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 educate 36 children in SIS. All these children were provided with mid-day meals, books, uniforms, healthcare, transportation, Hearing aids and special coaching supplement. 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 January to June to August 2014.
School reopened on the 2nd after the summer vacation. The 5th was Environment Day, so the children took part in a celebration. This was to create awareness in the students on the importance of protecting the environment. An advocacy meeting for the parents took place on the 9th. 44 parents attended the meeting and were informed of government schemes for disabled children. 52 parents were informed of the bus routes on the 13th at a transport meeting. A therapy meeting was held on the 18th to train 25 parents to be able to do therapy with their children at home. On the 20th, 15 students participated in various events to win medals.
On the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of July a talent show was held for all the children at SIS. Classes I to IV were able to show their talents on 2nd, classes V to VII had their turn on 3rd and finally the Nursery children could exhibit their talents on the 4th. 45 students and 3 staff from classes I and II went on a class trip to Cubbon Park as part of their curriculum on 10th. The 18th saw 182 students getting a full dental check up and required treatment. The next day, TATA Edge held a refresher training programme for 12 of the teachers. This was for them to learn how to use the interactive whiteboard from Mrs. Mrigya. A therapy training course was held on the 21st. 25 parents of CP students were given therapy training to aid them in helping CP students with daily activities. The 23rd had many events. The first was a therapy training course for 16 parents to teach them how to use aids in daily activities. The second was a class trip for children from classes III and IV. In total, 34 students and 3 staff members went to Lalbagh as part of their curriculum. Finally, Dr Jayanth completed a general check up for students who were identified for surgery. An interhouse skit competition was held on 25th for the children to showcase their talents. Green house won 1st prize.
Formative assessments for classes I to VII began on the 11th. 7 parents were given a community aid therapy course on 13th to teach them how to use the aids in daily activities. The 15th was Independence Day, so celebrations were held in the school. The flag was hoisted by Mrs. Usha and Mr. Hiremath. There were many programmes which were organized by SIS students as well as students from the ITC. Lalbagh held a flower show the following day, so SIS organized a trip there for 38 students from classes VI and VII. On the 18th and 19th, Nursery children were taken to the Fire Station. 49 children attended. Staff training was happening between the 18th and the 21st. 6 teachers attended a subject specific Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation ( CCE) training course organized by the Government of Karnataka. The aim was to implement CCE in schools.
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Exposure Visit to Fire Station
Independence Day celebration
Visit to Botanical Garden Lalbaugh