Only school for hearing and speech-impaired kids in Jammu and Kashmir is now struggling for funds: Reports
Srinagar: Hearing and speech-impaired children in Jammu and Kashmir are facing trouble as the only school for them in the Valley is facing a funding crisis, media reports said on Sunday.
The institute also lacks hostel and transportation facilities.
The school is run by Jammu and Kashmir Samaj Kalyan Kendra, an NGO, with the help of social workers., reports ANI.
The school has students from 10 districts.
Students from different regions like Doda, Kishtwar, Ramban, Rajouri, Poonch, Anantnag and Kupwara districts are currently studying in the institute.
It was alleged that the school has not received any help from the J&K administration and has to pay Rs 30,000 to Rs 35,000 as rent (on a room basis) per year for the building housing the institution, reports ANI.
Uising sign language, students told ANI that while the school doesn't have a hostel for students coming from remote corners, there is also no transportation for them.
"I leave for school at eight in the morning and reach home at six in the evening. I face a lot of difficulty on the way as no one understands sign language," a student said.