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.
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