Sep 15, 2015

Quarterly report of education

Face painting
Face painting

 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  June 2015 , July 2015 & August 2015.

June 2015

The school re-opened on 1st June 2015 after summer vacation and there were 56 new students who joined the school. Environment day was celebrated on 5th June by the students who organized skits had a slogan writing competition and several other activities to bring about awareness. On 12th June, a meeting was organised for the parents with the transportation team to discuss bus routes and any other transport related issues. 

With the start of the new academic year, elections had to be held to elect the new school and house leaders. A session was held on 23rd June to not only conduct the elections but also explain the election process to the children. This was followed on 25th June with a meeting regarding Therapy which was attended by 25 parents.

 July 2015

On 4th of July, a Mangalika Medical Camp was organised and 20 children were provided medical support. On 11th July an Essay writing Competition was held for the Children from Grade I to VII to improve their English writing skills.

A Mobility Aids Training was held on 23rd and 24th July for the Staff of the school to equip them to help the children better. On 24th July, an Eye camp was conducted by Vasan Eye Clinic and 120 children had a routine eye check-up. On 31st July, 31 children from the Nursery Class were taken for a visit to the Aquarium as part of their curriculum.

 August 2015

The Indian Independance Day celebrations started early with a Inter House Skit competition organised as part of the celebrations with a theme of "Freedom Fighters". This was followed on 7th August with a Rangoli competition with a theme of "National Symbols". On 13th August, 20 children participated in a  Sports  competition organised by a leading college in the city - Jyoti Nivas College and 6 of the children were able to excel and win prizes in the event. On 15th August, Indian Independence Day, various cultural performances were done by the children during a special event where Mr. Ganesh Reddy was the Chief guest. On 25th August, a Development Training programme was conducted which was attended by 25 parents.

 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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Jun 5, 2015

quarterly report of education 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 180 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 March to May 2015

March 2015

The month started with Father’s Day celebrations on 4th March with the children participating in various competitions. A special session was organized in conjunction with the Traffic Police Department to highlight and increase awareness about traffic safety rules and the importance of following the same.

On the 7th of March, 13 children from Standard VI had an exhilarating experience when they had an opportunity to participate in Parachute Gliding at R T Nagar in Bangalore. The Summative Assessment for children from Nursery to Standard VII began on 25th March.

April 2015

April started on a fun note with 49 children along with 10 staff and 7 parents going to GRS Amusement Park in nearby Mysore. It was a fun day for them and they had a memorable day out. On 7th April, a Farewell was organized for the 17 children of Standard VII who were passing out. This event was organized by the staff and the children from Standard VI. Prathiba Day was organized on 10th April where the outstanding students were honored after the results were announced, for the students from Nursery to Standard VII. This was also the last day before the handling Hearing Impaired children better.

On 22nd May, Dr. Sridhar a Counsellor, held a Child Psychology Training for 18 teachers. On 27th May, 23 teachers attended a Teaching Skills Training by Dr. Bhaskar followed by Classroom Management Training by Dr. Sridhar. This was followed on 28th May by a Training Session by the Principal, Mrs. Padma on Lesson Planning and developing IEPs.

school closed for summer vacation.

May 2015

On May 18th, the school re-opened for the teachers so they could undergo various training sessions and get prepared for the new academic year. On 21st and 23rd May, 17 teachers underwent a Language Development Training conducted by the Deputy Director Ms. Usha for

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.

Mar 3, 2015

Quarterly report of Education

Annual Day
Annual Day

 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 180 children on roll, for the Academic Year 2012-2013. 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  November 2014 , Decmber2014 & January 2015.

November 2014

The month kick-started with the Karnataka Rajyotsava celebrations, on 7th November where the children participated in various cultural activities to celebrate the spirit of Karnataka. On 11th November, a meeting was organized for the parents of children from Nursery to Standard VII to discuss the academic progress of the children as well as the safety measures required.  A Dental check-up was organized for 184 students on 12th November in association with Vasan Dental Care. Children’s Day was celebrated on 14th November with great fanfare. Teachers entertained the children through various cultural programmes and the children had fun participating in the various games that were organized.  Gifts and sweets were given to the children as part of the Celebration. On 19th November, the Sports day for the Nursery and Preparatory Children was held with great enthusiasm and spirit shown by the children was commendable. There were various external visits that were done to expose the children to the outside environment. On 20th November, the 20 children who study in IVth Standard were taken to IDBI Bank and were explained the basics of what happens in a bank. On the same day, 28 children from the Nursery were taken to the post office and learnt what happens in a post office. They were also thrilled that they were able to post letters to their parents there. On 21st November,  20 students from Preparatory were taken to the APD Horticulture Department in Jeevanbhimanagar to see the plant fair that was organized there. 10 Children from SIS participated in an Art Competition that was held by an external body and 4 of the children won in the categories they participated in.

 

December 2014

The month started with an awareness programme organized about AIDS on 1st December – World AIDS Day. A rally was also organized by the students to the various departments of APD. There was a focus on health in the beginning of the month and 182 children went for an Eye check-up organized by Vasan Eye Care. On 8th and 15th December, an audiology test was conducted for 45 students and hearing aids were provided as required.  On 10th December, a general check-up was organized by Ambedkar Medical College for 50 students. After these check-ups, the children were given the necessary further follow-up and treatment.

 5 students also participated in an Art Competition organized by the Karnataka State Federation of Deaf and the winner was a child from SIS. On 9th and 10th December, 25 parents were taken to Seventh Day Adventist Kollegal for an exposure visit where a 2 day programme of interaction, therapy sessions and activities were conducted.

There were 2 sessions on therapy training organized during the month – one was held on 16th December for 5 parents of Spina bifida students to explain how they can help their children with their daily activities. One was held on 22nd December for the parents of children with cerebral palsy to explain how they can help their children with their daily activities. 18th December was a special day for the children as Mother’s Day was celebrated by the Nursery and Preparatory Class children. A special awareness session on nutrition was held as part of the celebrations. On 23rd December, it was Christmas celebrations at SIS with a lot of dance and music in keeping with the spirit of the season, and the children were overjoyed to receive gifts of their choice before the celebration ended.

January 2015

 School re-opened on 5th January after the Christmas vacation. 5th to 10th January was observed as Road Safety Week and the focus was on making the children aware of the rules and regulations to be followed on the road. It was celebration time again on 14th January, which was ‘Pongal’ or the Harvest festival in South India. The students were taught about the significance of this festival and a traditional dish called ‘Pongal’ which is made from rice and lentils which is made on this day was prepared and given to the children. On 19th January, 27 students were taken to Vasan Eye Care for follow-up treatment. The children had been practising with a lot of enthusiasm and effort for their Annual Day programme that was held on 24th January. 170 students participated in this grand celebration which was based on a Theme of Festivals of India. The dedication of the teachers and the efforts of the students really made sure that this was a memorable day for the children.

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.

Dnace performance by children
Dnace performance by children
Dance performance
Dance performance
Drama about Christmas
Drama about Christmas
Dance by Master Paul - 7 std student
Dance by Master Paul - 7 std student
 
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