|Shristi- Chiguru,an inclusive preschool for rural special needs children|
|Project Location||(S) Bengaluru|
|Organization||Shristi Special Academy - Chiguru|
V Main, I Cross
KHB Colony II Stage,Basaveswarnagar,
|Project Liaison||Contact Vibha Project Lead|
Chiguru provides a high quality preschool program for rural children. The idea is to provide them the same early learning experiences that a child from an urban or well-off family would get. The intention is also to screen them for developmental disabilities early and provide remediation if necessary, so that main-streaming to regular schools later would be easy. The inclusive model ensures that the disabled and typical children learn from each other. The curriculum, defined by UNICEF, builds language, cognitive, socio-emotional and physical motor skills. Integral to the curriculum is teaching the children good health and hygiene practices. The children are in school 9 AM to 2 PM and are provided transportation to the school from the villages, as well as breakfast and lunch. The meals address nutritional deficiencies the children face at home.