Empowering the Differently-abled
To bring the differently-abled people to the mainstream of the society, JSSMVP is running Sahana Schools and a Polytechnic for the differently-abled. The Sahana schools (Schools for mentally challenged students) were started in Bengaluru and Mysuru to educate the differently-abled children and create awareness among them about their rights and responsibilities and bring out their talent and potential and integrate them with the mainstream society. At Sahana schools, children are taught by specially trained teachers and integrated with the regular students.
The JSS Polytechnic for the Physically Challenged was started in 1991, and the new building was inaugurated by the then Hon’ble Prime Minister Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee in January 1999. This Polytechnic is a first of its kind in India that offers six diploma courses. The Department of Human Resources, Govt. of India, considers this institution as a resource centre to improve technical and professional education for the differently-abled.