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We are proud of our children and have several success stories, a select few of which are being shared with you. We have not only helped the children overcome their physical challenges through surgical intervention and physio-therapy, but we have also helped their school education with the result that they have acquired self-sufficiency and dignity and are on the way to be self-supporting members of their family.

Rupali Balu Loyare

Age – 23

Sagar Bharat,

Age – 22

Irfan Pathan

Age – 26

Akash Pawar

Age – 20

Akash Mahadu Dasgude

Age – 20

“Children are the future of the world, let’s start with the children.”


To provide opportunities to children with physical & multiple disabilities for education, learning a vocation, and becoming contributing and productive members of the society.

Our Founder

Fathema Ismail

Fathema Ismail’s firm dedication, perseverance and unhampered capacity to give unstintingly for a cause that she believed in, laid the foundation of the Society for the Education of the Challenged (Child & Adult) in the year 1958…

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Tehmina Barma

Tehmina Barma and Banoo Cama were in the Girl Guides Association with Fathema Ismail’s daughter and had great regard for her. Barma was a Commissioner of Bharat Scouts and Guides Association…..

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Our Stalwarts

Zarine Chothia

(1932 – 2018), Vice-President – Society for the Education of the Challenged (SEC)

“The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning”.

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Roda Khambatta

Past President – Society for the Education of the Challenged (SEC)

An exemplary life, devoted to the welfare of the students of the Society for the Education of the Challenged (SEC) is a great example to all who are associated with Roda Khambatta.

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