Pam Hackett's 5th India Mission Trip to BGSS
In 2008, Diana Fongheiser and Pam Hackett met John and Sunita Locklear, the founders of the Beautiful Gate Special School in Mysore, India and formed what would be a lasting partnership. The school serves students age 4-16 with a variety of disabilities including Autism, MR, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome and other significant intellectual and physical challenges. BGSS currently has four dozen children and will be adding a third site that will house a vocational training program for older students. This January, Pam Hackett visited India for the fifth time, to provide hands-on therapy demonstrations, parent consultation and teacher/parent training. It was truly heartwarming to see the close partnership and collaboration between the teaching staff and students’ families as they work together to help each child reach his and her potential.