Monthly donations help provide transport to disabled students like Gyanda
Gyanda suffers from Cerebral Palsy. She has very severe spasticity at major joints of limbs. Her bilateral hands don't work. She is fully dependent for her mobility. She stays with her parents and moves using a wheelchair.
She studies in the Kiran village as they provide her with transport. The bus provided by Kiran has a ramp facility and so she can use it with a wheelchair. She studied till class 8 at the integrated school and went on to complete intermediate education through National Institute of Open School (NIOS).
Gyanda has now completed her Masters in Social Work (MSW) through IGNOU and is an active member of the social sector. This growth for Gyanda has been only made possible because of the transport provided.
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What the beneficiary gets
KIRAN aspires to empower differently able children and young adults in partnership with their parents, by providing a quality service to them without discrimination of caste, religion or financial circumstance. In order to the beneficiaries to avail there services, KIRAN provides free transport facility to all children.
Every year, more than 350 physically disabled children and young adults get special education and vocational training. KIRAN is situated outside varanasi where there is no proper public transport facility available. Most of the students come from a 30 km radius. The transport facility fetches them from their homes and drops them back.
Six Buses ply to transport children to school every working day. This facility can sometimes be the difference between illiteracy and education for a challenged child. This becomes the very reason for their self-reliance. Donate to this program so a challenged-child can get access to transportation to school.
5 October, 2021
Reaching to unreached during COVID pandemic
Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months
We have reached 250 beneficiaries with and without disabilities with dry ration, nutritional 7 hygiene kit support in the mentioned time period. 62 beneficiaries were supported making the DBM(Direct benefit transfer) to their respective bank account. This was a great support for them to fulfill their need during the Covid pandemic.
Challenges faced and next steps
Distribution of dry ration and hygiene kits at the doorstep of the beneficiaries was a challenge for the concerned staff as they had feared to go into the community and the families had also feared allowing people from outside to enter the community. An orientation and guideline workshop was organized for the concerned staff and a protocol was fixed for the distribution team and beneficiaries were also briefed over the phone for maintaining the distance and used masks at the time of distribution.
Stories from the ground
Impact story: Lucky is a child with cerebral palsy belonging to a lower-middle-class family. During the Covid-19 pandemic, his father, who used to work as a salesman in a shop, lost his job, leaving the family with dire problems to earn a living. The economic condition of the house was not such that the family could be maintained without any employment. In such a situation, Lucky's family, with the help of some of his affluent relatives, supported the family for a few days. In such a critical situation, our Kiran Society, distributed dry ration and hygiene kits to the families affected by this epidemic, especially the families of children with disabilities, and cash assistance was distributed to some very poor families. Through this, such families can arrange food for themselves in this critical time. Which proved to be a life saver for him.
23 March, 2021
Community involvement during the epidemic
From June to December last year, due to the Covid epidemic, all education-related institutions remained closed for children, but during this period, the Kiran Society gave information on measures to prevent the epidemic for needy children and their families, Some basic essential ingredients were also distributed for them, including nutritious food (gram, jaggery, mustard oil, soybean, lentils and others) and hygiene related materials (sanitary pads, soaps and masks). The program was carried out in collaboration with 12 grassroots civic organizations in a total of seven districts Varanasi, Mirzapur, Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Chandauli, Sonbhadra, and Chitrakoot. A total of 4796 disabled and poor families benefitted under this program. Workers related to Kiran Transport Services fully contributed to make this whole program a success.
5 July, 2020
Inclusion of one and all
Inclusion of one and all
KIRAN Integrated School is located in a village outside the city. This school is mostly attended by children from families with low economic background in the city or village. KIRAN arranges a better transport facility for these children keeping in mind their condition. KIRAN has arranged buses equipped with surveillance camera and GPS system to take care of the safety of the bus as well as children in an emergency. In the last quarter, KIRAN organised a musical program ‘Swar Yatra’ on 24th January and KIRAN Foundation Day on 27th January, in which our transport system contributed immensely to make the program successful.
22 July, 2019
KIRAN Society is a well known rehabilitation center for children & youth with disabilities. It has a school with “Inclusive Education” set up. We are also running a special school for moderate to severe children with disabilities. KIRAN is situated far from main city of Varanasi. We are getting school children from 50 villages surrounding KIRAN. Approximately, we are covering 20 kilometer in radius to fetch our school children with help of 07 school transport. We have a selection committee for new admission in the school and hostel. We are giving priority to differently able, girl, orphan and child belongs to below poverty line family. We are providing very high teacher and student ratio (1:20). Our teachers are specially trained to handle children with disabilities. Our school campus is fully accessible. We are also providing physical and occupational therapy according to need of individual child with disability. We are providing a comprehensive programme in with help of Multi- disciplinary team, a doctor, speech therapist, physical therapist etc. In result, we have zero dropout rates in our school. We have also established a computer lab for our school children. We are using specially design tool for secial children. We have a fixed day for extra co-curricular activities per week. As per their interest, they can take part in dance, drama, music, sports, gardening, art and craft etc. Quarterly, we are also organizing parents meeting with school teachers and hostel care takers. Our school children are getting good quality meal, milk and fruits on regular basis. Due to our regular transport facility, percentage of school attendance is very high.
Story from the field
Rajesh is a child with severe Muscular Dystrophy. His physical condition is very poor. In 2007-08, he joined us for physical rehabilitation through our Parents & Child Care Unit. Somehow, he was walking during that time. Our therapists tried to stabilize his physical condition through regular therapy. Same time, he got regular medication to maintain his muscles power. He got admission in our KIRAN Integrated school. He is getting education at KIRAN integrated school in class 9th. He is regular in his class. He is unable to write anything by his hand. He got 60% marks in his annual examination. He is continuing his education through National Institute of Open School. He likes to get involve all co-curricular activities. But due to his physical limitation, he can
t take part in it. Day by day his physical condition is deteriorating. His chest congestion is increasing day by day. During cold season, he got lots of problems in breathing. He is getting regular physical and breathing exercise. He is using his wheelchair for mobility purpose. He cant propel his wheelchair by himself. Somehow, he is maintaining his breathing power. He is using modified wheelchair. It helps him to maintain his physical condition. He is fully dependent on his parents. They are carrying a lot. He has also taken part in one week residential summer camp which has given an opportunity to learn many new things during it. He is getting good quality food, milk, fruits on regular basis. He is also getting other necessary teaching-learning materials at KIRAN. His parents are motivated to continue his schooling. They also give proper time for his therapy. He uses the school bus as a means of transport to school.
|What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?||309|
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||309|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Varanasi|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||4518500|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||4527338|
30 October, 2018
Kiran Society's Update
KIRAN inclusive school offers education service to differently able children and children of marginalized communities. KIRAN has hostel facilities for the students who come from far off villages while for the students of Varanasi and nearby village KIRAN provides transport service. No fee is taken from the children for transport service. KIRAN has a fleet of 6 buses which are being used for the transportation, one bus is modified to help children with wheelchair to board and de-board easily. Transport staff of KIRAN is trained to care differently abled children while traveling. Transport service is being provided regularly.
Story from the field
Amreshwar is a male child with hearing impairment. He belongs to a family with very poor economic background. Amreshwar has three brothers and two sisters. His father is a single parent who works as a mechanic. One brother of Amreshwar is severely sick and needs medical treatment on a regular basis. He is also a student at KIRAN.
Amreshwar joined KIRAN in 2013, when he was five years old. In the beginning, he was a very shy introvert. He had major problems in following classes and focussing on studies. A major change in Amreshwar's life occurred in 2017, when he got a cochlea implant.
He lives in Varanasi, therefore he uses the transport services. With the transport service, he is able to come to school on a regular basis. This is also helpful for his father, since he can go to work peacefully without worrying about Amreshwar would reach school. He has problems with concentrating in class due to which he struggles in academics. However since he comes school on regular basis, it has helped him in making slow but gradual progress. Major positive changes has occurred in Amreshwar. His behaviour has changed over the time, he was very passive and introvert now he participates actively on the playground and in the classes.
|Expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19||245|
|Number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program this year||240|