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Mar 12, 2018

Smiling faces, educating children

Safe Drinking Water Facility in the School
Safe Drinking Water Facility in the School

Dear Donors, Well Wishers, and Friends of BPA.

Greetings from India!!

We wish you very Happy New Year 2018!!! This is the first report of the year 2018.  We are very excited and happy to share progress report of Inclusive Schooling for Children with disabilities” Project.

You will be very happy to know that the project has very made significant achievements, and impact on Children with disabilities and non-disabilities.

Following major highlights will take you through school activities happened in the previous reporting year. Many of the activities were planned and organized first time due to your generous financial support.

  1. Academic Activities: The school academic was begun from 5th November 2017 after Diwali Vacation. We are glad to  report that there is 0% drop out this year after Diwali Vacation. The present strength of the school is 238 students, out of that 106 are girls, and 132 are boys. The girls ratio has been improved, and parents are ready to send their daughters to the school due to safe environment, sanitation facilities and most importantly very good education in the school without any cost.
  2. Celebration of Republic Day on 26th January 2018.

Indian Republic Day which is observed and celebrated every year on 26th January 2018. The Republic Day was celebrated in the school. The children with disabilities and without disabilities performed cultural and patriotic songs and dances. The students who participated were felicitated by token gifts.

  1. Excursion Visit of Students.

During the reporting period, very short excursion visit of the students and school teachers was organized. They visited very known place Junagadh in Gujarat. They climbed Girnar Rock (10,000 steps), visited very famous Asiatic Lions Sanctuary. This was the first time, these poor children came out of the village, and travelled such distance places along (without parents). They enjoyed and had lots of fun.

Science Fair:

It is very important to make children innovative and creative. To showcase their innovativeness, and creativity in the field of science, science fair was organized in the school. Nearby schools were also invited to participate in the science fair. The group of the students prepared two science model; Robotic Bridge, and sewage treatment system. Both projects were highly appreciated by the visitors. 

Celebration of Festivals

It is essential to give deeper understanding about festivals to the children. To give them better understanding about the festival, the school celebrates festivals in the school. This make the student understand importance of the festivals, why it is celebrated, how it is celebrated. It creates very joyful environment in the school. During the reporting period, Christmas, kite festival and Holi (festival of colours) festivals were celebrated.

 

We are very happy to share that school has set up safe drinking water facilities for the children. This facility is fully accessible to the children with/without disabilities. We achieve this milestone only because of your generous support and encouragement.

Plan of Action:

There will an annual examination in the month of April, and summer vacation will start from the month of May 2018. The teachers will do home visit of children with disabilities, and also identify new children with disabilities who are in age of school education, their parents will be motivated to send children to the school.

School has also planned to step small story book library and computer lab in the school, hence the students can develop reading habit, and can learn computer skills.

We look forward your heartfelt support, motivation, and handholding to provide quality education, and serving poor families who cannot afford education of their children with/without disabilities.  You are most welcome to visit the project whenever you are happened to be in India. We will very happy to show our organization and various activities of the organization.

 

Thanking you

Celebration of Holi Festival
Celebration of Holi Festival
Students got award in Science Fair
Students got award in Science Fair
Student Meeting
Student Meeting
Student participation in event
Student participation in event
Students enjoying Tour
Students enjoying Tour
Students Participation in Republic Day
Students Participation in Republic Day
Feb 20, 2018

Prevention of Blindness & Restoring Sight

Restoring Sight
Restoring Sight

Dear Donors, Well Wishers, and Friends of BPA.

Greetings from India!!

We wish you very Happy New Year 2018!!! This is the first report of the year 2018.  We are very excited and happy to share progress report “Seeing is Believing” Project. You will be very happy to know that the project has very made significant achievements.

1.Bhiloda- Vision Centre

The new vision centre has been set up in Bhiolda village of Sabarkantha district. This is first vision centre in remote area in tribal belt. Bhiloda is bordering village to Madhya Pradesh.  The vision centre would provide quality eye check-up services, after surgery follow up services, and reference for free cataract surgeries at BPA- Bareja Eye hospital. The vision centre had received very good response in the first camp. OPD (Outdoor Patient Registration) were 400 people, and 63 people were provided free cataract surgeries. Now “Seeing is Believing” has 6 Vision Centres in Gujarat.

  1. Vision Centre in Bavla- Ahmedabad District.
  2. Vision Centre in Kalol-  Ahmedabad District.
  3. Vision Centre in Bareja- Ahmedabad District.
  4. Vision Centre in Modasa- Sabarkantha District.
  5. Vision Centre in Vatrak -  Sabarkantha District.
  6. Vision Centre in Bhiloda-  Sabarkantha District.

2.New Endeavour in Bhuj- Kacchh District in Gujarat under “Seeing is Believing” project.

Kacchh is known as desert area of Gujarat, moreover, it was badly affected in earthquake in the year 2000. BPA has been working in the Bhuj from the day of earthquake. It is required to provide high quality eye care services to people at very reasonable cost, free of cost to poor people. With this intention, and objective, BPA has planned to set up ultra-modular operation theatre, and eye care services in Bhuj. The next report will carry the stories of new opening eye care units in Bhuj.


3. Cataract Free Sabarkantha-Ahmedabad Districts.

We are happy to share with you that two campaigns (Catract Free Sabarkantha District, and Catract Free Ahmedabad rural and slum areas) of “Seeing is Believing” has become very popular. These campaigns help to reduce backlog of cataract patients in these two locations.

4. Statistical information showing progress made during the reporting period.  

During   the reporting quarter a total number of 3247 patients were undergone surgery at Navalbhai and Hiraba eye hospital, An unit of Blind People Association, Bareja among which 2789 were undergone surgery for cataract the leading cause of blindness.

During the reporting period 341 outreach programs has been organized in remote locations of Gujarat where 14589 patients were provided treatment at their doorstep and among them 1213 patients were identified as cataract and 974 undergone surgeries at Bareja hospital.     

Vision center is running in regular Basis at Vatrak hospital, Kalol Noor Mahamadi Charitable hospital, Modasa Annpurana Trust, Bhiloda and Bavla, which provided treatment to 3129 patients for various eye problems.

 Cataract fellowship program started in the hospital of which 13 ophthalmologist been enrolled for a period of three month.

13 optometrist from Uttrakhand has been continuing their final internship at the   hospital.

Statistical report of Blind People’s Association-Bareja Hospital for the year – 2017-18

 (November- 2017 to January 2018)

Cataract                                                2789

AGS (Glaucoma)                                      42

Chelezion                                                  07

Keratoplasty                                              02

Posterior Capsular Opacity (PCO)          348

Ptryrisium                                                  56

Squint                                                       03

Total                                                 3247

 Your supports and cooperation motivate us to to add more activities in the project. Thank you very much for beliving in us. We look forward your support, guidance and motivation.

 

With Warm Regards

Poor Patient getting free treatment
Poor Patient getting free treatment
Vision Centre in action
Vision Centre in action
Eye camp
Eye camp
Eye camp
Eye camp
Eye Check up
Eye Check up
Getting ready for operation
Getting ready for operation

Attachments:
    Dec 11, 2017

    Children with Disabilities are in School

    Dear Donors, Well Wishers and Friends,

    Greetings from Blind People's Association!!

     

    I am very thankful to you for your wonderful supports, encouragement to running this project very effectively. This is the second quarter of the project. I am sure that you have received the progress report of the first quarter. I am ready with report of second quarter. 

     

    1. General Updates of the School:

    In the second quarter, the inclusive school has made very good progress in terms of providing education to the childrens. The children received transport facility, stationary, and meals in the school. There is no drop out of the students in the reoporting period. The teachers training program has been organized. New techniques for Mathematics, Science, and English was key theme area for the training. The school was closed down during the Diwali Vacation 19th October 2017 to 6th November 2017 as per the Government of Gujarat Notification. Then there was mid term examination in the school for the standard 1st to 8th Standard. All the students appeared in the exam. The results are awaiting. 

    2. Celebration of Festivals and Events.

    I wish to inform you that India has very diverse culture and traditions. The festivals are part of Indian culture and tradition. The school organized festivals and events to associate children with disabilities and non disabilities with the cutlure and tradition. In the curring reporting period, the Navarati and Diwali Celebration was organized in the school. The stundents from all standards celebrated the fesitvals, participated, and enjoyed the same. This was very good learing about own culture and festivals. 

    Teachers day was celebrated on 5th-Sept, Student became teachers. Student of 8th standard Balram became Principle and student of 7th standard Devkan became Vice-principle. All the student who became teachers  shared their experiences as student and they had discussed the problems.

     

    3. Participation in Khel Mahakumbh:

    The students of Inclusive Schools both disabled and non disabled children participated in the statewide sport competition organized by the Government of Gujarat. The disabled studnets participated, and won district level competition in try cycle running. They won awards of Rs 3,000/-. 

    4. Street Play on Voting Rights:

     As there is election in the state of Gujarat, District Collector has requested schools to participate in awareness generation program. The students of inclusive school have prepared a street play on voting rights. They performed the street in Kankariya fesitval, on 3rd December 2017 International Day for Persons with Disabilities. The theme was voting rights of persons with disabilities. The street play was so appealing and highly appericiated by the district administration. 

     

    Plan of Action: 

    1. Upgrading Drinking water facility in the school 

    2. Setting up Computer labs 

    3. Health Check up camp for all students

    4. Setting up Story book libraray

     
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