Ngoenga School for Tibetan Children with Special Needs in Dehradun was established with the seed money bestowed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. The School was inaugurated by His Eminence Sakya Trizin Rinpoche on the 8th March 2000 and started with 26 students. The school for Tibetan children with special needs in exile is the only school directly run and managed by Tibetan Voluntary Health Association, through the Department of Health, Central Tibetan Administration, Dharamsala.
In 1997 His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama expressed his benevolent wish to establish a school for Tibetan children with special needs. The Department of Health with the seed money from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Men-Tsee-Khang (Tibetan Medical & Astro. Institute) established Ngoenga School for Tibetan Children with special needs with 26 students. The school’s name “Ngoenga” means extremely happy or joyous with sight was conferred by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Today, Ngoenga School has 50 students with disabilities ranging from Autism, Dyslexia, Epilepsy, Polio, Down syndrome, Mental retardation, and Cerebral Palsy. They attend classes daily on the attractive campus. The Director leads the staff that includes Headmaster, Physiotherapist, Foster parents, Nurse, Special Educator, Administrative, and other staff. Volunteers also contribute to the development and preserving the caring culture of the school.
It serves as a rehabilitation and residential center nurturing mainly the young children with physical and mental disabilities in Tibetan refugee settlements in India, Nepal, and Bhutan.
The school was established with an objective to provide education with health care and support systems to children with special needs. Keeping in view the health of children with special needs the school provides a regular balanced diet and a host of staff to look after them.
Ngoenga School for Tibetan Children with Special Needs
S.D. Road, P.O. Kulhan 248 001,
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +91 135 2607688, 2607128
Please log on www.ngoengaschool.org for more information.
Program for People with Special Needs
IIn addition to the children with special needs currently admitted in the Ngoenga school, we have few people with special needs in various Tibetan settlements. They include children who are currently on the waiting list for admission to the school. There are others whose parents want to keep them at home with their family. In these cases, the Department provides them a monthly stipend through the settlement officer located across India, Nepal, and Bhutan. The Department also provides aids and appliances like wheelchairs, crutches, hearing aids, etc., to all those who cannot afford them. Furthermore, the Department also assists in the form of prosthetic medical allowances to all the people with disabilities.