From 1984-86, started in a shed, Tamana existed unknown and unheard of, though ceaselessly working for children with special needs.
Tamana NGO has survived extreme hardships, including living through times without the basic amenities of adequate shelter, electricity and water, and today can boast of three completely independent and committed schools, in their very own buildings in Vasant Vihar, New Delhi.
Tamana pioneered the concept of integrated education well before this became a part of the National policy on education. At this stage, Tamana helped about thirty children with minimal brain damage to get admission in normal schools, successfully playing a dual role. On one hand, it convinced the schools not to strain the special child with the normal academic load; on the other hand, it counseled parents not to make unrealistic academic demands on their children.
Soon Tamana NGO realised that most of the existing schools did not have teachers for Special Education and were not, therefore, competent to handle these children, particularly when the number of students in a class rose too high. It was at this stage that Tamana decided to set up its own project in a private school.
This led Tamana to develop matchless expertise in handling special children and developing them into independent, confident citizens, capable of serving the society and the nation in their own unique way.
Today, Tamana through its three centres in New Delhi and its outreach programs backed with a team of special educators, therapists, counselors, vocational trainers who are supported by a strong administrative team are enabling differently abled across the Nation and world.