Our present day society has a mixed
attitude towards children and people with disabilities.
Some look towards such people with compassion and sympathy, while
others treat them as social aberrations and look upon them with disdain
and even scorn.
Whatever be the attitude of the people in general, it is an
inescapable fact that the number of such children and people –
especially those with mental disabilities are growing every day.
In this perspective, some parents (mainly mothers) of children with
mental and other disabilities assembled at the meeting hall of North
East Academy in the afternoon of the 10th of March,
2017 with their minds full of aspiration and hope and decided to form
a society for the imparting the facilities of various therapies,
special education, vocational training and music to such special
children at a minimal cost,
looking after the overall development of such children and aiming to
make them capable of surviving independently in this world. The society
was to be named “ESSAH Centre for development of disabled children.
Thus, ESSAH was born.
To enable this a building was taken on rent at Hengrabari Housing
Colony Road. The same was decorated and furnished. Various teaching aids
and equipment were purchased. Different therapists were engaged mainly
through personal contacts.
Gradually parents of such specially abled children started contacting
ESSAH. Therapy sessions were started and charges of the same were fixed
keeping the barest minimum margin for the centre which was required for
the basic maintenance.
After a few months a school of inclusive education was started in
March, 2018 under the name of ESSAH KIDS.
Visions and Objectives
The ultimate vision of ESSAH is to provide the best possible
educational and therapeutical facilities with all the required equipment
to the specially abled children from all over Assam (and India) at the
The final aim is to make these children independent, self-sufficient,
fully capable of surviving on their own in today’s world and becoming
capable and respected citizens.
ESSAH also endeavours to develop and nourish the special abilities
and talents of individual children and guide them towards fulfillment of
their aims and passions.
The objectives of ESSAH are:
1.Providing top quality facilities in:
d)Art Based Therapy
e)Art, crafts and vocational training
*at minimal rates.
2.Providing inclusive educational facilities for special children.
3.Providing vocational training facilities and
teaching the children various crafts and trades with a view to making
them self-sufficient and independent
4.Providing sports facilities to the children with the intent to keep them physically fit and healthy
5.Providing all these facilities free of cost to specially abled children whose parents’ total income is below the poverty line
6.Providing occasional recreation for the children
through educational visits, celebration of various events and arranging
outdoor trips for them
7.Developing self-contained residential units where
the specially abled children are able to stay fearlessly and freely in
the presence of or even in the absence of their parents