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Devnar has been providing quality education to over 500 visually challenged children for more than three decades.
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Be it academics or sports, Devnar students have displayed remarkable brilliance. With 100% success in VII Class Board Exams and S.S.C. Examinations and Pratibha Awards for the meritorious students, the academics are at par with international standards. With representation at international levels and national levels in Cricket and Chess, Devnar students are a name to reckon with in the world of sports. The school boasts of the first computer education course in entire India. It has boarding and lodging facilities free of cost for all inmates.
Devnar School team plays cricket at the state, national and international levels. Two of our students represented India in the World Cup Cricket held in Chennai and Pakistan. In December, 2006, three students from our school were included in the Indian cricket team for the World Cup in Pakistan and they got second place. Two of our students Pushpa Raj and Nanaji are selected for Indian Cricket team to play against England in five ODIs.
Not just Academics or Sports, Devnar has a number of other activities that advance the students towards discovering their individual excellence. The activities are designed to give the visually challenged a scope to flourish in the best possible way. These include:
Devnar is a residential school, deemed as the best in India for the visually challenged, with special facilities to impart the best quality education. At present, there are about 500 students receiving free education imparted by experienced faculty, under the State Education Board of Andhra Pradesh. Sports and computer skill training are an important part of the educational endeavor.
Devnar Hostel is attached to the school, offering residential boarding and lodging to around 500 students. The hostel has separate dormitories for girls and boys with attached toilet facilities. There are separate resident male and female wardens, along with support staff, to take care of the children. Nutritious, wholesome meals are provided to the children four times a day.
Students are provided regular medical and dental check-ups and by well-experienced medical doctors. Complicated cases are referred to specialists for follow-up. Special gynaecological consultations are given to young girls. Rural poor are offered medical services in the form of cataract and Intraocular lens implantation operations by Devnar Foundation.
Education and beyond – Devnar is not merely about offering excellent scope of schooling for the visually challenged. Our motive is to provide an all-round grooming that would encourage each child to pursue an ideal future of her choice! Sports and Computer Training are an integral part of our holistic grooming process.
Sports has been one of the key highlight areas of success for Devnar school. The Devnar school cricket team has been regular at the State, National and International levels. Players from the team have represented India at One Day International and also World Cup Cricket tournament.
The students regularly participate in chess competitions held at the state and national levels. They participate in tournaments organized by the International Abilympics.
They also participate in different World Chess Championships. Devnar conducts FIDE Rating All India Chess Tournament every year in summer for the past 10 years, where chess players from all over India in the age group of 6 to 70 years participate.
Devnar is the first institution in India where computer training was introduced for the visually challenged in 2001. What is important about the training is the fact that these have been designed to suit the need of visually challenged children. Special softwares are used to train the children to use computer keyboards. Additionally, specialized softwares such as JAWS, KURWEIL, MAGIC, PRISMA, and Low Vision Clinic ensure the best learning process in the most effective way possible. All these trainings are extremely effective in providing them a good foundation for the future.
I've taught 'normal' children for 14 years, but interaction with the visually challenged kids has always been refreshing, enriching and a fulfilling experience. And i thoroughly enjoy myself every session...
It's been a delightful experience to volunteer as a teacher at the blind school by devnar foundation. I was a teacher and a student both in the sense that..
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