Nagqu City in Tibet Autonomous Region sits at an average altitude of more than 4,500 meters, with a sparse population and harsh natural environment. It is also the only city in Tibet Autonomous Region with two special education schools.
Founded in 2013, Nagqu Special Education School is the first comprehensive special education school in Nagqu City for children and teenagers with various types of disabilities -- visually impaired, deaf, dumb and mental disabilities. In May 2022, a second special education school was established in Nagqu. It focuses on hearing, speaking and visually impaired students, while the first one has become a school for students with mental disabilities.
The school offers a variety of educational subjects such as coffee making, baking, ceramic art, painting, folk sewing and weaving. Over the past 10 years, 65 students have completed employment and entrepreneurship, advanced to high school, and entered university.