc.
I am sure that Punarvas will reach great heights with the collaborative efforts of all involved with us.
- Mrs. Savita Jawale (Principal)
Founder & M.D. of Windals Precision Pvt. Ltd., X-District Governor of Lions International Club, Mumbai Dist 323 A3 (2001-2002).
Contact no.: 9322679965
Developer - Gundecha Group, Owner of Chain of 5 Star Hotels.
Contact no.: 28724210
Medical Practioner with 30 years of experience in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Contact no.: 9869046460
Entrepreneur, Trustee of many charitable organizations, Former Secretary of Goregaon Sports Club.
Contact no.: 9820030371
Medical Practioner - Gynecology.
Contact no.: 28824577
CFO & Finance Director of Henkel Group of Companies in India.
Contact no.: 9820339587
Contact no.: 28746605
CA, ICWA & CS. Also trustee of Bharat Vikas Parishad.
Contact no.: 28754127
Managing Trustee of Gundecha Education Society.
Contact no.: 28724210
Banker with 35 years experience, International Sportsman, Compere & Trustee of several charitable organizations. Also, a promoter & executive member of Goregaon Sports Club.
Contact no.: 9820578840
To Promote Welfare, Care, Education & Rehabilitation for the Special Children.
To provide for Practical Vocational Training according to Personal Talent Ability & Make them Self-Reliant (Age 18 years & above).
To Assist Parents & Guardians to Provide for the Care & Welfare of the Special ones.
The Ongoing Journey started with 2 children.
Expanded with 25 children.
Shifted to Samaj Mandir Hall (40 children).
Acquired a adjacent tenement.
Purchased 1150 Sq. Mt. plot from MHADA.
Shifted to newly constructed four storeyed building with 100 children.
Totally equipped the School.
Constructed Bal Rangmanch.
Installed Punarvas Vikri Kendra .
Introduced Balak Palak Yojana.
Started Speech Therapy Centre.
Started Occupational Therapy Centre.
We are planning to go in for drastic redevelopment expansion programme of 60000
sq feet building - construction where we aim to set up facilities
for schooling for 250+ students.
Developing total medical center, diagnostics & Treatment.
Developing an Educational Research Centre.
Well Equipped audio visual center working for early detection, early intervention, Dessimination of information & Awareness building etc...