Suchita Kripalani Siksha Niketan (SKSN) is at Manaklao near Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
This is a government/private partnership.
50% of the funding comes from private and business sources.
This establishment caters for polio affected children.
Sucheta Kriplani Shiksha Niketan, a senior secondary, co-educational residential school established in 1991, is home for just over 550 physically challenged children and approximately 50 fully able day scholars. Although the boys and girls study together, they have their own separate boarding facilities.
In 2001, 29 disabled girl-students were inducted into SKSN for the first time. Today, this number has risen to 146, with many of them attending school for the first time.
The latest visit to this place (15/07/2011) shows that the children show brilliant ways of coping with the polio. The age range is from 6 to 21. Hands and legs affected by this disease makes life difficult for these children. They cope by mutual co-operation and assistance from others. There are teachers to support them. They are paid by the government but the rest of the costs of food, clothing, buildings, electricity and fuel has to be found from the private and other sources.
Please visit this place and see how the children react.
You will be amazed and touched.
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