We started the computer class initiative at AFA 's Ananda residential centre for the kids in surrounding villages . The purpose is to enable them to be computer literate and gain skills that will help them in studies and later employment.
Though we expected a small bunch , we have received more than 40 kids already. The kids are energetic lot , keen to learn new things. For example Khushboo ( in Picture) has computer class in her school, however so far she has only been taught to switch the computer on and off. Here she is eager to try her hand at Paint, word processing. Her smile tells us that she already loves the place. We feel that a digitally literate youth will have access to several services now online. More importantly it will open the doors to knowledge.
As we have only few computers, the kids are divided into two batches over Saturday and Sunday. Still only 6 children can use computers at a time, others switch to theory classes. With your help we have added couple of more computers, and looking for support for more machines and teacher volunteers .
We are sure that You the donors will enable us to expand the infrastructure to effectively train the kids like Khushboo that have high hopes. Will keep you posted.
Sincerely yours and thanks again for your support.
Kids having hands-on experience at computers
Dec 27, 2016
Update on our Group homes for persons with Autism
By Gopal Kale - Project Leader
Young grown-ups are happy at the AFA X-Mas party
Action for Autism (AFA) has launched a project ANANDA: Group Homes providing a structured environment and predictable routines. This approach is internationally identified as the most suitable for adults with autism.
Ananda is to be a first of its kind residence-cum-rehabilitation complex for persons with Autism, providing the best practices from across the globe modified to suit local conditions. The group homes will provide for up to 200 residents.
We are happy to share with you the progress on this project. The progress so far has been possible because of Your support .
Education Center and the Therapy & Counseling Center located in front of the campus are ready in all but minor aspects.
Recreation centre and Cafetetia (Annexe to the Inclusive education centre) is complete and ready for use.
Next to come up are the ten residential cottages and vocational centre.
We are thankful to our kind supporters and donors that make it happen.