“Manorama Joshi : Changing many lives”
This is the story of the Mangal Deep School for Mentally Handicapped Children in the mountain town of Almora in the Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. The school was started ten years ago, with a student population of only five children. Today, it has grown to cater to fifty children with special needs. The founder and staff of the school are extraordinarily dedicated. Over the years, they have learnt to cater to students with many different needs.
But the real stars of the school are the students themselves. Each student is taught a vocation based on their talents, so that they become financially independent and help support their families, who are often poor. We were astonished to find the high levels of artistic ability that these children possessed.