I am greatly honored to present the 17th Annual Report of our organization.

The institution set out on its journey on the 7th July 1990 at Sahabaz in Belapur Village, was initiated with 3 students in the temporary premises provided by the Gram Panchayat of Sahabaz, Belapur.

Today we feel proud to say that we have our own school Building, a well equipped and established institution for our special children and adults and one more centre at Uran where we have 20 students.

The academic year began on the 11th June 07 with 96 students. 10 new students were admitted in the school.

We only have a staff of 31 (trained and untrained) persons for 126 students at both CBD and Uran centers, and there is a long waiting list seeking admission for the coming academic year.

The students of the CBD center are grouped into 9 different levels and trained by professionals registered with Rehabilitation Council of India. The groups are as follows.

Class Name No. of students Class Teacher
1) Pre-Primary Lower Level 06 Ms. Archana Sangare
2) Pre-Primary Higher Level 10 Mrs. Vidya Avasak
3) Pre-Primary – I 10 Ms. Smita Waghmare
4) Pre-Primary – II 10 Ms. Shobha Dhone
5) Pre-Primary – III 11 Ms. Rupali Hire
6) Primary 10 Mrs. Vaishali Joshi
7) Secondary 11 Mrs. Bhima Dhandekar
8) Pre-Vocational 14 Ms. Smita Vartak
9) Vocational 24 Ms. Shital Panchal &

Our other staff members are as follows :-

Mrs. Shirish V. Poojary Project Co-ordinator & Managing Trustee
Dr. (Mrs). Pratibha Moralwar Hon. Doctor & Trustee
Mrs. Sukanya Venkataraman Principal
Ms. Charusheela Nikose Occupational Therapist
Ms. Chhaya Sawant Clerk-cum-Typist
Mrs. Anita Punj Computer Teacher
Mrs. Madhuben Shah Drawing Teacher
Mr. Sachin Jadhav Music Teacher
Mr. Sarang Rathod Sports Teacher
Mr. Sujit Phadnis Office Assistant
Mrs. Anita Mankame Attendant
Mrs. Sarita Karekar Attendant
Mrs. Kasturi Bhojane Attendant
Ms. Sunita Kadam Class Assistant
Mr. Shashikant Bandekar Driver
Mr. Laxman Mhatre Peon
Mr. Vinod Munde Attendant

Honorary Staff:-
Ms. Pushpa Moorjani
Mrs. Suneet Marwah

Our Academic Year began auspiciously by celebrating Swamiji’s Punyathithi on 20th of June. A small pooja was conducted and lunch was provided to all the students, parents, staff and friends who were present.

We marked the beginning of this year by Inaugurating our vocational Project “Grow Green”, on 20th of June, a project that was partially funded by The Rotary Club of New Bombay Hillside under the leadership of Dr. Surekha Patil and by students of IBYS, Spain , to train the students of the Vocational section in planting and growing herbal and useful plants.

“Retail Outlet” a project initiated by Ms. Pushpa Moorjani to display articles made by the students of the Vocational section of the school was also inaugurated on the same day by Ms. Pushpa Moorjani and Mr. Anand Karya.

Like every year after a functional assessment of the various areas such as Activities of Daily Living, Social Skills, Functional academics, community orientation etc, an IEP was prepared by the teachers, Mrs. Aditi Kadam



30th July Guru Poornima celebration
15TH August celebration of Independence Day
5th September Teachers Day celebration in School
20th October Dandiya Program
30th October Diwali Party organized by SIES, Nerul in which 25 students participated and had fun
31st October Diwali Party at School
24th December Christmas Party
26th January Republic Day celebration at School


5th August Volley Ball tournament at Andheri attended by Mahendra and Vaibhav

3rd December Sports of Thane Jilla Parishad at Dombivli – 22 students participated winning 4 students – Mst. Vipul Rane, Mst. Prathmesh Koli, Ms. Shruti Tyagi, Ms. Disha Maru won gold medals in the swimming event.

15th 16th December ,Special Olympics at Navy Nagar – 23 participated, winning 3-gold, 5- silver, 5- bronze medals.

Cycling Race at Nerul Gymkhana at 8 am – Sarvesh, Prathmesh & Ankit Verma- won 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize respectively.

14th Feb cricket match organized by AWMH at Goregaon sports club Mst.Ganesh won prize for Best Bowler and Mst. Rohit Pervi for Best Batsman both winning a cash prize of Rs. 500 each.

6th-8th March participated in State sports meet at Lathur – Mst. Vipul Rane and Prathmesh accompanied by Mr. Sarang Rathod attended the meet and both won 2nd Prize Prize in the swimming event.


6th January program by students – Jeevan Vigyan Samaroh 2008 organised by Preksah Dhyan Committee- 10 students participated and performed a Skit.

17th January group dance at Dr. D.Y.Patil “DOSTI”- 10 students participated

19th January Drama presentation at Kopar Khairane organized by Jeevan Vigyan Samaroh- Preksha Dhyan Team

2nd February Dance program at Sampark ,Apna Foundation, Airoli – participated by Arjun Gurung, Pratik Shimpi & Aditi Verma

25th Feb drama competition –District Level organized by Natyashala at Thane Ghadkari Hall.” Kalale sare kalale”- 11 participated – and won 2nd Prize. They were also selected for final competition.

15th March Final State Level Competition of Natyashala at Khar. Ms. Aditi Verma and Mst. Yashodhar Bobade won Best actor awards. Mrs. Vidya Avasak won the third Prize for Best Script and Direction. Our Drama won the 2nd Prize.


19th July Diphtheria and tetanus vaccine administered by Dr. Moralwar
8th August Dental Check up by Mrs. Aradwad mother of Ms. Priya Aradwad a student of our School.

Dental camp by doctors of Dr. D.Y.Patil Dental College, “DOSTI” team under the supervision of Dr. Rupinder Bhatia, Prof. and Head of Pediatric department was organized on the 14th, 19th,and 27th of March. Students were given information about good dental Hygiene through visuals shown on the OHP.


To spread awareness among the community regarding disability and special children following programs were organized jointly by NIMH, Swami Brahmanand Parent’s Association and Our School

4th December Rally was organized. A skit was also performed by the entire staff of SBP and performed at prominent spots during the rally.

5th December awareness program - visited by students of Bharati Vidyapeeth, Vishwajyot Kharghar, People’s Education Society , CBD and many other people from the community

7th December ‘Brahmanand 2007’ for special children of Navi Mumbai and Raigad District 600 students, parents, staff and trainees of NIMH, participated in the Funfair. 11 Institutions from Navi Mumbai and Raigad District participated .Fun games were organized by the teachers of the school helped by the trainees of NIMH. A cultural program was also organized simultaneously. Children were provided with snacks, drinks and gifts.


3rd November Exhibition cum Sale of articles made by the students of the vocational section was inaugurated by Mrs. Suryakanta Grandmother of Mrs. Sharada Chandrasekharan, Principal of Bharati Vidyapeeth English medium school.

16th December Stall of handicraft items was set up at SIESCOM Mela by SIES, Nerul
13TH Feb drawing competition organized in the School premises by Bharati Vidyapeeth management students


26th November students were taken to Parle G factory for a visit

20th December One day picnic to Hanging Garden / Tarapurwalla Acquarium

3rd December- on the occasion of World Disability Day The women’s wing of Air force base invited students of Uran Centre for a visit - 10 Students from SBP and 15 students from Uran visited.


30th July- Nursery project ‘Grow Green’ was inaugurated on the occasion Swamiji’s Punyathithi. The project was partially funded by Rotary club of New Bombay Hillside.
Shop to display and sell items made by the vocational section was also inaugurated on the same day.


Thane Jilla Parishad, Rotary School for the deaf and Swami Brahmanand jointly organized a program ‘JHEP” to felicitate the meritorious special students of Thane District who appeared for the 10th .The gifts were sponsored by our School.
30th January, a function to give away the “Adarsh Shikshak Puraskar”, was organized by St. John the Baptist Special School, Rotary Club of Thane Central and Thane Jillah Parishad..

Mrs. Poojary got felicitated, for her contribution in the field of Special Education, by the District Social Welfare Officer, Mr. R.B.Shirsath and the President of Rotary Club of Thana Central, Mr. Uday Vaidya.

In the same function, Mrs. Sukanya Venkataraman also received the “Adarsh Shikshak Puraskar” from District Social Welfare Officer, Mr. R.B.Shirsath and the President of Rotary Club of Thana Central, Mr. Uday Vaidya


1STSeptember 5 teachers participated in the Self Development Workshop ‘Empower your awareness’ at Kamalini Mukhbadhir Vidyalaya
All Teachers attended CRE program to update their Knowledge


Conducted by District Social Welfare Officer Mr. R.B. Shirsath on 25th July ’07, 16th January’08 , 23rd January’08 and 19th March 2008.


On account of various contributions made by our well wishers for this particular Program the children were given milk and fruits/ biscuits every day. 40 children benefited by this Program.

We thank each and every donor, well wisher, volunteer and all those who have been supporting us in our mission of uplifting the cause of our Special Children.

Blessings of PP Swami Brahmanand to all.

Thank You.

Shirish poojari