Mahek Sheikh is 8 year old severely retarded child. She has been attending the Uran Centre 'Sweekar' in the rural area of Raighad district since June 2010. She has no speech and is able to walk with support. Occupational and speech therapy is given to her regularly at school.
Her mother is a housewife and father is a clerk in a small shipping company. Her parents were reluctant to send her to school because they could not afford to pay her fees. However, she is sponsored by a kind well wisher (our sincere thanks to her for creating such opportunities for her)
Efforts are made to train her in simple activities like drawing and scribbling. In helping her participate in group activities and games and learning to adjust to her classroom companions.