Dear Donors, Friends and Well-wishers of The Association of People with Disability (APD).
We are pleased to submit to you the second quarterly report of our Education Program for Children with Disability.
Thanks to Global Giving community for your generous support for educating the children with disability. The donation raised through Global Giving website helped us to educate 16 children in SIS. All these children were provided with mid-day meals, books, uniforms, healthcare, transportation 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.
Dynamic Classes :-Volunteers from Dynamic company teach science and Maths to the children from V, VI & VIIth classes . They conducted practical demonstration of various experiments from Science and Maths lessons. These classes illustrate effective math and science instruction, accomplished through authentic experiences that allowed students to take the lead in discovery and learning. Throughout these classes, the students conducted much of their own learning and challenged each other with questions .
Fancy dress Program:- On the 8th of April 2013, the Association of People with Disability held a Fancy Dress program at its school campus. Children were dressed in various costumes – Angel, Arab Sheik, Santa Claus, Chacha Nehruji and even Gandhiji. Parents were very happy and spoke about the remarkable changes they were able to see in their children.
Prathiba Day Party- A farewell party was organized in March for the students of VII class. We invited our ex-student Ms Sunitha of Shradhanjali Integrated School , as a chief guest for the Prathiba day function. She is presently working as Doctor in Mysore. She is a role model to all the children with disability and motivated them to study well.
Final Exam- In the month of March children had their final exams. Results were announced on the 10th of April. Then Summer vacation for the children started from 11th April to 31st May.
Summer camp- Summer camp was organized from April 18th to the 21st, 2013 in which 31 children of Shradhanjali Integrated School participated, along with 6 staff members, helper and two parents. During the camp various activities like Kite making, collage work, painting, outdoor landscape, theatre and art programs were conducted to bring out the hidden talents of children with disabilities. Children learnt a lot of skills while having fun.
Teacher Training Programs-
Teachers are able to prepare effective lesson plans and teach concepts to all children with different disabilities.
To rejuvenate staff , all teacher from school were taken to a trip to “Glorious Promise Land”, a resort in the month of April. All the staff had a great time from morning till evening playing fun games
Case Study Of Master Moula: – APD Student
Perseverance, they say, is not a long race but is many short races strung together. The dedication and discipline required to coach 11 year old Moula, a 4th standard student at APD, epitomizes the quote on perseverance. Moula is a unique case given that he suffers from multiple disabilities such as Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, and Speech problem. Moula’s problems are two-fold- Physical and Intellectual disabilities which hinder his learning, growth, and development. When he first joined APD, Moula was unable to even sit on his wheelchair. The hours of physiotherapy given to Moula have enabled him to now move around with limited assistance. Since he is unable to learn as efficiently as his peers, Moula is being taught basic Math, Science, and English and is well on his way to learning to read and write. . In order to aid his learning abilities, APD covers Moula under the mid-day meal scheme which is catered towards exceptionally poor children. He is now promoted to 5th standard . Moula poses tremendous challenges to teachers but the dedication and perseverance showered by the teachers and volunteers are propelling him to a path of learning and growth. Your donations helped him to be self reliant.
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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.
Dear Donors, Friends and Well-wishers of The Association of People with Disability (APD).
We are pleased to submit to you the first quarterly report of our Education Program for Children with Disability.
First We would like to thank you for your support to APD during GlobalGiving challenge for the education programs of the children with disability . It helped APD to permanently feature on GlobalGiving’s website.
The donation raised through Global Giving website helped us to educate 13 children in SIS. All these children were provided with mid-day meals, books, uniforms, healthcare, transportation 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.
A new reading program was initiated to improve the quality of reading across the school. All our teachers were provided training on team building and soft skills. The addition of a music teacher and speech therapist and the procurement of gadgets like ‘Awaz’, an assistive device for the use of children with Cerebral Palsy, have increased the range of support and activities now available to our students.
We continued our focus on capacity building of parents through meetings and exposure visits. Our strong volunteer base has helped us greatly in both teaching and resource mobilization.
Of the 14 students who passed out of our school this year, 8 joined regular schools, 3 enrolled in special schools and 3 were referred for vocational training.
Some of the major activities are given below for your kind information.
Sports Day for children with disability: Â Sports day was conducted on 7/12/12 at 10.A.M in Cox town Jeevanahalli play ground for 200 children with various disabilities in which many of our children participated enthusiastically.. It was very pleasant to see all the children in white uniform with their house colour T-shirt First march past took place then mass drill all the children participated then events like wheel chair race, rollator race, running race, shot put etc. took place children who won the events got certificate and medals there was an event for teachers and also parents everyone attend the sports were enjoyed.
Introduced the House System to build healthy competition, team spirit & Leadership qualities in the students : All children from Std 1 to 7 have been divided into 4 houses: FAITH, HOPE, TRUTH & LOVE. Merit points are awarded for academics & social skills. At the end of each month the points are totalled & the winning house is awarded the “Rolling Cup’. Children are really into the spirit of team work & want to achieve better & also help out the class/house mates. This has added a touch of excitement &sense of achievement to the school day.
A mini planetarium was set up in school & children enjoyed lessons on the planets etc which was vividly seen.
Parents Capacity Building & Therapy for children: Parents were trained in home management skills & therapy intervention for Cerebral Palsy children. The Speech therapist also conducted training intervention for such children on: Ear function, causes & prevention. Hearing aid maintenance, Auditory training & Speech therapy. 95 children received Integration Therapy, Physiotherapy & Trampoline Therapy, regularly. Corrective surgeries for two children done. Home visits to 30 children’s homes completed so far. This was done to assess the different needs of the children, based on the home & family back ground.
Exposure visit to Centre for Learning with children of Std 7: Fifteen children from Std 7 visited the CFL School on the 22nd August. The children spent a day of fun & activities. They had a session of pottery & in turn taught the students sign language. The CFL students will now visit SIS & this is the beginning of more such visits not just to CFL but to other main stream schools as well.
All the students visited the Fire Station. Agriculture & Science Education Institute, Lalbagh & Freedom Parks to name a few.
There was a Fancy Dress competition on the 7th of August. All children from Nursery to Standard 7 participated. They were required to use only renewable waste material. The show was a huge success, 3 prizes were awarded to each class. Many children participated in music, dance & painting competitions, winning certificates & medals, during the last few months.
Case Study Of Master Thahir – APD Student
Thahir has been with APD for over seven years now and is undergoing special education under the supervision of a dedicated teacher. He is 11 years old and suffers from multiple disabilities such as visual impairment and cerebral palsy, just to name a few, however he is an intelligent child and is able to readily grasp concepts taught to him. Moreover, He has just begun learning Braille under the guidance of a dedicated teacher. In order to aid his learning abilities, APD covers Thahir under the mid-day meal scheme which is catered towards exceptionally poor children. In spite of his numerous disabilities and the impoverished background he comes from, he has shown tremendous improvements in his learning abilities and has potential for further improvements and holistic growth. He is now studying in V Std and regular to school. He is very active and good in studies. He answers orally and interested in learning new topics. He wants to become teacher and help other disabled children like him. Your donations helped him to be self reliant.
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 email@example.com or call me on *Mob: +91-9538871553*
Our sincere thanks to all of our Donors for their kind donations and love. We shall submit to you more news in the next quarterly report.
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