Educate an underpriviliged child from a migrant community

Educate a child with learning challenges

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Daksh finally finds a school that helps him enjoy learning

Daksh is a 6 year old boy who suffers from Cerebral Palsy. This affects his movement and body posture and he has to use a wheelchair for his mobility.

His parents did not know how to cope with his special requirements. He was attending a local school but couldn't cope with his learning and activities.

His parents came to know about VISHWAS Vidyalaya. They learnt that the school was inclusive. This meant that Daksh would have a better learning environment.

Keeping in mind what was best for the child, they enrolled Daksh in the school. When he first joined VISHWAS Vidyalaya, he would weep all the time. He was very close to his father and found it difficult to cope without him. He was disinterested in any activity.

At the Vidyalaya, there is focus on holistic growth and development and the inclusive set up promotes participation in all activities. With proper care and guidance, Daksh has now bloomed into a chirpy and cheerful boy.

The attention he has received in the Vidyalaya has given him wings. He is now an extremely cheerful, enthusiastic and regular child who loves to participate in all activities.

He is now in 2nd grade. Despite difficulties in fine movement coordination, he attempts to write and draw.

This little champion has gone on to win the Gold in throwing ball through the ring contest, held on the school’s Annual Sports day.

Children like Daksh just need a little guidance and support to help them overcome their challenges and aspire for a better future.

Your help can make many more poor children with special needs like Daksh. You can donate so that they can get special care and education which can change their lives. You can give with confidence because every program listed is GIVEASSURED.

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VISHWAS Vidyalaya is a recognized Inclusive elementary school with students studying in Nursery to VIII.

The foundation of VISHWAS Vidyalaya is embedded in the belief that every child has a right to meaningful and quality education in a positive learning environment.

Donations to the program cover the cost of teachers for the Vidyalaya.

Most of the students in the Vidyalaya are first generation learners, coming from migrant communities marginalized by poverty and with little or no prior exposure to formal education. More than 15 percent of the students are children with disabilities.

The Vidyalaya aims for holistic and all-round development of its students through a well-balanced curriculum by using NCERT framework and draw from globally benchmarked standards.

Students belong to age-appropriate classes and at the same time are able to learn concepts according to their readiness levels, learning at their own pace. Barriers that hinder participation and learning are identified and addressed through various strategies.

There is exposure to digital technology. Educational trips are organized to make learning more meaningful. Every effort is made to provide a stimulating environment that includes a range of co-curricular activities such as sports, music, dance, arts and crafts and life skills

When you donate to the program, you help children get access to trained teachers for their education.

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VISHWAS - Vision For Health Welfare and Special Needs

The foundation of Vishwas Vidyalaya is embedded in the belief that every child has a right to meaningful and quality education in a positive learning environment. Their mission is to create a diverse and inclusive Society where every individual is ensured equal rights and opportunities in a dignified manner.

Vishwas was started in 2005 by Neelam Jolly in a government school in a village near Gurgaon. The idea of working with children with disabilities came with its own challenges. Vishwas was keen to reach the rural areas and hence regrouped in Gurgaon to implement and refine the ideas and concepts of inclusive practices. Equipped with new insight and understanding they returned to the villages to implement their practices.Neelam Jolly spearheads the programmes and mobilizes resources for the organization. Vishwas Vidyalaya is a recognized Elementary school with inclusive practices. They cover the entire block of Sohna under the Community Based programme. They have also come out with an 'Inclusion Kit' in collaboration with State Education Department.

The Vidyalaya serves close to 270 students. In 2016, VISHWAS-Bags of Hope was awarded the Rotary Vocational Excellence Award by the Rotary District 3011 of Rotary International Skill Development Amongst the Differently abled.

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Mental health | education

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Delhi

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2016: Rotary Vocational Excellence Award

2017: Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam Award

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23 May, 2019

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Program Update

VISHWAS Vidyalaya is a recognized Elementary School that follows Inclusive teaching practices. Currently, we have close to 300 children enrolled in the 5-14 age groups, of which over 90% belong to economically weaker section. 15% of them are children with special needs (CWSNs). VISHWAS aims to provide every child meaningful and quality education in an equitable and inclusive environment.

To provide holistic growth and development of the children, in addition to academics, various sporting events and extracurricular activities are conducted and these are inclusive to ensure participation of all students. Periodic exams are conducted to assess learning levels. Providing subject specific remedial classes based on their needs. Using audio visual aids and models. Upgrading Science lab and conducting practicals for adding to the interest and curiosity quotient. Use of tabs by grade VIII students for examinations.

To develop team and competitive spirit, age appropriate inter house activities like- lemonade making, best out of waste, spell bee, collage making, food without fire, tent making were conducted. Annual Sports day had a variety of individual and team events to ensure participation of each and every child Festival days of Rakhi, Independence, Diwali, were celebrated with great enthusiasm. Inter-class debates, art and craft, essay and painting competitions were conducted to discuss themes like gender equality, saving fuel and energy and recycling waste material. A walk to Promote Inclusiveness and Equality was conducted by our entire staff and students on World Disability day, which had participation of some corporate also. Our students participated in campaigns like- Save the Aravalli Biodiversity park and Say no to crackers to make them responsible citizens. Our team won the runner up prize in “Jet toy and Skimmer team challenge” conducted by AWIM-A World in Motion from amongst 44 participating schools of NCR

Story from the field

Neeru, a grade 7 student with cognitive impairment joined VISHWAS Vidyalaya in April 2018. She has 3 siblings, 2 sisters and a brother. Her mother is a homemaker and father’s an auto driver. When she joined school, it was difficult to understand her expressions due to unclear speech and broken sentences. With proper guidance and training, there is marked improvement in her. Now she loves to share anecdotes about school to her parents, talk about her classmates to teachers! She can recognize as well as count objects upto 20. She recognizes all her classmates by their names and also knows her family members names. She is extremely enthusiastic about participating in all the events and activities conducted in school. She is very cooperative and loves to help her friends. She played “Dafli” in a recent “Ganesh Vandana” performance by our students at an outside event. She took part in Rangoli contest for Diwali celebrations, which was a team activity. On annual sports day she took part in race. She also took part in collage, tent making and "food without fire"making activities. She enjoys coming to school and is very regular. Her parents are cooperative and supportive towards her education.

What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date298
Village/City/State where project is locatedSector 46, Arya Samaj Road, Gurugram-122002, Haryana
Total Budget for the project for FY18-198020000
Total Expenses for the project YTD4260000

28 February, 2018

Cultural, sports and therapy sessions conducted at Vishwas

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Vishwas Vidyalaya is a recognized Elementary School that follows Inclusive teaching practices. Currently, we have 294 children enrolled in the 5-14 age groups, of which over 91% belong to the economically weaker section.

A host of cultural and sports activities that help in building a strong character are conducted along with imparting life lessons.

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This year the students presented dance performances at NSD and Annual day celebrations of Genpact and Nikon

The under 17 inter-school football matches was the highlight of the annual Sports day had a variety of activities among which the most cherished were

All festivals were celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm followed by debates, essay and painting competitions, art and craft classes and recycling waste seminar.

Education visits were organized to Nehru Planetarium and the rail museum.

Movement therapy sessions were conducted to improve the children’s eye contact, concentration, and body composure.

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