From 2006, Jyoti Sroat has emerged as an Inclusive school offering educational opportunities to all children. The students as of this year are children with disability, children with no disability and children from other vulnerable groups. These children study together in the same classrooms facilitated by teachers and special educators. Education is provided to every child according to their individual needs.
Children with visual, hearing and locomotor disabilities from the rural areas of Meghalaya and from adjoining states reside in two hostels run by Bethany Society. Day scholars who are in need of transportation avail of the school van service belonging to the latter.
The school was recognized by the Meghalaya Board of Secondary Education in 2010. It benefits from the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA, an IE Unit) for the primary and upper primary sections. In 2014, the school received opening permission for Classes XI and XII (Arts Stream) from the Department of Education, Govt. of Meghalaya. Subsequently, in 2015, the school received regular recognition for the Secondary level from the Department of Education, Govt. of Meghalaya.
Ever since adopting an inclusive approach in 2006, we have perpetually been striving towards inclusive education and the current student demographics which comprises of 45% of children with various disabilities (Visual Impairment, Hearing impairment, Intellectual impairment, Speech impairment, Cerebral Palsy, Locomotor impairment, Multiple disabilities, learning disability, Deafblindness & Autism ) is reflective of our commitment. However, our vision of inclusion isn’t merely restricted to children with disabilities. The consensual voice of JSS (Jyoti Sroat School) vehemently enunciates: Inclusion means fostering a barrier-free environment where children are accepted irrespective of their caste, creed, socio-economic background, abilities, capacities etc. their diversity is appreciated and their individual needs are identified and catered to.