Apr 15, 2016

Support to educate Children with Disability from APD

SIS child
SIS child

Dear Friends,

Greetings from the Association of People with Disability (APD).

I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for your continued support to The Association of People with Disability (APD). Your kind support has given shape to the lives of many Children with Disability. They cannot pay you back. They will pay it forward through their lives.

Once again this year I am participating as Care Champion Diamond from APD in the TCS World 10K Run in Bangalore on 15th May 2016 (Sunday). As Care Champion Diamond, my goal is to raise funds of Rs 10 Lakhs for educating 100 children with disability in SIS by providing mobility aids, midday meals and other educational materials. The minimum amount to sponsor one child is Rs 10,000/- for a year. Your contribution is valuable. 

 

Shradhanjali Integrated School (SIS) : One of our main program SIS founded in 1973, is a recognized primary school up to Class VII under the SSLC Board, with a capacity to educate 200 children. SIS focuses on activity-oriented learning, promoting sports, arts and crafts to ensure all-round development. As most students at SIS are children with disability from under privileged background, facilities like mid-day meals, books, uniforms, healthcare, rehabilitation, transportation and adapted learning techniques supplement their academic inputs.

 

The Association of People with Disability (APD - www.apd-india.org) is a non-profit organization founded in 1959 and based in Karnataka. We reach out and rehabilitate under privileged people with disabilities. APD’s aim is to create a inclusive society, where people with disabilities are accepted into the mainstream economy and social life. We achieve this through our three pillar programs i.e., Early Intervention, Education and Livelihood (therapy and mobility aids are integrated into these programs). APD is also a recognised Training Institute in the field of Disability by the Rehabilitation Council of India and offers programs for caregivers and on rehabilitation therapy for various stakeholders.

APD is registered under the societies act and employs over 250 employees, has a Professional Governing Board and manages an annual budget of Rs. 15 crores. In the past 56 years, cumulatively, our service has reached more than 5 lakh people with disability through our various programs. We are currently providing services to over 30,000 people with disability on an annual basis. This reach is a drop in the ocean considering there are over fifty million people with disability in India and one million in Karnataka state as per conservative estimates. The need is huge and our resources limited.

I therefore request you to join hands with me to meet this enormous challenge.

I take this opportunity to invite you to visit our campus in Bangalore and experience the joy of lending a hand to the differently abled.

Look forward to your reply.

Best wishes,

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Mar 1, 2016

Quarterly Education report of children with disability

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 GlobalGiving community for your generous support for educating the children with disability. The donation raised through GlobalGiving website helped us to provide mid-day meals, books, uniforms, healthcare, transportation, Hearing aids and special coaching supplement to children with disability. 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 203 children on roll, for the Academic Year 2015-2016. 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.  

Key Highlights for the month of  Decmber 2015 , January 2016 & February 2016.

 

December 2015

December was a very busy month at SIS. It started with various awareness programmes being organized on 1st December, World AIDS Day. These sessions were also conducted on 3rd March when the children celebrated Mother's Day by having several special cultural performances for their mothers. An Art camp was held on 9th and 10th March where 60 students participated and were trained in clay modeling and painting. 

A story telling competition was organized for children from Standard I to Standard VII on 11th March to help the children improve their communication skills.

Students from Standard I to Standard IV, had fun on 14th and 16th March when they were taken for an outing to Lumbini Gardens and the Aquarium. 6 teachers accompanied about 70 students for this exciting activity. On 15th March, 35 students along with 9 staff visited Omashrama for social work. The children donated clothes, blanket, and toiletries to the inmates of the Ashram.

 

On 21st December Evening, the children celebrated Christmas at SIS with various cultural programmes. A cozy bon fire at night added to the festive spirit.

 

A two day Teachers training programme was held on 22nd and 23rd December at Anandashrama on the current education scenario.  To round of the month, on  28th and 29th December, a training was conducted for the parents in Bijapur for the parents of hearing impaired children to create awareness about the use of sign language and hearing aids.

January 2016

The New Year started with a Dental Check-up for about 180 children by doctors from Dr. Ambedkar Dental College. "Sankrati" or the Harvest festival was celebrated on 14th January by  preparing a special dish called "Pongal" made of rice and lentils which is traditionally prepared during this festival and serving it to the children.

 

On 19th January a special session was organized on Community Therapy Aid and this was attended by 17 Parents. 20th was a special day for the children as the Annual Day was celebrated with much fanfare and 195 children participated in this Event which had a theme of "Colours"

February 2016

On 19th February Sports Day was held at the school with various events and prizes were distributed to the winners at the end of the programme. On 22nd and 23rd February,  a special session was organized on Community Therapy Aid and this was attended by 17 Parents. The father’s of the children from Nursery to Standard VII participated in various events and sports activities to celebrate Father's Day on 23rd February. Prizes were given to the winners. On 25th February, a Science Exhibition was held on the theme " Improvised Teaching Aids" to celebrate Science Day.


We need your help to spread the word! Please share this opportunity with your friends and contacts, especially those who are USA tax payers . Post a link to our project page on your Facebook page asking your friends to donate . For further details please feel free to write to me  shanigar@apd-india.org  or call me on  *Mob: +91- 9972450655*

Our sincere thanks to all of our Donors for their kind donations and love.  We shall submit to you more news in the next report.

Dec 2, 2015

Quarterly report of education for disabled children

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 GlobalGiving community for your generous support for educating the children with disability. The donation raised through GlobalGiving website helped us to provide mid-day meals, books, uniforms, healthcare, transportation, Hearing aids and special coaching supplement to children with disability. 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 203 children on roll, for the Academic Year 2015-2016. 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.  

Key Highlights for the month of  September 2015 , October 2015 & November 2015.

 

September 2015

 

On 1st September, a training on sign language, language building and maintenance of hearing aids was conducted for 25 parents of hearing impaired children.  Teacher's day was celebrated on 5th September by the students who organized various cultural programmes and honored the teachers. Ganesh Chaturthi was celebrated in the school with great fanfare and the Ganesha Idol was kept in the school from 14th to 16th September. Pooja was done and prasad was offered to the students.

 

October 2015

 

On 13th October, Summative assessment started for 198 students. The teachers organised a Chaat corner for the students as part of the Dussera celebrations on 21st October and the school closed for Dussera holidays on 22nd October 2015. 

 

November 2015

 

School re-opened on 2nd November and NDTV did some filming in the school as part of its coverage on inclusive education. On 3rd & 4th November, 15 children participated in a painting and dance competition organized by IRP in Basavanagudi. On 6th November, Karnataka Rajyotsava was celebrated with various cultural programmes being held. On 7th November, 10 children participated in a Painting competition that was organized by the Rotary Club. On the same day, 2 Teachers attended a training programme in RV College of Education on Awareness and Importance of Intervention in early years.


We need your help to spread the word! Please share this opportunity with your friends and contacts, especially those who are USA tax payers . Post a link to our project page on your Facebook page asking your friends to donate . For further details please feel free to write to me  shanigar@apd-india.org  or call me on  *Mob: +91- 9972450655*

Our sincere thanks to all of our Donors for their kind donations and love.  We shall submit to you more news in the next report.

 

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