Aug 30, 2018

We are happy, you are with us!!!

Hello everyone, I am good.
Hello everyone, I am good.

 

I am very thankful to present our fifth report of the project - Rehabilitate 250 disabled children in India via GlobalGiving.

We have received $1748 in the last quarter through the excellent support of kind hearted people.

We have begun a new academic year on 15th June 2018 after one and a half months of summer holidays with lots of preparations, enthusiasm and hope. We are aware that we are dealing with intellectually & physically disabled children who are in need of our attention and care. On 20th June 2018 we opened a vocational training centre to train the disabled children in various skills in Anugraha campus, Khed, Ratnagiri. There are 237 students getting trained in four schools.

Special education is designed in a way that all the activities in the campus are part of the learning process, curriculum aims at independence in self-help skills, academic skill development, economic rehabilitation and mainstreaming. Class teachers plan out Individual Education Program (I.E.P.) for every child in which child’s current level is assessed and short term and long term goals are determined. Language alphabets, numbers, colors, good habits, basic concepts, good manners, reading and writing and general knowledge are taught. Special services like physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy etc. are given to the needy.

 

Some of the co-curricular activities conducted in this quarter

On July 2nd Jeevdan students were introduced to paddy cultivation that they understand significance of agriculture and eco-friendly life style. On June 17th students presented cultural programs on the occasion of 18th anniversary of Jeevdan special school. On 21st June International Yoga Day was celebrated. On August 15th all the schools invariably celebrated Independence Day. Festival of Raksha Bandhan too was celebrated in the school. Large number of nursing students, college students and others visited the school and celebrated with students.

 

We are happy to share with you few success stories

Ashwini (name changed) is a seven year old little girl with intellectual frailty and cerebral palsy affecting all four limbs amounting to 50 % disability. This girl child was admitted to Jeevdan Special School in 2017. Child was not able to get up, stand or move a step ahead without help at the time of admission. Her eye-hand co-ordination and fine motor functioning was very poor that she was not able to hold anything. After one year and two months of physiotherapy there is extraordinary progress in her gross and fine motor skills that she is able to get up, stand and walk independently and eat and drink with own hands. She studies in primary group. She has made remarkable advance in indicating her toilet needs and extended her duration of urine holding capacity from five minutes to one hour. Because of speech therapy she has improved her communication skills and tries to express her needs in simple words. She greets people and mixes well with peer group.

Ramesh (name changed) a 12 year old boy, was admitted to Jeevdan Special School in 2013. He was diagnosed with severe intellectual disability and autism (disability 80 %). Child did not develop speech and expressed his needs through gestures and sounds. Child found it difficult to mix with peer group and kept aloof or ran away from students and teachers. After four years of continued training, speech therapy and special education he improved very much. He has made significant improvement in self-help skills and is interested in music and dance. Parents are overwhelmed by the progress of the child.

We are very thankful to every one of you for helping us to help the children who need lots of care and attention. Thank you for taking this project as yours and travelling with us. Hope you will share about this project to your friends and expect they too will join us in future.

We expect many more like minded people to be part of this cause...

Slow and steady wins the race
Slow and steady wins the race
We improve step by step!!!
We improve step by step!!!
Music enriches...
Music enriches...
This centre imparts hope...
This centre imparts hope...
Towards empowerment of the disabled
Towards empowerment of the disabled
May 31, 2018

Thank you every one, We are one year old!!!

We love what we do
We love what we do

Hi,

I am very thankful to present our fourth report of the project - Rehabilitate 250 disabled children in India via GlobalGiving.

We have completed one year journeying with GlobalGiving and I am overwhelmed to say that you have made it possible!!! We have received $ 15251 from 115 donors and GlobalGiving raised $1356. We appreciate your love and compassion for the poor and marginalized.

I take this opportunity to thank each one of you because you all have been part of this beautiful and fruitful academic year. This quarter is marked with preparations, exams and results. Our students have successfully completed one more year in training. We have lot of reasons to smile because there are many success stories of improvement in every child.

  • Children improved in writing, reading, simple calculations, vocational training…
  • Children improved through speech therapy & physio therapy, Activities of Daily Living Skills (ADLS)…
  • Improved involvement of parents and their family members in rehabilitation process …

Each school conducted parents’ meeting before sending the students for vacation and sensitized the parents to be aware of continuous training at home. Ok. This is about Institution Based Rehabilitation (IBR). Now let me tell you our work with the disabled in 38 villages through Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) program. I shall share some success stories…

Priyanka (name changed), a young beautiful girl affected by polio, was unable to walk and stand on her own. Priyanka had her schooling up to class IX when she lost her mother. She could not continue her education after her mother’s death. Left alone at home she had nobody to support her and bring her out to enjoy her wonderful world. But her life changed again for better when she was given a wheel chair. Now she moves around by her own. She smiles when she sits on the wheel chair and the joy could be seen on her face and in her eyes.

Suhel (name changed), now nine years old was born with disability. He could crawl using his hands and legs. His grant mother used to carry him to school but he was not accepted by his friends in the school. Our field staff found him lying on the floor helplessly and was selected for corrective surgery on his leg. Now he can stand, walk and run like his friends with the help of walker. He goes to school without being assisted and nobody teases him for being disabled. He feels proud.

Let me tell you a story of a woman who became empowered through our skill development program…

Samina (name changed) belongs to very poor family who struggled a lot to fulfill her basic needs. She took admission for fashion designing course and after four months of training she started stitching clothes for her family members and villagers. She became famous in the village with her skills. Grampanchayat appointed her as a trainer and she earns Rs. 9000/- per month. Currently minimum 50 women are taking training under her guidance. Her life has totally changed and she is happy and busy now.

I am happy to invite you for the opening ofVocational Center for Disabled Youth in India” which I mentioned earlier on 20th June 2018.

We have one more recurring donor to help us. We thank you for remembering us and helping us with whatever you have. Your help is changing lives of many. We thank every one of you for being with us in this journey.

Continuous training yields result
Continuous training yields result
I am happy because of you
I am happy because of you
We learn together
We learn together
Home based care
Home based care
Thank you!!!
Thank you!!!
Mar 5, 2018

Lets come together in the New Year!!!

Certification from GlobalGiving
Certification from GlobalGiving

 

Hi,

I am very thankful to present our third report of the project - Rehabilitate 250 disabled children in India via GlobalGiving.

Lot of things happened with our special children since last report in our special schools. Last three months were full of activities. Major activities were district level sports competitions and celebration of annual day. Jeevdan Special School secured Ist place in Sindhudurg district with 38 prizes and Anugraha Special School became 1st in Khed District with 21 prizes. Children did remarkably well on the occasion of annual day celebration. We also celebrated World Disability Day on December 2017 with much warmth and enthusiasm. There were rallies and various programs in all the schools. Children joyously celebrated Christmas and welcomed New Year.

Let me share you some stories of improvement…

Pragati (name changed) an eight year old girl child with cerebral palsy and moderate intellectual disability, was admitted to Jeevdan Special School on 23rd June 2017. Child was not able to walk independently. Her eye-hand co-ordination and fine motor functioning was very poor that she was not able to eat and drink properly. After eight months of physiotherapy there is notable progress in her gross and fine motor skills that she is able to walk independently and eat and drink properly. She studies in primary group. She has made remarkable advance in activities of daily living. Because of speech therapy she has improved her communication skills and is able to express her needs in meaningful and clear sentences. She mixes well with peer group and participated in soft ball throw in the district level competitions for children with intellectual disabilities.

Sneha (name changed), an eight year old girl child with Down syndrome, was admitted to Jeevdan Special School on 23rd June 2016. At present she studies in primary group. Child was finding it difficult to mix or speak with peer group. After one and a half years of speech therapy and special education she easily mixes with children, greets people and speaks in small sentences. She has made significant improvement in self-help skills. She is very much interested in music and dance. She participated in the annual day dance programs and in district level sports meet for children with intellectual disabilities. Parents are overwhelmed by the progress of the child.

So far we have raised $9943 since last June 2017 towards this project. We are very happy to tell you that GlobalGiving has acknowledged Sangli Mission Society with two badges like Top Ranked Organization and Vetted Organization. It is a good news that there are new donors coming in to support the special children. You know that we had a micro project named Vocational Center for Disabled Youth in India. We could raise $ 6178 towards it and construction of the centre is progressing well.

We have two recurring donors at present. We value you support very important and precious. Thank you very much for your interest and support for our project. Please feel free to visit our website www.sanglimissionsociety.org

Certification from GlobalGiving2
Certification from GlobalGiving2
Anugraha School Day 2018
Anugraha School Day 2018
World Disability Day Rally Dec. 3 2017
World Disability Day Rally Dec. 3 2017
Jeevdan School Day 2018
Jeevdan School Day 2018
Anugraha School Day 2018
Anugraha School Day 2018
Parents & local community Participation
Parents & local community Participation
Each one teach one
Each one teach one
 
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