Education  India Project #17887

QualityEducation Matters to the Most Vulnerable

by AAINA
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QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable
QualityEducation Matters to the  Most Vulnerable

13 year old Rama(Name changed), who has  multi-sensory impairment and was neither able to talk or stand on her own . Due to Glaucoma she couldn't see even and lost her eyes.Her life was like stood still at a point.It is said that when there is a will there is always a way. Rama can, now stand on her own and called her “Mother” as "BOU."

Rama  lived in a village called Sanamunduli located near the river bank of Mahanadi.She lost her father at a very young age and her mother was the only person to take the responsibility of both the sisters. And due to acute poverty it was difficult for a single mother to take care of Rama and to give her proper treatment.
Aaina took responsibility of Rama in 2016, after knowing about her from SSA Teachers. When we saw her for the first time her condition was miserable. She had fear for everything. Neither she could walk nor could she see. As she was unable to come to the State Learning Centre,so Aaina started giving her home based treatment under the guidance of expert trainers.
Her physiotherapy began with the preliminary treatment that included, making her able to speak basic vocabulary and teaching her to walk .
6years after our intervention, she was able to walk to steps out of her disability and was able to walk with minimum support using wall and railings or a support stick. She is also able to undertake her daily activities along with going to nearby places to get necessary things. She is able to use, limited but effective vocabulary skills.
Though she lost her eyes permanently but her life changed. Now living with fear for any obstacles in no more in her life. Now  pre vocational training is also given to her  to make her independent.


Now Rama can call her BOU(her mother) when she is hungry or needs something .She is  just 13  and  started uttering and understanding some words  but still there is A long way to go to make her own noise in the deep silence of her life / to create her own noise in the crowd.

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Suhana Bindhani (name changed) a resident of Baranga, Cuttack, Odisha, she is of 14years, with Hearing and Speech Impairment with Locomotor Disability.

During the ongoing pandemic where children face challenges for access to education but Suhana had opportunity to improve her education though virtual learning platform. The professionals from Aaina regularly provided educational support by using appropriate Teaching Learning Material (TLM) and unique technique for imparting education. She could complete her syllabus with the support of professional team of Aaina.

Suhana’s mother says, “I was scared since human interaction has become so limited to my daughter. But since Aaina team has started online classes, she has been engaged with a very capable team and I am relieved as well as happy to see her engaged”.

Our goal is to always transform her as a happy and self sustained person who can face any challenges as they come.

We would be grateful if you could spread the message among your near and dear one’s, also if you have any suggestions for us, we would love to hear from you.

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10 year old Surjit Singh (name changed), who has intellectual disability and speech problem, couldn’t cope up with anyone except his family members. Now he is desperate to come to the centre to meet with his peers and teachers.

Before Surjit came to Aaina he was not cooperating with people outside his family. He could not sit still for long periods of time and could not concentrate in doing specific tasks. He was not helping his mother in household work. He was not willing to play with his peer groups. He was unable to do the day to day activities that were expected of him.

He joined Aaina on 15th March 2018 and after regular intervention and therapy, he now cooperates with his teachers and parents and he is also able to perform his activities of daily living. He can identify vegetables, fruits, colors and letter A-Z, His socializing skills have improved. He is also getting along with well with his peers. His speaking skills have also improved. He can now say MAA (meanig mother), BABA (meanig father), BHAI (meanig brother), BYE, etc. He even helps his mother with household chores.

Swati Singh (name changed), Surjit's mother says, “I am happy with the development of Gul ( his nick name). Now I can visualize him carrying out his activities independently. I thank the Aaina team for helping him in this journey.”

Our goal is to make him an independent individual who can cope with daily life without any hindrance.

We would be greatful if you could spread the message among your near and dear one's, also if  you have any  suggestions for us, we would love to hear from you.

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Soumya (Name changed), is a 17 year old girl with Down Syndrome, Visual and Hearing Impairment. Since 2017 she has been given support from Aaina.

Pandemic has changed the lives of people, so did it happened with Soumya. Closure of centre, social distancing, confined to home was a real struggle for her, which created hindrances in her physical and emotional development.

After couple of months, Aaina thought to go for online learning platform which proved to be favorable for Soumya. With her studies she is also able to develop her creative skills through online classes like diya making, drawing, embroidery, colouring, chocolate making.

Our goal is to exploit her true potential. She is gifted with her remarkable ability of painting and making crafts. With our sessions and interaction through online, she gets more time to focus on her creativity skills.

Our next phase of intervention is to engage her in vocational skills like diya making, chocolate making, etc which will help her to be self independent and which can be her source of income.

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Corona virus disease (COVID-19) is a newly discovered infectious disease caused by a virus named "corona virus." The lockdown due to COVID 19 has largely affected the lives of at least 1.5 billion students and their families due to school closure. This shift in education from traditional classroom learning to virtual based learning might be one of the largest educational experiments to date. However, this measure does not address educational discontinuity and disruption for all the students, reducing the opportunities for many of the most vulnerable children, youth, and adults – those living in poor or rural areas, girls, migrant workers, children with disabilities and forcibly displaced persons – to continue their learning. Among them children were stuck at home with no outdoor activities or exposure which has badly affected their psychological and cognitive development and children with disabilities are the worst sufferer.

To address these issues, various steps has been taken by the special educators and therapist to reach out the children with disabilities by physiotherapy services, speech therapy,pre-vocational training, home based management and parents counseling by SPARSH care center of Aaina in Bhubaneswar. Due to pandemic situation children and parents are not able visit the centre physically. So to provide need based service online based learning is planned for these students so as to prevent disruption in their learning. In this special classes are conducted for both the children and parents to continue home based education and to engage the child in different co curricular activities and fun games. In addition to this, children’s are also engaged in making creative art with the support of the parents by providing with required materials at their doorstep with various precautionary measures to prevent covid-19.

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Location: Bhubaneswar, Orissa - India
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Sneha Mishra
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Sneha Mishra
Bhubaneswar, Orissa India

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