Shubham provides education for hearing impaired, visually challenged, mentally challenged and differently abled children in Patna. The society runs a special residential school for visually & hearing impaired children with free hostel and other facilities. As on date, more than 40 deaf and 57 blind children have passed the 10th standard and are pursuing higher studies or are working. Till date they have impacted the lives of 15,600 beneficiaries.
The Education Program: Shubham provides education to deaf, blind, multi disabled and locomotor disabled separately. Shubham Badhir Vidyalaya provides education to hearing impaired children. There are two trained teachers who give auditory training, lip-reading lessons, concentration stimulation and independent living skill courses for the deaf children. 50 students are registered with the school and 55 have been integrated into normal schools. Till date, 105 locomotor disabled children have been enrolled to Shubham Viklang Vidyalaya, besides physio and occupational therapies they are also imparted education up to class 10th.
Shubham Deaf Centre: Shubham, with help of specialised doctors, finds out all the possibilities of preventing and minimising disabilities of hearing impaired children. The organization attempts to minimize the impact of an impaired child’s disability in school by distributing hearing aids, conducting auditory trainings, speech therapy and audio test facilities. 575 children have benefitted so far.
Shubham Physiotherapy Centre: For the treatment of locomotor disabled & children with Cerebral Palsy, an orthopaedic centre is setup. Till date, more than 453 patients suffering from polio, arthritis, paralysis, spondylitis and other congenital diseases have been treated and 390 have recovered fully.
Free Aid and Rehabilitation: Shubham provides special aids and appliances to persons with disabilities and also provides them with job oriented trainings. Income generating programs like incense-stick manufacturing, tailoring, soft toy making, etc. enables the beneficiaries to gain employment opportunities. One of the major activities proposed for the next year includes rehabilitation of mentally challenged and B.Ed. courses in the field of human resource development.
A small unit for training and income-generation is proposed where products like registers, files, copies and envelopes shall be made.