AWWA Asha School Pathankot was established in Apr 1993 in the premises of 167 MH as a Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped Children. The school received its initial funding from HQ Northern Command and is presently functioning under the patronage of HQ 21 Sub Area. The School was relocated to the premises of Army Public School, Pathankot on 01 July 2012. It comprises of 26 rooms which include classrooms, therapy rooms, staff room & office complex and washrooms.
Registration of Asha School Pathankot. Asha School is registered with the following agencies which is mandatory for receiving monetary grant from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MOSJE):-
(a) Register of Firms & Societies, Punjab, vide Registrar of Firm & Societies Punjab Chandigarh Ser No 505 dt 14 Jul 1998-99 and Registration No 167 has been allotted vide P.W.D under Act 1995 rules 52 Punjab Chandigarh (photocopy enclosed as
(b) Director of Social Security, Women and Child Development, Punjab.
(c) Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (MOSJE), Govt of India.
The aim of the school is to ensure an overall development of differently abled children of Defence Forces personnel (Combatant and Civilians) with a view to make them self-dependent and contributing members of society
- To work intensively with the children to develop their learning and coping strategies.
- To teach the children functional academic skills that would enable them to join the mainstream of education system with self-esteem.
- To establish work habits and an acceptable behavioral and educational programme suitable to each child’s needs.
- To develop capabilities in each child to her / his full potential.
- Inculcation of values to make children with special needs a useful and effective member of the family/society.
- To empower the special children to acquire professional skills to build capabilities.
- To include diagnostic and animal-assisted therapies equine & canine for children to cope up with their day to day problems.
- To conduct workshops and continuous rehabilitation training programmes for parents to enable them to acquire skills to handle their children.
- To impart social skills through training amenities in the school for an independent living.
Challenges/disabilities are handled at the school:-
- Intellectual Disability.
- Cerebral Palsy.
- Muscular Dystrophy.
- Speech & Language Problems.
- Hearing Impairment.
- Learning Disabilities.
- Multiple Disabilities.