VISHWAS - Vision For Health Welfare and Special Needs
The foundation of Vishwas Vidyalaya is embedded in the belief that every child has a right to meaningful and quality education in a positive learning environment. Their mission is to create a diverse and inclusive Society where every individual is ensured equal rights and opportunities in a dignified manner.
Vishwas was started in 2005 by Neelam Jolly in a government school in a village near Gurgaon. The idea of working with children with disabilities came with its own challenges. Vishwas was keen to reach the rural areas and hence regrouped in Gurgaon to implement and refine the ideas and concepts of inclusive practices. Equipped with new insight and understanding they returned to the villages to implement their practices.Neelam Jolly spearheads the programmes and mobilizes resources for the organization. Vishwas Vidyalaya is a recognized Elementary school with inclusive practices. They cover the entire block of Sohna under the Community Based programme. They have also come out with an 'Inclusion Kit' in collaboration with State Education Department.
The Vidyalaya serves close to 270 students. In 2016, VISHWAS-Bags of Hope was awarded the Rotary Vocational Excellence Award by the Rotary District 3011 of Rotary International Skill Development Amongst the Differently abled.