MCJ Special School for the Hearing Impaired was started to provide quality education for hearing impaired children from the economically weaker sections. Four out of every 1000 children suffer from severe to profound hearing loss.These children need special teaching, training and communication skills for a better future and this is where MCJ Special School for Hearing Impaired makes a big difference.
The school has classes from LKG to Class 12. We have trained special educators and an audiologist cum speech therapist. All children undergo computer training and are computer literate.There are 11 functional smart classrooms and all the textbooks have been uploaded in their digital form. The smart classrooms ensure that the children learn visually. The medium of instruction has been Tamil since inception. We plan to introduce English as a medium of instruction next year.
We empower the students by fostering their skills and by providing vocational training from Class 6 to make them self-reliant adults. Tailoring is one of the courses offered and the students take the Tamil Nadu Government Technical Examination. Tally certificate course is conducted for senior students so that they are employable on passing out of school.
The School has helped many bright and deserving students continue their higher education in college by arranging to pay their fees through donors and sponsors. Some have gone on to become engineers and are today employed in top firms. Coming from very poor families and with an impairment to boot, this was beyond their imagination. The School provides hearing aids to all the children. They are also provided with nutritious lunch on all school days.
S Pavani is the first Engineering graduate of GOS MCJ Special School for the Hearing Impaired. She joined the 6-year integrated Program in Engineering at Kalasalingam University. Initially she was unsure of joining the Course, but with encouragement and support from her teachers and management of GOS MCJ Special School she went on to excel at college. Other students from the school followed her footsteps and have also graduated as engineers. Pavani, went on to work with Ernst and Young.
Pavani comes from a single parent family and was brought up by her mother. She is the first-generation learner from her family. She married her classmate, also a student of our school. They have recently migrated to Canada.
Pavani wants to give back to her alma mater and has promised to educate 3 children of the school. She is an inspiration to all the students at our school.
K Aswin, was an all-rounder, a brilliant student and excellent sportsperson, especially at cricket. He truly believes he is just differently abled from others and doesn’t let his hearing impediment hold him back, rather he strives to achieve greater heights.
He joined Kalasalingam Academy of Research and Education College after school and was selected during the campus recruitment. He trained further in Spoken English and Java. He is currently working with Maveric System Ltd and enjoying his job.
Aswin’s aim is to motivate all special/differently abled children to achieve their goals through education just like any normal person.
S Surendran was an outstanding student and in his SSLC stood 1st in Chennai city, 3rd at the District level and 7th at the State level. He received a cash prize of Rs 15000 from late Chief Minister J Jayalalitha.
Surendran pursued his B.Tech CSE with the help of a sponsor who supported him throughout for this college education. Apart from academics, his areas of interest are drawing and dancing.
He is now well placed with Vistara.
1775-D School Road,
Anna Nagar (W),
Chennai – 600 101
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Phone no: 044 – 26151266
Mary Clubwala Jadhav Special School for the Hearing Impaired