Kalrav Special School, a NGO, was founded in 2008 in Vadodara, Gujarat, India. The
objective of Mrs. Alpa.Mandawat, Founder & Director- Kalrav, was to help Mentally
Challenged children manage their disabilities and lead a better life.Children from
the economically weaker section of the society that had very limited resources for
their special needs were preferred.
Selfless efforts and the zeal to make a difference in the lives of children with
special needs, soon made Kalrav a trusted name amongst parents of mentally challenged
children in Vadodara. In 2012, Kalrav got affiliated to Shree Parshwa Medical &
Kalrav currently supports 40 such children,where in we engage them in varied activities
which will help develop their motor skills,improve their mental abilities and gives
them an opportunity to stand-up in the society with pride. Following are the activities,to
name a few –
- Activities of daily living
- Academic activities
- Vocational activities
- Cultural activities,sport & game
- Therapeutic Intervention
- Rehabilitation & Integration in the society
- Guidance & Counseling to parents
- Providing Mid-Day Meal & transportation to/from their home to school
Kalrav takes care of all the expenses to run the school including all such activities
listed Above & more,without any expected conribution from the parents of the children,
as Majority belong to the non-affording class. The expenses are being met from the
Contribution by Trustees and good Samaritans of Vadodara.
The Founder & Director of Kalrav, Mrs. Alpa Mandawat, has a Bachelor’s degree in
Science (B.Sc.) from Maharaja Sayagirao University, Gujarat, India & Special B.Ed
in mental retardation from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar University. Her area of specialization
is ‘mental retardation’. She has worked closely with mentally challenged children
for almost a decade now and is passionate to make a difference in their lives.
An able and experienced team of teachers, counselors, therapist and staff share
her passion and support her in this cause.