Dec 31, 2019

RASA AADHARAN Centre at Bengaluru

Aadharan products
Aadharan products

RASA AADHARAN   a branch of RASA , Chennai was opened in Bengaluru in 2014..  Mrs Rupa Hemanth heads the centre and it was started when the need was felt to have a place  to cater to the population in the city.. 

RASA AADHARAN now has about  30 children and adults with special needs.

 Outlined briefly in the words of its centre head , the daily routine at the  centre 

The centre starts with the Prayer . This is  followed by either yoga or movement activity.

Music session - where either instruments /vocal or improvised instruments like plate, tumbler etc., are used according to the needs of the child. Music is used as a tool  to achieve the goals set for the individual with special needs.

Drama session - where emphasis is given on the speech,  situations, characters etc. These are used as tools to facilitate understanding of concepts.

Dance session - Coordination of body parts  along with the expressions to facilitate expression of feelings and co ordination .

Story telling – Here, the child is taught to speak with links like in stories to give a clear picture. He/she also learns the epics, morals and different expressions like navarasas, so this will help  the child to express what he/she feels and also learn , assimilate.   

Drawing and Arts & Crafts – During this time,  children will get to cut, paste, draw in thematic manner with proper attempt to understand the size, measurements and colour combinations

Here are two of their success stories:

Pavani* is an adult with mental challenges and with associated physical issues, never co -operated in any activity, Now she recites action poems, for example she sings the songs" Bits of paper and picks up all the trash and pours it into the dustbin":…….Her mother also reports that she is much more co operative at home in activities of daily living. 

 

Vikram * an adult with Down s syndrome had several behavioural issues never used to talk to anybody, was very low on confidence, never used to co –operate with teachers in the sessions. Today he loves to be with his friends, helps his juniors. He volunteers in helping feed his friend Ashwin his lunch, takes leadership in bringing all his friends in a line while exercising and reports when in trouble to tackle things.

RASA AADHARAN continues its work five days a week in aid of people with special needs using the tools of Indian Theatre Arts.

* Names of individuals have been changed to protect identity.

Natya music and movement
Natya music and movement
Move like birds each with a different colour
Move like birds each with a different colour
Art work progresses as products
Art work progresses as products
story time
story time
Nov 27, 2019

RASA AADHARAN - Centre at Bengaluru

Art and Craft
Art and Craft

RASA AADHARAN   a branch of RASA , Chennai was opened in Bengaluru in 2014..  Mrs Rupa Hemanth heads the centre and it was started when the need was felt to have a place  to cater to the population in the city.. 

RASA AADHARAN now has about  30 children and adults with special needs.

 Outlined briefly in the words of its centre head , the daily routine at the  centre 

The centre starts with the Prayer . This is  followed by either yoga or movement activity.

Music session - where either instruments /vocal or improvised instruments like plate, tumbler etc., are used according to the needs of the child. Music is used as a tool  to achieve the goals set for the individual with special needs.

Drama session - where emphasis is given on the speech,  situations, characters etc. These are used as tools to facilitate understanding of concepts.

Dance session - Coordination of body parts  along with the expressions to facilitate expression of feelings and co ordination .

Story telling – Here, the child is taught to speak with links like in stories to give a clear picture. He/she also learns the epics, morals and different expressions like navarasas, so this will help  the child to express what he/she feels and also learn , assimilate. 

Drawing and Arts & Crafts – During this time,  children will get to cut, paste, draw in thematic manner with proper attempt to understand the size, measurements and colour combinations

Here are two of their success stories:

Pavani* is an adult with mental challenges and with associated physical issues, never co -operated in any activity, now she recites action poems, for example she sings the songs" Bits of paper and picks up all the trash and pours it into the dustbin":…….Her mother also reports that she is much more co operative at home in activities of daily living. 

 

Vikram * an adult with Down s syndrome had several behavioural issues never used to talk to anybody, was very low on confidence, never used to co –operate with teachers in the sessions. Today he loves to be with his friends, helps his juniors. He volunteers in helping feed his friend Ashwin his lunch, takes leadership in bringing all his friends in a line while exercising and reports when in trouble to tackle things.

RASA AADHARAN continues its work five days a week in aid of people with special needs using the tools of Indian Theatre Arts.

 * Names of individuals have been changed to protect identity 

Movement Session
Movement Session
Movement with Props
Movement with Props
Circle time
Circle time
Drama session
Drama session
Aug 30, 2019

Getting ready for the 30 th year celebrations at RASA

Session at Spastic Society
Session at Spastic Society

Its been 30 years since Dr. Ambika Kameshwar started The Ramana Sunritya Aalaya Trust in 1989.

The organisation is committed to Holistic Education and Empowerment, using  the tools of Theatre for  Life skills training, Social Skills Training. for one and all.

  

From working with special schools in Chennai as a part of its outreach program,the organisation has now expanded to reach hundreds of people and children in India , special and otherwise.

Through the 30 years the organisation has maintained a policy of Honorary Services.

The organisation is gearing up to celebrate the oneness  through a series of events  through the year 

Starting with a grand inaugral function on 27th of september 2019. 

We will be releasing a coffeetable book which will cover The story of RASA   - the past 30 years. 

RASA has always beleived in promoting and nurutring talents . keeping in line  with that, there is  a cultural

event involving child prodigies and people with special needs. 

Please find below photos of Rasa over the years .

RASA s Day care centre
RASA s Day care centre
A session out in the open
A session out in the open
Class photo
Class photo
Vocational skill development
Vocational skill development
Outing t watch Movie Lion King
Outing t watch Movie Lion King
Movie outing Mandavallie Group
Movie outing Mandavallie Group

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