Educate 33 children with disabilities in Sri Lanka

by E.A.S.E. Foundation
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Educate 33 children with disabilities in Sri Lanka
Educate 33 children with disabilities in Sri Lanka
Educate 33 children with disabilities in Sri Lanka
Thesath loves writing practice
Thesath loves writing practice

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E.A.S.E. Foundation

Educating 33 Children     

We have so many beautiful stories about our student’s progress it is hard to choose just a few.  Young Tissa will be 5 years old. His parents were concerned that he might not be accepted to a mainstream classroom.  We are happy to announce that he has been accepted to a mainstream first grade from January 2020.     According to his Mom he aced the intake interview.  As a child with CP he has a few mobility issues although they too have improved. When he has to practice walking with his walker he pretends to be a car. He is a joyful mischievous five-year old with a great imagination.  Our education methods seek and nurture these aspects of a child’s personality while not neglecting his/her academic skills.  We are confident that he will be a leader in his new classroom.

 As we believe learning should be always fun, we try to make lessons fun.

 Young Thesath graduated from our program in to a mainstream classroom in a regular school now.

We address sensory issues through various exercises on balance beams, swings etc.  Ravi enjoys his time on a very especial swing. Since moving their bodies in a coordinated manner is hard for all our students, we have a dance class, we call it freestyle Bollywood dancing!

Recognizing our students need fun out of school as well as rigorous academics we are planning a trip to a safe beach. In the interest of nurturing family bonding we take the siblings along too. Where all of them will be able to enjoy, sun, sea and sand as well as good food!

Grateful thanks to Global Giving and the donors who help keep our unique cutting edge program afloat.  You are changing the world for the most vulnerable and marginalized children and their families. Thank you

Tissa enjoys learning about animals
Tissa enjoys learning about animals
Ravi enjoys time on a special swing
Ravi enjoys time on a special swing
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Our children at the Foundation are precious. And our goal is that they too have the oppertunities that all other children have. They are trained to go beyond the limitations that society, culture puts on them, and as a Foundation it is a privilege to see them enjoying life and having the understanding that they are not limited. We would like to report on the following

a. Computer Lessons through Volunteers

The children have not been limited to their daily schedule at the school. During the past few weeks they have had some exciting moments, especially learning Mathematics and English through the computer lessons that was conducted at the Foundation. They are overjoyed to do these lessons with the two young volunteers who visit the Foundation every Thursday to teach our dear friends on how they can  do  Mathematical problems easily through an application that  has been created.

b. Visit by GlobalGiving

Ms Uma Thiyagarajan, a representative of GlobalGiving  visited the E.A.S.E Foundation on July 16,2019. She was able to spend time with a few mothers and also the teachers of the school. During the meeting held for the parents she inquired from them on how the school has helped their children. Some parents with much emotion expressed how blessed they are to have a programe such as this conducted for their children who once were rejected, and treated as a burden to society and even the schools that they attended. However, through the acceptance and the love shown by the Management and the Teachers of E.A.S.E, now the children are much confident and they have improved in their interaction and have the ability to do things on their own. As parents they now have the confidence that their children are been equipped to face society with confidence and stability and they are thankful to all that the Foundation has rendered to their lives through the programme. Finally even though Ms Thiyagarajan was unable to understand the language that the parents spoke without interpretation, she concluded by saying “ I felt so overwhelmed seeing the parents and children, even though I did not speak/understand the language this indeed speaks about how great E.A.S.E is doing to help our children with better lives”.

  


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Meet Thesath

When he came to us at age 3 (2016 June), Thesath had about 10 words mostly nouns, ‘mother’, ‘father’, etc. He was
not functioning at an age-appropriate level. Working with his teacher one-on-one Thesath learns self-help skills, arts and crafts and does movement therapy. But most importantly at E.A.E. we believe in presuming competence and the vital importance of communication. This is why our primary goal is to give Thesath the knowledge and skills to attain age-appropriate communication and education. 

We are so proud to say that in January 2019, he entered a mainstream classroom (Grade 1) speaking at an age-appropriate level and well able to do the work his peers will do. His mother shared that he aced the intake interview at his new school.

Your contribution is vital to allow us to complete this life-changing work. 

We provide the following services free of charge: 

  • Age appropriate academics
  • Self-help skills
  • Vocational training
  • Trips, concerts and fun events
  • Fostering creativity with arts and crafts projects
  • Movement therapy through dance

In addition, we provide the following services to our families:

  • Building strong, knowledgeable parents
  • Promoting sibling bonding
  • Counselling for parents and students
  • Medical camps
  • Emergency relief
  • Sponsorship for travel and siblings education
  • Employment for mothers

Services to society

  • Workshops on ‘creating a world where we all belong’
  • Books on disability, autism and writings from our students to educate parents and professionals providing a unique insider view of disability
  • Trainings for teachers/community groups/ professionals and parents
  • Advocacy – poster campaigns, media engagement
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E.A.S.E. Foundation

Location: Battharamulla - Sri Lanka
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Project Leader:
Anoja Rajapatirana
Battharamulla, Sri Lanka
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