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...
Jul 28, 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 Mental health  Program for  People with Mental Illness

Thanks to GlobalGiving community for your generous support for rehabilitating these with People with Mental Illness.

The Association of People with Disability (APD) is a non-governmental organization working in the field of disability for the last fifty five years. APD aims to empower persons with disability to become active, contributing members of society. At any given time, through its wide-ranging institutional and district development programmes, APD touches the lives of approximately 30,000 persons with disability (PWDs).

APD’s grassroots rural and urban community programmes include therapeutic services, mobility aids, integrated education, advocacy, horticulture, mental health and livelihood.

 Our “District Disability and DevelopmentProgramme” is operating in four districts of Karnataka: Chikkaballapur, Davangere, Bijapur and Bengaluru. Here we work with government agencies, self-help groups and other stakeholders on identification, assessment, referral, capacity building, lobbying and implementation of disability rights, to encourage the system to make necessary provisions for people with disability. Currently APD is working with over 10,000PWDs in these districts.

Community Mental Health Programme

 Mental health is a growing concern that calls for immense focus from all quarters. It is estimated that 1% of the population, almost 10 million people in the country suffer from some form of mental illness. State level figures report over 50 Lakh Persons with Mental Illness (PWMIs) and mental retardation in Karnataka who are being supported by less than 700 health care professionals, doctors and social workers.

The focus of public health system is still on mortality rather than morbidity and dysfunction which are on the rise in India. Access to mental health care is another major issue that is compounded by social stigma and lack of awareness. In economically challenged social groups, both urban and rural, PWMIs are subject to neglect, isolation, abuse and traditional forms of treatment -all of which tend to have a negative impact.

 APD’s Community Mental Health Programme has been operating since 2004. Starting with 19 slums in Bangalore, the programme now covers almost specific taluks of Kolar, Davangere, Chikkaballapur and Bijapur. In the last 10 years, we have reached almost 2000 Persons with Mental Illness (PWMIs) through targeted activities including identification, providing access to mental health care and social and economic rehabilitation. Our beneficiaries have typically been economically disadvantaged/socially marginalized rural or urban slum dwellers in the age group 16-45.

 APD in Davangere District conducted PWMI federation meeting  14th May 2014 at Davangere Rotary Bala bavana .Total 20 members participated (8-PWMI. 12-Parents). Discussed about strengthening the fedaration work, medication support and social security scheme

To ensure the regular treatment and follow up for Person with Mental illness the team submitted letter to District Commissioner , District Health officer, Dist. Surgeon ,Disabled welfare Dept & THO. District Health officer agreed to give support and treatment for PWMIs in Harapanahalli taluk.

Conducted training programs to ANMs, Asha workers, Anganawadi teachers, members of Self Help Groups , Zilla Panchayat members, Police and Primary Health Centres doctors on Mental health.

Davangere District Health officer has given permission to establish psychiatric service at Harapanahalli Taluk hospital to conduct on every month 3rd Saturday

Conducted sample study on 15 family situation analyses on Mental Health through Master of Social Work students under guidance of program experts.

Developed process manual to evolve district Community Mental health Project model

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.

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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