IPER stands for Institute of Psychological & Educational Research .It is a voluntary and non-profiting organization headquartered in Kolkata, India. The organisation strives to fight issues like hunger and malnutrition in India. By implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the Government schools and Government aided schools, IPER aims not only to fight hunger but also to bring children to school. Since 1972, the organisation has worked towards reaching more children with wholesome food on every single school day. We are working for the deprived population at all levels since 1972. IPER is recognized by both Central and State Governments registered society. It is Registered with the PWD Act.
IPER has been actively involved in promoting inclusive education for children . These children are integrated into regular schools after equipping them with school readiness skills. Some of these skills are mentioned below. The visually impaired are given training in Braille, computers, mathematics, orientation and mobility.
Hearing impaired children are provided with speech therapy and early language training. Children with locomotor disabilities are provided with therapeutic intervention and barrier-free environment. Children with mental retardation are provided individualized educational support, adaptive devices, instructional material in alternative formats, uniforms, mid-day meals and transport, along with extra educational inputs and training in daily living skills.
Our Vision is to develop capacities in people with disabilities, working children and others in disabling situations; and to generate opportunities for empowering so that they may make their own choices towards leading a better quality of life. IPER advocates the rights and concerns of persons with disabilities through sensitization of society, corporates, government and civic bodies towards the potential, problems and needs of the disabled. IPER also seeks to create, within the community, awareness about disabilities.