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Thane Municipal Corporation to open a new school for visually impaired children

Thane Municipal Corporation to open a new school for visually impaired children

The Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) has announced the setting up of an educational centre for the visually impaired which will bring together students from civic schools across Thane. These centres will use teachers with special teaching methods to help children.

To start with, a school at Kopri which is also fairly close to Thane Railway Station will start operations this academic year in June. 34 students are expected to be enrolled in the first batch with the authorities expecting to add more children from other civic schools in Thane. 

Deputy Municipal Commissioner of TMC, Manish Joshi said, “In the first year, we will only enrol students from civic schools. Gradually, we open it for admissions for other students. By then, students and teachers will get used to the new teaching methods.”

It is said that the TMC has spent Rs 28.3 lakhs on the renovation of the aforementioned school in Kopri. Three teachers will be appointed for students from Class 1 to Class 8, while Rs 3,000 will be allotted for the child’s transportation.

The TMC will reportedly get in touch with the National Association for the Blind to seek help regarding the curriculum that the children should learn from and to know if there are any modern teaching methods or mechanisms that they can use. Further, the TMC will provide each child with all the necessary amenities including uniforms, midday meals, Braille kit, audiobooks, and so on. 

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