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Village in Manipur builds school for children with special needs

A village in the northeastern Indian state of Manipur has built a school for children with special needs. It all started when a couple in the Pearsonmun village had an autistic child but realized that there was no school that could meet his needs close by.

So the village community decided to make one themselves. They pooled the money and built a fully accessible school in the village that was opened in 2011.

There are 30 students that attend the school and 40 more that cannot come to the school but are given home-based care.

WIth the help of the United Nations, the school was able to get their staff trained in physiotherapy, speech therapy, special education and school administration.

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