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CENTRE FOR THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED

With the aim to aid the physically challenged children of the city, NMMC had founded the Education and Training centre for children with different abilities at Airoli in 2007. And today, at this place, physically challenged handicap children are educated; so that they can stand on their own feet and live an independent life. Every child who is a physically challenged should get an equal place in society. There is a need to encourage and motivate their potential, to provide them with education. It is with this aim that NMMC had founded the Education and Training centre for children with different abilities at Airoli, where many such special children are taught. Through this center, the children are also being awarded with scholarship for the last 2-3 years, said the organizer of the centre, Varsha Bhagat. Enhancing the facilities provided under ETC, NMMC has decided to provide financial iad of Rs one lakh to those needing Coggler Implant Surgery. This surgery usually costs Rs 5 to 9 lakh. Most of the students hail from families living below the poverty line. Hence, in a bid to aid the families, NMMC gives Rs 50 to the family members who come and stay with the child in the school. The center has also started financial assistance for matrimonial purposes for the physically challenged under which Rs 20,000 would be given to the family as additional help. With cameraperson Kala Jadhav, Poonam Gurav for NMTV news.

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