The Association of People with Disability

Vision: To create equal opportunities for persons with disability to become contributing members of the society Mission: To meet individual needs, create awareness, promote acceptance and integration, instill self-confidence and to encourage self-reliance. Aims & Objects: To provide a common meeting place, where members of the Association can come together for vocational, intellectual and spiritual activities. To be concerned primarily with those who are disabled. To start a training centre to rehabilitate disabled members of society by affording them Socio-Economic activities. To afford medical assistance in the shape of orthopedic aids and treatment like hydrotherapy, electrothera...
Jun 3, 2014

Quarterly report of Education for disablechildren

Circulatory System project done by Vi Std students
Circulatory System project done by Vi Std students

Dear Donors, Friends and Well-wishers of The Association of People with  Disability (APD).

We are glad to submit to you the quarterly report of our Education Program for  Children with Disability.  

Thanks to GlobalGiving community for your generous support for educating the children with disability. The donation raised through GlobalGiving website helped us to educate  29 children in SIS. All these children were provided with mid-day meals, books, uniforms, healthcare, transportation, Hearing aids and special coaching supplement. Their medical rehabilitation, an integral part of their development, is ensured through regular medical check ups, physiotherapy and use of mobility aids.

The Education Programme at APD aims at promoting inclusive education through focused institutional and district programs and networking with government agencies, NGOs, special and mainstream schools

The Shradhanjali Integrated School (SIS)  of APD has 180 children on roll, for the Academic Year 2012-2013. These children are from under privileged segment .The school aims in helping these children join mainstream schools after giving the support required. This is a day school and we have two buses that pick up children every morning and drops them back home. The focus at SIS is on activity-oriented learning.  The school offers a good resource center and library.  Co – curricular activities like painting, quiz competitions, sports, cultural festivals, and arts and crafts ensure all round development.

Some of the major activities during the last three months are given below for your kind information.  

Key Highlights for the month of January to  May 2014.

January 2014

On the second of January, the SIS school reopened after the December Holidays. The students took part in a number of activities as mentioned in the report below.

On 10th January, a staff trip was organized from APD to Mysore- Tipu Sultan palace, and Balmuri falls. The school celebrated Makara Snakranthi / Pongal in the school campus on the 16th. Pongal was prepared in the traditional way with the active participation of the students. The following day, 53 Students of classes V to VII along with 3 staff members were taken to Lumbini gardens, Hebbal as a part of their curriculum. On 19th of January 4 students attended a program at the Lion’s Club. The Lions club donated aids, appliances and money for their education. Students of classes I and II were taken to Lumbini gardens, Hebbal as a part of their curriculum. (38 students & 3staff).

The Nirmaya meeting, which took place on 21st, was organized for the parents for the renewal of their registration to get scholarship from Government.The meeting was organized by Advocacy department. The meeting was addressed by Mrs. Usha. A parent meeting was then organized by the therapy department. The program was organized to explain how to train their kids at home and the uses of aids and appliances.

On 24th, Students of classes III and IV were taken to Lumbini Gardens, Hebbal as a part of their curriculum. (41 students & 4 staff). From 29th to 31st a Residential staff training was organized by Mr. Ramakrishna on “Team Building” at “The Bangalore Marthoma Centre”, Devanahalli. 23 staff members attended the training.

February 2014

On the 2nd of February 17 members from the Alumni Group along with one staff attended a programme at Tulips resort. Forty Students along with 5 staff from preparatory and nursery visited Lumbini gardens. On the 22nd School support programme meeting was held for class VII students along with their parents. As a part of National Science day celebration, a science and art exhibition was organized on 28th.

March 2014

From 3rd to 5th an art camp was held by Mr. John Devraj. The camp helped the students to learn the basic of drawing and painting. The children were given practice to paint on a huge canvas which was later displayed in the school. The interactive board of TATA Edge class was inaugurated by Mrs. Latha .C Vice President –Function and Software development BOSCH on 13th. The interactive board helps the students in their learning process. The final assessments for the students started on the 20th. On 24th a parent meeting was organized by the therapy department. The program was organized to explain how to help the students with spinal bifida in daily activities. At the end of the month a farewell was organized for the VII Standard students. Various games were organized as part of the programme.

April 2014

In the first week training on stress management was given to the teachers by Dr. Sridhar, a Counsellor. On 10th the results for the academic year 2013-14 were announced. The day is observed as Prathibha Day. An alumnus, Dr. Arun was the chief guest of the day. The best students were awarded. A staff outing was organized to Kaiwara, Kailasgiri and Anandashrama Chintamnai was organised on the 12th. From the 13th onwards summer vacation began.

May 2014

From the 1st onwards the admission process started for the next academic year. Throughout the rest of the month a number of teacher training programs took place. Teachers were trained for the usage of Interactive board by Mrs. Vandana, Coordinator TATA. Also, a Training was given for the implementation of CCE (Continuous and comprehensive Evaluation) by Mrs. Padma, Principal, SIS. Towards the end of the month, Mrs. Usha and Mrs. Kripa gave an orientation on the use of sign language in the classroom.

We need your help to spread the word! Please share this opportunity with your friends and contacts, especially those who are USA tax payers . Post a link to our project page on your Facebook page asking your friends to donate . For further details please feel free to write to me  shanigar@apd-india.org  or call me on  *Mob: +91- 9972450655*

Our sincere thanks to all of our Donors for their kind donations and love.  We shall submit to you more news in the next report.

Human Body Project
Human Body Project
Science project day
Science project day
Solar system
Solar system
SIS Student displaying her project
SIS Student displaying her project

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Mar 4, 2014

Quarterly report of Education for disabled children

SIS Annual day
SIS Annual day

Dear Donors, Friends and Well-wishers of The Association of People with  Disability (APD).

We are glad to submit to you the quarterly report of our Education Program for  Children with Disability.  

Thanks to GlobalGiving community for your generous support for educating the children with disability. The donation raised through GlobalGiving website helped us to educate  29 children in SIS. All these children were provided with mid-day meals, books, uniforms, healthcare, transportation, Hearing aids and special coaching supplement. Their medical rehabilitation, an integral part of their development, is ensured through regular medical check ups, physiotherapy and use of mobility aids.

The Education Programme at APD aims at promoting inclusive education through focused institutional and district programs and networking with government agencies, NGOs, special and mainstream schools

The Shradhanjali Integrated School (SIS)  of APD has 180 children on roll, for the Academic Year 2012-2013. These children are from under privileged segment .The school aims in helping these children join mainstream schools after giving the support required. This is a day school and we have two buses that pick up children every morning and drops them back home. The focus at SIS is on activity-oriented learning.  The school offers a good resource center and library.  Co – curricular activities like painting, quiz competitions, sports, cultural festivals, and arts and crafts ensure all round development.

Some of the major activities during the last three months are given below for your kind information.  

Key Highlights for the month of November, December and January .

During the month of November 2013 , our students took part in a number of cultural competitions and drama activities. A report of the same is given below.

On the 7th of November, students participated in a Pot painting and Terracotta Painting competition, conducted by the “Rangoli” organization. A special mention is to be made of the students of standard three, who participated very enthusiastically. The organization organized a similar competition for students of class 4 on the 21st of the month titled the “Rangoli Metro” competition.

From the 9th to the 13th, students participated in Sambav, an international event for art held in in Delhi. Out of the 21 participating countries, students of APD stood in the first place.

On the 16th of November, 20 Students from different classes also participated in another art competition at the Royal Orchid International Hotel, at which they got prizes of appreciation.

10 students from different classes participated in the Rock Expo, a drawing and dance competition on 23rd of the month. Out of the 12 participating NGOs, our children were recognized as the best performers and received a medal and a certificate each.

The students of APD also put up a performance on child problems on the 9th and 10th of the month, and this was aired on Karnataka Doordarshan TV channel.

On the 18th and 19th of the month, students participated in the shooting of a video based on the national anthem for the hearing impaired. The video taught viewers how to sign the national anthem, and was created by the hearing impaired students.

Alumni Meet

On the 9th of the month, the school held alumni get together with 40 alumni students and 7 teachers. At the meet, Mrs. Usha, Director Education and students have put forward the idea of the formation of a Disability Club formation.

December 2013

Medical Check-up

On the 3rd of December, the students of SIS got a check-up done by the cardiology department of MS Ramaiah Hospital. 154 children were checked and 15 children were given follow-up treatment.

Session on Sources of energy

On the 4th of December, volunteers from Intel gave a group of 20 children a talk on the sources of energy.

Christmas Party

On the 21st of December, volunteers from Accenture supported APD in throwing the children a Christmas party. There was music and games for the children. A bonfire was also arranged for them at 6.30 p.m.

Annual Day

The Annual Day Celebration was organized on the 23rd of December. Mr. Daniel (Film artist) and Mr. Vipin Labroo (Secretary, Rotary Club) were the chief guests for the function. The SIS staff and children participated very enthusiastically and made the celebration a grand success.

The school closed for winter vacation from the 24th Dec 2013 to 1st of January 2014.

January 2014

The school reopened on the 2nd of January 2014.

Class trips

On the 17th of January, the students of classes V to VII (53 students & 3staff) were taken to Lumbini gardens, Hebbal on a field trip.

On the 21st of January, students of classes I to II (38 students & 3staff) were taken to Lumbini gardens, Hebbal as a part of their curriculum.

On the 24th, students of classes III and IV (41 students & 4 staff) were taken to Lumbini gardens, Hebbal as a part of their curriculum.

Staff Trip

On the 20th of January, a staff trip was organized by APD to Mysore. The staff visited Tipu Sultan’s palace and Balmuri falls.

Parent Meetings

On the 23rd of January, a parent meeting was organized by the therapy department. The program was organized to explain methods on how to train children at home and also to explain the uses of aids and appliances.

Staff Training

Residential staff training was organized by Mr. Ramakrishna on “Team Building” at The Bangalore Marthoma Centre, Devanahalli. 23 staff members attended the training from On the 29th  Dec,2013 to the 31st Dec,2013 ,.

On the 16th of January, Makara Snakranthi / Pongal were celebrated in the school campus. Pongal was prepared in the traditional way with the active participation of the students.

We need your help to spread the word! Please share this opportunity with your friends and contacts, especially those who are USA tax payers . Post a link to our project page on your Facebook page asking your friends to donate . For further details please feel free to write to me  shanigar@apd-india.org  or call me on  *Mob: +91- 9972450655*

Our sincere thanks to all of our Donors for their kind donations and love.  We shall submit to you more news in the next report.

SIS students busy  in Pot painting and Terracotta
SIS students busy in Pot painting and Terracotta
Students in Sambav, an InternationalArtEvent Delhi
Students in Sambav, an InternationalArtEvent Delhi
Student getting Prize during Annual day prog
Student getting Prize during Annual day prog
Training for staff
Training for staff

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Feb 3, 2014

Report of development of Peoplewith Mental Illness

Dear Donors, Friends and Well-wishers of The Association of People with  Disability (APD).

We are glad   to submit to you the quarterly report of our project on Rehabilitation of People with Mental Illness

Thanks to Global Giving community for your generous support to mainstream the people with mental illness. Some of the major activities during the last three months are given below for your kind information. 

 Medical Intervention.

we have identified new 118 people with Mental Illness during the month of October 2014 and couselled for them.

The existing  339 PWMI  are going regularly to hospital for the treatment.

APD organised 3 camps for Mental Illness at government hospital in Bagewadi,Sindagi and Bhagepalli in which around 260 people participated and got awareness about Mental Illness.

PWMI with care givers meetings:

APD  conducted Care givers of Person with Mental illness meeting in which 136 PWMI and 8 care givers participated.

During this meeting we discussed about family and individual needs, federation advantages, Govt. 3% reservation fund and importance of group.

Community Awareness Program :- The Community Awareness camp was conducted in for local commuinity . Distributed brochures and pamphlets in various areas of Banagalore like  vinobhanagar-bus stop ,KG Halii, Chula colony, venkateshapura, Asamudhanagar, kusalnagar and muslim colony.  860 people received information with regard to mental health.

The health department celebrated the World Mental Health Day on October 10th . 32 PWMI along with caregivers and staff attended this event.

APD organized 10 awareness programs, in which 351 got information about the mental health. The various groups as such are women’s group, Parents, government school, APD SIS teachers training, MSW students, M.S.Ramaiah Nourishing students and HT trainees with regard to child mental health,symtoms,causes, types of mental illness and treatment services.

During this period team have oriented to Village Rehabilitation workers ( VRW) and MRWs, Anganwadhi teachers, ASHA workers, care givers to ensure PWMIs for Identification and treatments.

APD team from Chikkabellapur conducted a 3 day programme INCHARA at K.V.V campus in Chikkabellapur.The topic discussed were stress and stress management to deaf youths and parents in which 170 participated.

APD conducted orientation programme on 26th-29th December 2013 at Lotus boy’s school, Davanagere, in which around 120 members participated . They were given inputs on with regard to PWMIs identification & symptoms, causes.

APD  organized 4 programs for PWMI and care givers at Prerana centre at Bijapur and Basavana Bagewadi in which 93 members participated. We gave information about all types of mental illness and causes and also about rehabilitation and social security Schemes.

On 19th October at Panchagiri high school , APD conducted Mental health training program for  Village Rehabilitation Workers and Disabled People organisation   from Chikkaballapura .  Resource  Person Mr. Guru Raghavendra coverd topics about mental illness symptoms, causes, types, difference between MR & MI, prevention and Treatment. In this training 62 members participated.

*On 26th   October, 23rd November and 28th December 2013 , APD organised  3 treatment camps at Bagepalli Taluk hospital. In this camp 134 members had participated and they received treatment.

To celebrate  “WORLD DISABLE DAY”  , APD organized sports.522  disables and their parents attended  actively  and won the prizes.

Livelihood - 18 PWMI were put back into  their previous jobs like agriculture, horticulture, school attender, tailoring training and cooli works.

Social security scheme: 3members received disability ID card and another 3 will receive pension order copy from the government.

 Staff training- Staff were trained on   “Social security scheme” at Bijapur on November 28th 2013.

We need your help to spread the word! Please share this opportunity with your friends and contacts, especially those who are USA tax payers . Post a link to our project page on your Facebook page asking your friends to donate . For further details please feel free to write to me  shanigar@apd-india.org  or call me on  *Mob: +91- 9972450655*

Our sincere thanks to all of our Donors for their kind donations and love.  We shall submit to you more news in the next report.

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