Nominated Literacy Heroes

Individual Nominations

Maya P. Nanavati

Recommended By : Ms. Jayshree G. Bhatt - Chairmman Literacy - Inner Wheel Club of Bombay North West - Malad
Name : Maya P. Nanavati

Address : 4, Mount View, Near Mary Immaculate Girls High School, Borivali (West), Mumbai – 400 103, INDIA.


Place : Mumbai


Sex : female

Date of Birth : 20th/September/1949

Mobile : 9821608993

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Educational Qualification : B.Sc. (Occupational Therapy) Mumbai University.

Work in field of literacy : 1 - Cerebral Palsy Unit 1971 to 1977 - Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital - Mumbai – 400 034. 2 - Sir H.N. Hospital 1977 to 2011 - Mumbai – 400 004. 3 - Rehab Consultant 1985 to 1990 - S.E.C. Day School. - Mumbai. 4 - Asha-Daan 1983 to 198 - Mother Teresa’s Home for Destitute- Mumbai (Voluntary – Therapist) 5 - Trustee, POSAT Foundation 1978 onwards Administrative Trustee & Guide 1994 onwards - POSAT Rehab Centre and Special Classes for Challenged Children Borivali (West) Mumbai. 6 - Consultant 1995 onwards - Shartul Foundation Sp. Classes for Challenged Children - Ghatkopar (West) Mumbai 7 - Courses & Workshop From 1979 till date. For Rehab Personnel, Special Educators and for Teachers on various topics eg. Therapeutic intervention for Neurological Impairment in children and adults. Learning Disability, Dyslexia, Autism, Mental Retardation and Cerebral Palsy. 8 - Public Awareness programme on child’s right to play and Child’s right for education.

No of Beneficiaries : 6000

Social Impact : I started my carrier in the unit of Brain damage children. I learn a lot from them. Working voluntary to help the severely mentally and physically challenged orphan children at Asha – Daan, Mother Theresa’s Institute for destitute and at S.E.C day school branches for polio affected children of slum area I could design community based methods of Rehabilitation and Educating them. Currently I am running special classes for challenged children in the schools for normal children through Posat Foundation (Physio – Occupational – Speech Academy of Therapist) in suburbs of Mumbai. I am overwhelmed with the support of the school authorities. There are about ‘200’ children in special classes who are learning to live the life independently with dignity. At Posat mothers of these special children are trained to be teachers. I believe if one has positive attitude towards the goal one always get helping hands on the path. I get support from NGOS like Rotary Clubs and Lions Club and many others.

Fund Outlay : 1500000

The challenge of arranging funds is being met : We get support from Rotary Clubs, Lions clubs and other philanthropists and NGOs.

This Award is going to impact the work in future : If awarded, we will use the award money in adding more facilities for educating the children and build additional space to accommodate more children. We can hire more experts for different disabilities.

Blood relative a member of 'Rotary Club': No

Whether received any major State/National/International recognitions or award/s earlier : No

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