Project #2382

Breaking Barriers for the Visually Impaired

by Ann Foundation Inc
Sep 18, 2011

Updates from the field - Ann Foundation

Students of IELC School, Vellore, India
Students of IELC School, Vellore, India


Our  ESL educator Deepa visited  IELC school and here is her testimonial.

My experience at the school was simply great. The students came to me on their own and initiated conversation in English. The difference between the students who have had the conversational English classes and those who haven't is evident. 
More than anything, these classes have given students the confidence to want to speak English on their own. In fact, two students, Anbu and Sandini, have chosen English literature for their undergraduate degree because of the confidence they have gained from the conversational English classes. 
The students are very friendly, respectful and eager to learn. Despite their disabilities, they are working hard to learn a trade. The students gave me a tour of  their weaving and envelope-making blocks. 
In contrast to the increasing arrogance and boredom we see in a lot of young people these days, these students are a happy, humble and respectful lot.
The teachers are also very friendly and co-operative, inspiring their students to perform their best. 

Deepa Padmanabhan
ESL Volunteer
Ann Foundation
Students attending the class
Students attending the class

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Ann Foundation Inc

Location: Roslyn, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Ann Moideen
Founder & CEO
NY, NY United States

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