The Poona School & Home For The Blind

14/17, Koregaon Park, Pune 411001, Maharashtra, India Phone No: +91 20 6122686

Objective We admit Blind boys and Blind girls coming from varied socio–economic background and is open to blind all castes and creed.

booksEducation given to the children 

The School strives to bring about the best in each pupil according to his or her ability with view to fully integrate them in to the society as an independent and contributive member. Education We continue to give education from Montessori to Secondary School certificate Examination free of charge. We also give other amenities free such as lodging, boarding, books, medical aid etc.

Pre–Primary The Section comprises of Montessori and Braille class. This class is well equipped with beautiful apparatus for sensory training. We have equipped this class with toys and play things both outdoor and indoor. Our school is such a place which prepares its student for life. Naturally, the activities planned at the school ensures overall development of the children. From 5th onwards children are sent to sighted schools upto 10th std. under the integrated education system. The curriculum and the subjects are the same of those of normal children.

Craft Craft work provides an excellent media to blind children, to their creative ideas into aesthetic form. We teach them to prepare candles, string bags, school chalk sticks, and decorative candles.

Physical Education Physical education is essential to blind children because it enhances their mobility. The normal natural movement of a blind child are perforce restricted. We have a CPED teacher who teaches students drill, Lezim and also various games.

The students are encouraged to participate in scout activities and camps.

Shirdi Sai Baba Nursery Nursery building is donated by Shamdasani Foundation. The Nursery is equipped with cassettes, talking books, toys and play things. There are 15 children in our Nursery.

We always encourage our children to mix with others freely and with boldness. We send them for competition and variety entertainment programs.

To achieve the best results, education must start at the earliest, also it should be a joyous as possible for that a child reaches out to knowledge as a flower reaches out to the Sun. 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.

karateParticipating in Sports

Students are encouraged to participate in various activities, games and camps. As sports play an important role in growth and development of Child’s personality utmost importance is given by us for sports. Our students participate in local, regional, also national sports and bag various prizes. They also participate in Braille reading, writing competition, games, sports organized by us, Lions Clubs, Rotary Club, in local, regional and national levels.