How and when did we start?
Ms. Srabani Banerjee (SG) was determined to make her daughter- Adrija who is a child with Down’s Syndrome , self dependent and empowered. She also felt the need of sharing her challenges and experiences of being a mother of a special child with parents in similar situations. It was her utmost desire to work for the betterment of children with special needs. She wanted to provide for them, a platform where they could get exposed to mainstream education and vocational training. But before she started her endeavor, she had herself formally trained in methods of tackling learning disabilities and educating mentally challenged children.
The journey started in 2001 with a few children aged around 2 years. It was then named as “LITTLE HUT”. On 24th December 2008, the name of the School was changed to “TAGORE FOUNDATION SCHOOL, KOLKATA” and was registered as an NGO. The children were taught using “Montessori” method of education. The school, from the very beginning had both, children with special needs and normal children. The journey began with some help and aid from well-wishers. We tried to create awareness among parents who had special children about their need of specialized training for learning to be self-reliant for the day to day activities, and also the benefits of sending their special children to an integrated school for formal education. Gradually this movement took pace and now we are providing quality education to almost 200 children.