About Anand Niketan

The acute need and yearning of numerous special children and their parents touched a few gritty individuals and their voluntary but zealous efforts led to the formation of Aastha Society and consequently, Anand Niketan, the school for special children came into being at Mapusa in June 2011

Anand Niketan started in a small cozy rented house at Kasarwada in Mapusa and was gradually nurtured and progressed through the grit of founding volunteers, patronage of well-wishers, sporadic financial support from donors and the passion and tremendous hard-work of the young and dynamic staff.

A vocational skills center, Siddham, was started to make the students self-reliant by acquiring various skills that could help them gain employment. Overall Development of the students was impacted through the faculties of Music, Painting, Handicrafts and Sports according to their aptitude.

January 2017 saw Anand Niketan shift base to a larger premises at Assagao and it could now spread its wings by offering all services under one roof of this well-furnished 8 room facility. This new premises currently houses the Vocational Training Center, Physiotherapy unit, Audio Visual Center, Admin Section, Classrooms and the upcoming Residential Block. It was inaugurated in the honourable presence of Shri Prakash Amte. Himself a luminary in social service, he was all praise for the achievements of Aastha.

We are all striving to make Anand Niketan an exemplary institution in the service of special children. The challenges are many: More Classrooms, Residential Facilities, Sensory Park, Additional staff and equipment etc. The list is long but the all round help and support so far has also been energizing us to follow through our dream. Do you share our dream of making this World a better place for our special ones? Like us, do you also want these lovely buds to bloom, blossom and dance merrily in the garden of life? Then now is the time to Act. Your Act of Kindness is our greatest strength and will help us realise this Dream. Come join us in this noble endeavour.

A Dream you Dream alone is only a Dream.
A Dream you Dream Together becomes a Reality

Our Teachers & Staff

Our School Incharge is a True Epitome of hardwork and enthusiasm. A perfectionist, she believes in co-operation to achieve success, a belief that is important to lead from the front.

Geeta Vishwakarma Rane

BA D Ed (Spl Edu) | School In-Charge

This softspoken gentleman is calmness personified and a well mannered individual. He is a strict disciplinarian, a trait vital for running of any institute.

Yuvraj Gaonkar

B.Com, B.Ed (Spl Edu)

This ever-smiling & dedicated teacher goes out of her way to help students & parents achieve their goals and in the process setting high standards for others to follow.

Subala B. Pednekar

BA D Ed (Spl Edu)

Creative to the core, this bubbly teacher is confident of her abilities and with her singing skills keeps everyone humming with Joy.

Mamata Tari

B Com, D Ed (Spl Edu)

Smiling & Smart, Positive & perfect, Updated & Understanding is what makes her click in bringing a smile to the children and parents who are touched by her work.

Suvidha Madkaikar

MA B Ed (Spl. Edu)

24 X 7 in help mode. Socially active and with a funny bone makes everyone laugh & be happy at all times. Up to date in her subject knowledge and committed to her work.

Snehal Verenkar

BA D Ed (Spl. Edu)

Adaptive and affable, this tech savvy man is capable in bringing out the best creativity in our students’ work. With careful planning and communication skills he matches different vocational activities to the skillset of his students.

Babi Malik

Diploma in Voc Rehab

An excellent cricketer himself, our Physical Education teacher keeps our children and teachers active through sports & physical exercises. His Yoga sessions helps the staff & students stay calm and healthy.

Sakharam Narulkar

BA, B P Ed (Physical Edu)

Has a keen interest in Autism Spectrum disorders. His patience is par excellence and an asset for every special educator. Suave and stylish, his dedication to his work is evident through the transformation seen in his wards.

Ankit Mhapsekar

D Ed (Spl Edu)

Dedicated and determined this Kushal Katthak dancer keeps everyone on their toes. Her enthusiasm is reflected on smiles that beam on our students faces when they shake a leg or groove to music at school and also our cultural programs.

Archana Colgaoncar

BA D Ed (Spl Edu)

She works magic with her hands making children enjoy even the most difficult Physiotherapy exercises and activities. Dedication, focus and punctualities are her virtues. Improvement in child’s motor and sensory skills and the resultant smiles on the parents faces are manifestations of her skills and dedicated work ethic.

Dr. Shane Ramos

BPT, MIAP, C/NDT Physiotherapist

Kind hearted & knowledgeable. She works wonders with communicative skills of our children which reach results in smile of children and their families. For the students, to learn to communicate and the resultant happiness is priceless.

Dr. Anushweta Naik

B Sc, DHLS, BASLP Speech Therapist

Caring & Co-operative. Creative and confident. A hardworking teacher that brings out the best in children consistently over the years.

Pritam Kerkar

B Com, D Ed (Spl Edu)

Our Music teachers are very sincere and caring and teach our students Singing and Instruments like Harmonium, Tabla etc. Our celebratory and cultural programs are feature music by our students. Students also perform in their neighbourhoods.

Gajanan Chari

Music Teacher

Our Music teachers are very sincere and caring and teach our students Singing and Instruments like Harmonium, Tabla etc. Our celebratory and cultural programs are feature music by our students. Students also perform in their neighbourhoods.

Prakash Ajgaonkar

Music Teacher

Man of very few words. However takes care of our admin work astutely. Is the reason our records are in order and up to date.

Bhalchandra Parulekar

LDC

Our school support staff are running around all the time to take care of daily chores of Anand Niketan. Sincere, Polite & Hardworking, they deserve all the praise showered by our visitors for the squeaky & neat environs.

Sarvesh Paryekar

Support Staff

Our school support staff are running around all the time to take care of daily chores of Anand Niketan. Sincere, Polite & Hardworking, they deserve all the praise showered by our visitors for the squeaky & neat environs.

Asha Kamat

Support Staff

Our school support staff are running around all the time to take care of daily chores of Anand Niketan. Sincere, Polite & Hardworking, they deserve all the praise showered by our visitors for the squeaky & neat environs.

Mohit Tople

Support Staff

Transporting special children from their homes to school and back is a huge responsibility. It is ably shouldered at Anand Niketan by this duo with utmost care & punctuality. They also eagerly help other activities at school.

Sanjay Kolwalkar

Driver

Transporting special children from their homes to school and back is a huge responsibility. It is ably shouldered at Anand Niketan by this duo with utmost care & punctuality. They also eagerly help other activities at school.

Devata Desai

Attendant

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