Sankalp Day Care Centre, Kanpur 2013-2014 renewal Background • Caters to children with special needs (autism, mental retardation, speech & language issues, behavioral problems, learning disabilities) • Project’s goal is with targeted attention and therapy, these kids can be nurtured to eventually become self-sufficient (Individual progress plans, 5-7 children per teacher, Physio/speech/behavioral therapy) • Supported by Asha-SV since Fall 2009 • Asha Stars project: Like any other Asha-SV project except the funds sent are only those that have been directly donated to the project) • 80G income tax registration in India but no FCRA yet • Asha Kanpur oversees the project (funds are sent to them, they disburse it and review funds utilization); they also try to raise funds locally Current statistics • Students - 47 • Staff - 7 teachers for classes - 1 craft and dance teacher - 1 computer trainer (part time) - 1 speech assistant, 1 (visiting) speech therapist - 1 psychologist (visiting 5 days a week) - 2 physiotherapists (visiting 5 days a week) - 1 occupational therapist (visiting 5 days a week) - 1 office attendant - 2 aya and 1 male attendant • 1 hired van and 2 hired autorickshaws for the transport of the children. School building Very small “classes” Per abilities of child Individual attention as needed Activities like shape recognition/matching, color recognition as appropriate Helping others Computer knowledge Speech therapy Physiotherapy Occupational therapy Students progress summary • Our children have steadily shown improvement in their performances in all areas of development. – We have enrolled 6 of our children for taking LEVEL “A” exam (equivalent to grade 3) conducted by NIOS(national institute for open schooling). – The best thing visible during the past year was that most of the children are taking interest in various activities. – During the past year, we tried to give freedom to our children to decide whether they wanted to do a certain activity or not. We found out that this has created a sense of responsibility in the children along with an increased satisfaction level. – All children are now routinely participating in outdoor activities and games. A trainer from local chapter of special olympics is now coming once a week to train teachers and children. This physical activity has improved the alertness level of children in classroom. – In some children, the improvement was not as significant due to various problems like severe base line condition of the child, repeated medical illnesses, irregular timings at school, inadequate and/or improper inputs at home due to various types of limitations faced by parents. • See Case Studies document/ppt. Students activities • Sports – Our children took part in all 3 inter-school events organized by local chapter of special olympics as well as the yearly inter-school games organized by Rotary club and won many prizes. • Cultural – As always, we celebrated all the festivals throughout the year with simple necessary rituals to make the children aware of our customs. – Our 5th annual day was celebrated in April, 2012 and the children presented a wonderful cultural show. People said that their performance was almost equivalent to the performances of primary sections of normal schools. • Art and craft – Our annual craft exhibition and sale was held in November ’12 and the handicraft items made by the children were appreciated by all. – With aid from Lions Club, our centre organized an inter-school drawing and colouring competition in December ‘12 in which, 105 children participated. Public awareness 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Our organization hosted Regional Parent’s Meet (north India) of PARIVAAR, the national confederation of parent’s association in august ‘12. There were about 125 participants which included parents of special children and their caregivers. Of this, around 30 participants were from smaller districts surrounding Kanpur. Participated in disability assessment and supportive aid distribution camp organized by IMA, Kanpur and ALIMCO, Kanpur in December ‘12. Organized a presentation for parents regarding the facilities provided by the Government for special children by members of Local Legislative Council of National Trust for welfare of children with developmental delays. Organized visits of children from St. Mary’s convent school, DPS Kalyanpur and Sheiling House school to sensitize them towards our special children. Organized a lecture followed by one to one interaction with special children for B.Ed students from DGPG college, Kanpur and Home science students of CSA university, Kanpur. Parent’s education • In the Regional Parent’s Meet, we had series of lectures by speakers from Delhi, Kolkata and Lucknow on various topics of practical relevance of parents. The lectures included # “importance of early intervention in a child with developmental delays”, # “role of families in protecting rights of PwDDs” # “improving lives of PwDDs through formation of self help groups” # “support for transition from school to work” # “disability legislations” • In view of our observation that only few parents participated in group sessions as they were all from very different social strata, we stressed on one to one interaction with parents to educate them about their child’s problems. • We have also started weekly psychiatric consultation clinic at our centre by eminent child psychiatrist, Dr. Unnati Kumar for handling specific problems of children where he gives specific instructions to the parents and the teacher on how to handle the problem. Teacher’s training • Our teaching staff is largely unqualified. In past, we had recruited few teachers with degree in special education but we found out that the way they were handling the children was not good (it was observed that special education courses in UP are opted by students who could not succeed in any other field and so, what they were taught was not what they were delivering at work). So, we prefer unqualified teachers and train them slowly according to the literature available from National Institute for Mentally Handicapped, Secunderabad. • We are now holding weekly sessions for teachers where we discuss the problem they are encountering in handling the children or we orient the teachers on specific topics as per the need felt. Sheiling house kids visiting to tie Rakhi Christmas celebration Craft exhibition Craft exhibition Sankalp kid at Special Olympics Drawing competition Drawing competition Drawing competition Drawing competition Annual Day Annual Day Annual Day Annual Day Annual Day Annual Day Regional Parents Meet Regional Parents Meet Regional Parents Meet Lecture for parents on dealing with problems on spiritual level Budget for 2013-2014 MONTHLY BUDGET FOR THE YEAR APRIL 2013 TO MARCH 2014 ESTIMATED EXPENSESRENT FOR THE PREMISESCONVEYANCE EXPENSES- Rs. 10,000/Rs. 30,500/- (18,500/- for van, 7000/- for one autorickshaw and 5000/- for another autorickshaw) SALARY- TEACHERS (7) Rs. 18,400/COMPUTER TEACHER Rs. 2000/CRAFT TEACHERRs. 2500/COORDINATOR Rs. 2000/AYA (2) Rs. 4000/SWEEPER Rs. 2800/PSYCHOLOGISTRs. 4000/PHYSIOTHERAPISTRs. 7000/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST Rs. 12000/SPEECH THERAPISTRs. 2000/SPEECH ASSISTANTRs. 2500/MISCELLANEOUSRs. 1500/TOTAL MONTHLY EXPENSES Rs. 1,01,200/- RECIEPT FROM CHILDREN (FEES +CONVEYANCE)- Rs. 40,450/FIXED PRIVATE DONATIONS- Rs. 13,000/TOTAL RECIEPTRs.53,450/NET DEFICIT- Rs. 47,750/- per month (which comes to Rs. 5,73,000/- for 12 months.) Expenses in 2011-2012 (accounts for FY 2012-2013 are yet to be made) • Total (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) • • • expenses incurred during 1st april, 2011 to 31st march,2012 Salary : 5,09,850/Conveyances : 3,29,800/Rent : 1,20,000/Celebrations and functions : 6,210/Repair and maintenance : 4,570/Stationary and craft : 4,459/Miscellaneous : 12,010/Total expenditure : 9,86,899/- Total amount received from children as fees and conveyance chargesRs. 4,57,700/Difference: Rs.5,29,199/Asha SV approved 3,71,400 & sent $7,081 2011-2012 budget MONTHLY BUDGET FOR THE YEAR APRIL 2011 TO MARCH 2012 ESTIMATED EXPENSESRENT FOR THE PREMISES10,000/CONVEYANCE EXPENSES25,000/SALARY- TEACHERS- Rs. 18,900/2 HELPERS + 1 SWEEPER5,000/PSYCHOLOGIST- Rs. 4,000/PHYSIOTHERAPIST- Rs. 6,000/SPEECH THERAPIST- Rs. 2,000/SPEECH ASSISTANT- Rs. 2,300/MISCELLANEOUS- Rs. 1,000/TOTAL MONTHLY EXPENSES Rs.74,200/- (7 for classes, 1 for afternoon session) RECIEPT FROM CHILDREN (FEES +CONVEYANCE)- Rs. 38,750/FIXED PRIVATE DONATIONSRs. 4,500/TOTAL RECIEPTRs.43,250/NET DEFICITRs.30,950/• April 2011 – March 2012 (12 months) Rs.3,71,400/- Misc updates • We have submitted a proposal to Kanpur Nagar Nigam for allotment of an already existing building where we can start our Vocational training centre. And we have received a positive response so far. • We have submitted a proposal to LIC of India under its golden jubilee fund scheme for purchase of a van for the school to reduce the expenses incurred in transportation of children. Their officials have already visited our centre and we got an encouraging feedback from them. Problems • Money is still the major factor governing the activities. • Availability of good teaching staff and good therapists is also a problem if we wish to further improve our work. • As before, space for expansion is still needed if we wish to attend to more children or give them vocational trainings. But we hope to get the space from KNN soon.