postheadericon Dilkhush Family Day

Christmas is the perfect time to celebrate the love of God and to create memories with our family that will last forever.

On 22nd December 2017 we at Dilkhush along with the Sheltered workshop, children, parents and siblings celebrated FAMILY DAY on a very grand scale like never before.


There were games, music, masti, dance, scrumptious food and various performances by the Dilkhush Family.

Our beloved children put up a beautiful and heartwarming tableau of the Christmas story welcoming the Lord Jesus Christ into our hearts.  The very efficient PTA members danced on to the tunes of various bollywood songs entertaining us thoroughly.

What is Christmas without Santa Claus?

Our ex student Kim dressed up as Santa Claus was mobbed by the children as he spread smiles and joy throughout the evening.

 Despite our cultural differences,  Dilkhush Family Day was the perfect example of ‘Unity and Diversity ‘, as we swayed together into the spirit of Christmas.


postheadericon Christmas Party by St.Luke’s Medical Guild

This is the season to spread the true spirit of Christmas, and to help usher in this joyous spirit, some doctors and their families from the St Luke’s Medical Guild organised a delicious lunch and an afternoon of carol singing for the staff and students of the school and workshop. The students enjoyed the lunch and the fun interaction with the doctors and their families. The guild also sponsored the children’s Christmas gifts this year. A loud cheer goes out to all the doctors who took the time off from their busy schedule to mingle and interact with our students.


postheadericon Social Welfare Sports 2017

On 3rd December 2017, to celebrate International Day for Persons with Disabilities, Social Welfare Department, Maharashtra and Lions International, organised an Athletic Meet and an exhibition of products made by students with special needs.

The event was held at the Goregaon Sports Club, and more than 20 special Schools participated.

From Dilkhush, 20 of our athletes took part in the March Past and sports events.

Our students participated in the 50 and 100 mts. runs, Soft Ball Throw, Standing Long Jump and Shot Put events.

The athletes were cheered on by their friends, staff and parents.

Kiran Both won a gold medal in the Standing Long Jump event (females 8-11yrs.),

Joshua Chandran secured a bronze in the Standing Long Jump event (males 8-11yrs.) and Nitin Singh got a gold in the Shot Put event (males 17-21yrs.)





postheadericon Republic day and the Family get together

On 26th January we celebrated the Republic day and the family get together at Dilkhush.

Sr.Asunta Nakade hoisted the flag.

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The PTA had  organized the fancy dress competition for the parents and   few group games for the parents and the children .  We had a dance by the the first year trainees. family day 036family day 071family day 054

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The PTA members have performed the Karaoke of the patriotic songs. family day 140

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We had lovely snacks and concluded the program by 11a.m.

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postheadericon Awareness Program at Metro stations

Every year, 3rd-10th December is celebrated as World Disability Week, internationally. The theme for this year is, Inclusion matters: Access and Empowerment of people of all abilities.

To spread this message and create awareness about people with intellectual disability, our students put up a short performance, at the Reliance Mumbai Metro stations, on 8th December 2015.

17 students danced to the song Chanda Suraj, by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Through this dance, they conveyed the message that, ‘Love overcomes everything’.

The dance was repeated a number of times at the Saki Naka and Andheri Metro stations. It was well received and appreciated by not just the people travelling, but also by the Metro staff accompanying us.

Many people stopped to watch the performance; some spoke with the students, some posed for photos with them, others wanted to know more about our school. Without exception, everyone who stopped to talk mentioned, how well the students conducted themselves, and how well coordinated they were when they danced.

Awareness was created not just through the dance, but also while we travelled with the students, on the Metro. We are very grateful to Reliance Mumbai Metro for providing us with this opportunity






postheadericon Certificate Course on Disabilities and Remedial Teaching

 “Parents are the Best Therapists!”
This was one of the beautiful messages that came through very strongly at the evaluation of the course at Dilkhush Teachers’ Training Centre.

The Certificate course, began with a total of 11 participants, predominantly parents of children with special needs and a few who were inclined in learning and helping persons with disabilities. The duration of the course was 12 Saturdays i.e. 36 hours of instruction, with lectures from renowned specialists in the field of the special education. Some of the topics covered were understanding the concept of disability, its physiological aspects as well current trends like Inclusive education. Other related topics covered were early intervention, and therapeutic intervention, teaching methodology for children with intellectual disability, learning disability and autism, behaviour modification techniques and basic counselling skills. There were also special workshops on art based therapy and interplay to help introduce the participants to various forms of intervention for persons with special needs, and to provide a healthy platform for self-expression, relaxation and understanding oneself on a deeper, spiritual level.

The participants attended every session with enthusiasm and the will to learn and understand various aspects pertaining to persons with special needs. This spirit of curiosity and passion helped enrich each session allowing speakers to happily disclose additional information on the topic based on the needs of the participants. The final session that involved the Evaluation of the course where participants were asked to choose a topic of their interest and make a presentation before the class. The presentations made were truly unique and insightful. Each participant stood in front of the class and made presentations like they were the experts on the topics that they selected. The stories of their lives in connection to the theoretical aspects of the subject chosen,were told with emotion, truth and simplicity, which left everyone in the room teary-eyed to see their struggle but proud and inspired to see the strength and resilience that shown through their lives and their families. All the participants were grateful to the  team of faculty for initiating the course and requested that more courses like these are started to reach out and sensitize people.DSC09536

It was a proud moment for all the staff at Dilkhush Teachers’ Training Centre as the certificates of completion were distributed to all the participants, who accepted it with a sense of achievement, honour and happiness.


postheadericon Grandparents day celebration


Grandparents’ day was celebrated at Dilkhush special school on the 9th October 2015. Even though very few grandparents attended the program; it was a very heart warming experience for all of us at Dilkhush. The grandparents went to the respective classes of their grand children. They were welcomed with a rose and a greeting card, which expressed the love and gratitude of the children. Some classes organized music and dance and the children explained to them what they do in the class. The grandparents visited the other classes along with their grandchildren. After that they were gathered in the hall and watched a video of the different activities of the school. Then tea and snacks were served. A small memento also was presented to each one.DSC09464

Overall it was a great experience and the grandparents were overwhelmed with joy and gratitude. Most of them expressed their happiness for inviting them to the school and spending some precious time with their grandchildren in the school.

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postheadericon Teachers’ Day celebrations

Teachers’ day celebration was held at the school on 4th September along with children. We started the day with a special prayer service at the assembly. The trainees decorated the school notice board and conducted some games and performed dances for the teachers. We felicitated our office staff Mrs.Vivetta Pereira for completing 25 years of dedicated service at Dilkhush. Our Manager Sr.Margaret Durom  distributed saplings to the teachers as a symbol of nurturing life. In the afternoon PTA arranged a lunch for the teachers at Pebbles, Juhu Residency. All of us had a very enjoyable day.   DSC09307DSC09261DSC09262DSC09224DSC09229DSC09236DSC09238dilkhush 230dilkhush 198

postheadericon Independence day 2015

We celebrated Independence day in the School on 15th August, 2015. The National Flag was hoisted by Master Nitin Sing from JobSkill 2 Class. He participated in the Special Olympics  World Summer Games, Los Angeles -2015 and won a Bronze medal for Basket Ball.  PTA felicitated Nitin Singh for his great achievement on Independence day.  The first year  trainees sang Patriotic songs and the children performed a skit. DSC_1680IMG_0411DSC_1686DSC_1700DSC_1706

postheadericon Playtime at Dilkhush Special School


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Dilkhush Special School
Juhu Tara Road
Mumbai 400 049
Tel: +91-22-2615 1304