Meet Mrs.Rani Gulrajani. She is the Hon Secretary and Correspondent of Mary Clubwala Jadhav Special High School for the Hearing Impaired functioning at School Road, Anna Nagar.
Rani who has been with the Guild of Service for the past 13 years has brought in positive changes and improvements within the school which has benefited the students and teaching staff as well.
She had taken efforts to improve the school infrastructure in many ways including providing better flooring, developing a dining hall, setting up a computer section and getting new tailoring machines with the help and support of donors and well wishers. Rani stated that she had completed her Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) in the year 1968 and she is a gold medalist from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda which is one of the most reputed universities in India today. Rani is a science graduate (Botany) from Maharajas Government College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram.Kerala. Rani as a NCC cadet took part in the Republic Day Parade held at Delhi in the year 1964.
She is also a Cancer survivor. Rani told the Chennai Plus reporter Elwyn, that she is very interested in developing the school and always thinks and does what is best for the school students and teaching staff. Mary Clubwala Jadhav Special School for the Hearing Impaired functions with government certification for providing education for students till X standard starting from kindergarten onwards. The school has a computer section, a tailoring section, a laboratory and a play area. The school has special educators and trained teachers.
This year all students who had appeared for the 10th exams have passed making 100 percent pass percentage. The school and its teaching staff have won several awards and honours.
Improving the quality of education, teaching English to the children and upgrading the school till standard XII are some of the future plans of school management.
The Guild of Service, established over eight decades ago, is a national-level social welfare Organization, set up to co-ordinate activities for the benefit of the economically backward, physically and mentally handicapped and socially weaker sections, from its main office at Chennai and branches.
The Guild extends service to children, women and families. Guild of Service has been involved in programmes aimed at the welfare and empowerment of the under privileged, especially women and children. The Guild has also undertaken programmes for livelihood training, poverty alleviation and women’s empowerment.