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 Global Giving community for your generous support for educating the children with disability. The donation raised through Global Giving website helped us to educate 20 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.
Independence Day Celebration:
The 15th August is the most important day in the history of India. On this fortunate day our country became free after many centuries. We celebrate this day with great zeal every year. This year great preparations were made in the school. Every child was eager to take part in the Independence Day Celebration. Exactly at eight the flag was hoisted. All staff and children stood in attention to give salute to the flag. After the flag ceremony Jan Gan Man was sung. The scouts’ band played the tune. The flag ceremony came to a close with a few speeches delivered by the staff and the chief guest. Al the speakers threw light on the importance of the day and our duties towards the country.
On 14th August, Tech Mahindra Foundation Organized a Cultural programme in their campus. 15 children participated and danced on Patriotic songs for independence day. Children participated in Cultural programme like dance & Speech for independence day.
Lalbagh Flower show
Every year on Independence Day and Republic day, flower shows are organized at the Lal Bagh Botanical Garden.Children from Nursery & Preparatory classes had a visit to Lalbagh Botanical garden, to see flower show . They were very happy and excited to see the lovely designed of flowers in the park. The other major attractions include a 13-foot floral boat, floral pots, demonstration of roof garden concept and Bonsai plants.Horticulturists from the Lalbagh HOPCOMS have made a Rainbow using the vibrant colours. Hundreds of orchids, zinnia, nastardium, crysantamums, daisies, marigold, cacti, fuchsia, jasmine, geranium single roses, dahlias, etc species of flowers were on display.
Volunteers conducted meditation class for all the students of Shradhanjali Integrated School in the month of June. Meditation classes helped students to reduced mind-wandering and improves emotional health. All children learnt to be calm their emotions and be more patient.
Volunteering activities done from corporate Goldmansach :-
In the month of June, Volunteers from Goldmansach took students from V & VI classes for National Gallery of Modern Art and showed various painting done by great Artists. They also taught painting on various topics .
Volunteers from Goldmansach took students from 2nd & 3rd classes to Martin Farm. These students played and enjoyed with few pet animals in the Farm .
During August month, Volunteers organized a Metro ride for the students of I , II, V & VII classes. These children enjoyed the metro ride.
Volunteers arranged an exposure visit to General Post office for the children from 3rd & 4th classes . These children learnt about the various woks of GPO, post of letters, couriers etc.
St. Xaveris school SSP Programme
As a part of School support program, our Children participated in various Activities like Cultural programmes, art , craft & painting held in St. Xaveris school . Children were very happy to interact with the other students of St. Xaveris school and enjoyed the program.
We conducted monthly test for all the students from Nursery to VII classes during the month of July . Children have shown good progress. Results were announced on the 10th of August.
Painting competition was organized by rotary club. 30 Children participated in painting competition which was organized in mainstream school. Painting competition brings out the hidden talents in the children. Their dreams get represented on the canvas and they show the hidden facets about them. Children had lots of fun and the process also brought out their competitive streak. They got an opportunity to show their skill to the outside world through exhibitions.
Visit to Planetarium by KPMG
Volunteers from KPMG corporate took students for Planetarium exposure visit from 7th & 5th classes. These students learnt about the planets and solar system.
Succesful Story of Master JERVIN: : – APD Student
Jervin is a child suffering from Spina Bifida, a birth defect that involves the incomplete development of the spinal cord which results in paralysis. Jervin has been studying in APD from the preparatory and is currently studying in the VIth Std. He has been with the school for seven years now and despite his disability has displayed a great deal of enthusiasm in studying and interacting with his peers.
Since he has shown an interest in music, Jervin is learning how to play the “Tabla” and “Key Board” and enjoys every minute of his music lesson.
When Jervin first joined school he was unable to walk and was restricted to using a wheelchair. However, after undergoing four years of physiotherapy provided here at APD, today Jervin is able to walk with the help of a Rollator. Jervin continues to undergo his therapy regularly and is well on his way to complete independence.
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