In 2010, the Keshavlal V. Bodani Education Foundation enlisted the help of The Gateway School as it embarked on a very ambitious project: the creation of a school for students with learning disabilities in Mumbai, India. At the behest of a mother returning to India for whom there was no appropriate educational setting for her son, Gateway advised the Foundation as it planned and developed this new school. Today, the best practices in special education are now available to a different population of students with special needs, a new community, and a new culture. The Gateway School applauds the Foundation’s efforts to create greater access to excellence in teaching to a heretofore underserved population of students.
Since it opened its doors in 2012, The Gateway School of Mumbai has grown its enrollment to over 50 students ages 5 to 18. Through teacher exchanges and workshops, it supports approximately 1,800 students in an affiliated mainstream school. Currently, Gateway Mumbai collaborates with a rural school in northeastern India, hosting a teacher exchange that includes workshops for educators in the region. In the long run, Gateway Mumbai hopes to establish stronger connections with multiple public schools in Mumbai and with rural schools around the country.
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