Ngoenga school is the one and only kind of special school for Tibetan community in exile directly run and manage by Tibetan Voluntary Health Association, through Department of Health, Central Tibetan Administration, Dharamsala. It renders rehabilitation and residential center catering mainly to the physically and mentally challenged Tibetan refugee children from Tibet,India,Nepal and Bhutan
Ngoenga School for Tibetan refugee children with special needs is the special program of the Department of Health, Central Tibetan Administration meant to take care of Tibetan refugee children with ranges of different disabilities from the age of 6 to 18.
In 1997 His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama expressed his benevolent desire 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” meaning extremely happy or joyous with sight was conferred by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Today Ngoenga School has 50 students with ranges of disabilities from Autism, Dyslexia, Epilepsy, Polio, Down syndrome, Mental retardation and Cerebral Palsy. They attend classes daily on the attractive campus. The Director leads the staffs that include Headmistress, Physiotherapist, Head parent, Nurse, Special Educator, Home Parents, Administrative and other staffs. Also volunteers contribute a lot in the development of school.
Ngoenga Special School is located in Dehradun, the capital city of the state of Uttarakhand in the northern part of India. It is 236 km north of India’s capital New Delhi. Dehradun is also renowned for its prestigious religious educational institutions such as Sakya Monastery, Sakya College, Mindrolling Monastery, Drikung Monastery etc. The school is just off the Sahastradhara Road at Kulhan behind the Drikung Kagyu Monastery, about 1.5 km up from Dekyiling Tibetan Settlement.
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