Manovikas is a comprehensive rehabilitation program that provides an opportunity to the handicapped children to develop large and small motor coordination and concept co-ordination skills. It also provides vocational training and self-help skills aid to these children. This special school was started in 1997 in a 30-yard basement for a few needy children. As of last year, they have relocated to a 3 storey home and have 38 students that are served by providing special training, medical treatment, therapeutic treatment, clothes, books, transportation, remedial classes, and counseling services to them, their families and the community.
Manovikas has also lobbied with other institutions have been very instrumental in the Disability Act passing in India, guaranteeing that mentally challenged children, under the age of 14, receive education and allowed admission in main stream schools. Also, they have become the Study Center for the National Institute of Open Study and the Indra Gandhi National Open University and offer the Entrepreneur Development Training Program that teaches business management to the mentally challenged!
Home of Hope plans to make the everyday lives better for the children by providing the 38 handicapped individuals means to self-sustenance. HOH continues to fund and update our speech therapy and nutrition plans over the years to make them more wholesome and effective. We plan to enrich these children's lives by providing better quality of learning, vocational training, job placement, out patient care, as well as recreational activities.