Student relaxing after exam
Dear Donors, Friends and Well-wishers of The Association of People with Disability (APD).
Greetings from The Association of People with Disability (APD)!
Thanks to the donations of caring people like you, we are making steady progress in our mission to build an equal and just world for people with disability (PwD).
Last year, we could better the lives of 14,000+ people with disability and reach out to 39,000 stakeholders. The Early Intervention (EI) and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Rehabilitation were particularly effective. Nearly 52% of children with disability got enrolled in regular schools and Anganwadis while 1200 SCI-affected PwDs were rehabilitated, including the first batch of 10 women. Furthermore, the EI program was rolled out in 5 districts of North Karnataka. And 5 model schools were opened within existing schools to enable inclusive education.
The Association for People with Disability (APD) is a non-profit organisation based in Bangalore. APD runs the Shradhanjali Integrated School (SIS) since 1973 - that takes in young children with disabilities and transforms their lives. SIS gives wings to their dreams . SIS has transformed lives of many children & they have gone on to become successful doctors, IT professionals, engineers and most importantly - Confident and Independent citizens.
We are glad to submit to you the quarterly report of our Education Program for Children with Disability. Please find below few activities of SIS for the month of January, February and March ,2018.
International Day of Disabled Persons Celebrations:
The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was celebrated with great enthusiasm with a theme of “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”
The 2030 Agenda society for all, including in the context of disaster risk reduction and humanitarian action, and urban pledges to “leave no one behind”. Persons with disabilities, as both beneficiaries and agents of change, can fast track the process towards inclusive and sustainable development and promote resilient development. Governments, persons with disabilities and their representative organisations, academic institutions and the private sector need to work as a “team” to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) . 200 students, staffs and parents took part in this event. It was conducted at freedom park. Students enjoyed singing, dancing and playing games also .
Talent Exam and Quiz competition:
Talent Unnati Exam (English and EVS) was conducted from I to VII Std, around 33 Students wrote Eng Talent Exam and 22 Students wrote Social Talent Exam,. Students were very much interested to write the exam on 15th and 16th of December . Group wise Quiz competition was conducted and students also took part actively and learnt more things on 30th December.
Indian Festivals :
- Secret Santa : APD organised an event for 300 children with disability and their parents Christmas tree celebration. It was conducted by IVAN EX MLA KPCC and Frank and our students took part in singing songs and dance. All the children dressed well and participated in the events . Chocklates , cakes and gifts were distributed by volunteers dressed as Santa. It was a Fun filled day for children as they performed dance, drama and play related to Christmas.
- Makarashankranthi (Pongal) was celebrated on 13th January by our children they enjoyed with sugar cane, sweet pongal and sugarcane juice. Maha Shivaratri is a festival also known as Great Night of Shiva and Shivaratri celebrating the Lord Shiva god.
General awareness for children :
Awareness was given to children about the shops, supermarkets and mall. Visited Orion Mall and fire station, demo was shown to children how to put off the fire by fireman. Children enjoyed eating snacks in the mall.
Annual Day Celebrations on 24th January.
Annual Day forms an integral part of our school activities. It is an occasion of celebration, felicitation, feast and festivity when students present not only their wonderful performances but also receive honours for their curricular and co-curricular achievements.
The Annual Day 2018 was woven around the theme ‘Folk and culture of Our state Karnataka’ . Students took part very actively in all the activates, skit, dance and the great proud is , for the first time in annual day programme anchoring was done by our own students itself. It was our 45th Annual day. The chief guest gave away prizes to all the winners.
Republic Day celebrated with enthusiasm
Republic Day was celebrated by the staff and students of APD. School Principal welcomed the chief guest, invitees and parents . APD CEO Ms Christy hoisted the national flag and spoke to the gathering about the sanctity of the occasion . She said on the occasion that students should be brave and face all the challenges with courage. She asked all the students to be responsible so that they can perform their role as good citizens.
School principal threw light on various tasks to be undertaken by the present students who are the future citizens of the country. Cultural activities were held and the gathering was treated with some spectacular musical feats. March past and speech was done by our children and we ended up with National Anthem and distributed sweets.
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Our sincere thanks to all our donors for their kind donations and love. We shall submit to you more news in the next report.
Sr. Manager, APD
Child painting a natural scenary
Mobility aids and wheelchair distribution