Special education offers thematic education for children with severe learning difficulties. It challenges students, is based on their abilities and takes into account their limitations. In this way, Niketan offers the students in Bangladesh the opportunity to develop optimally as a person.
The education focuses on emotional and cognitive development, developing creativity and learning social, cultural and physical skills. The lessons are practically oriented and tailored as much as possible to individual needs. In the lessons, Niketan makes use of various existing theories and methodologies. The learning and play materials help children develop academic skills, the ability to concentrate and make their own choices, they help with coordination, a sense of order and growing independence. The wide range of educational materials invite independent learning and provide inspiration for creative play. During the school year, parents are supported and trained, so that the child can also apply the lessons learned at home.
Niketan has three specialized schools in Ghior, Baniajuri and Badda.
The unique collaboration with 20 mainstream schools makes it possible for children to follow education 6 days a week. They attend mainstream education 3 days a week and get the extra attention they need in the special school on the other 3 days. This opens up a new world for the child and enables the development of social relationships and interactions with peers without disabilities. Respect and understanding grow when students of various abilities and backgrounds play, socialize and learn together. Every year, around 35 of our children make the transfer to full-time mainstream (inclusive) education.