About Us

About Child Welfare Trust

The CHILD WELFARE TRUST (CWT) in Bhuj was founded in 1998 by Dr. Shantuben Patel, a pediatrician with a vision to integrate special children into the mainstream of the Kutch district. CWT is registered as a public charitable trust under The Bombay Trust Act 1950 and operates the DHANVANTRI School, also known as Child Welfare School.

About Dhanvantri School

Dhanvantri School, run by CWT, rehabilitates specially-abled children.

Over the two and a half decades, we have significantly impacted the lives of children with special needs through its unique training and educational programs.

These programs not only recognize the individual capabilities of these children but also provide them with the support needed to lead independent lives.

Our school, spanning 18,000 square feet, is specifically designed to cater to the educational and vocational training needs of handicapped children.

The school arranges transportation to pick up children from various locations and bring them to school for their education and vocational training.

We are dedicated to the comprehensive rehabilitation of children with various disabilities, such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down syndrome, and Multiple Disabilities.

Upon admission, a panel of experts, including a Psychologist, Special Educator, Physiotherapist, Speech therapist, and Occupational therapist, assesses each child’s needs, and tailored therapy programs are designed accordingly.

These programs encompass a range of therapies, including sensory integration therapy, music therapy, hydrotherapy, and more.

The progress of each child is rigorously reviewed every six months, and adjustments are made to their therapy programs as needed. This protocol ensures that all children in the program receive the necessary support to achieve their desired outcomes in the upcoming quarter.

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Our Mission

Education is important for everyone, regardless of their background or circumstances.

It is the key to success in life, and it can help us develop our talents and skills, make a difference in the world, and live happy and fulfilling lives.

  • Learn about the world around us.
  • Develop talents and skills
  • Make a difference in the world
  • Live happy and fulfilling lives

Our Vision

Our vision is to create an inclusive society where every impaired child has equal access to quality education, empowering them to reach their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.

We strive to foster an environment that embraces diversity, ensuring that all children, regardless of their
impairments, receive a high-quality
education tailored to their unique needs

Our Goal

Our goal is to equip them with the knowledge, values, and social skills necessary to thrive academically, emotionally, and socially, enabling them to become confident, independent individuals who can contribute to society.

Through our comprehensive educational programs, we aspire to breakdown barriers, challenge stereotypes, and create a society that recognizes and embraces the potential of every impaired child

Our History

In the late 1970s, Dr. Shantuben Patel left her successful career as a neonatologist in England and moved to Kutch, Gujarat.

She noticed a high number of physically and mentally challenged children and wanted to make a difference.

Read more about Child Welfare Trust’s Journey.

Meet the Trustees

The Child Welfare Trustees comprise a diverse group of professionals, including senior pediatricians, clinical psychologists, rehabilitation psychologists, experts in learning disabilities, experienced counselors, and behavioral scientists.

They are all deeply committed to the cause supported by the Child Welfare Trust and are dedicated to the comprehensive development of the students under their care.

Your Voice Matters

We’re here to assist you in any way we can. Whether you have questions, feedback, or would like to get involved with our mission, please don’t hesitate to reach out.