Renewal 2011-2012 - Asha for Education

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sankalp day care, kanpur
2011-2012 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 stats
• students - 45
• staff - 7 teachers (+1 for afternoon session)
– 1 speech assistant, 1 speech therapist (visiting)
– 1 psychologist (visiting 4 days a week)
– 2 physiotherapist (visiting 5/6 days a week)
– 1 aya, 1 male helper.
• Due to increase in number of students, we now have one
hired van & two autos for the transport of the children.
• 3 additional teachers providing in-house training to 19 girls at
the local government destitute home for girls
– Teachers salary supported by Rotary Club
– 3 sections working with girls of diff levels of mental retardation
expenses 2010-2011
• Total expenses incurred during 1st april, 2010 to 31st march,2011 1.
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Salary4,22,700/Conveyance(payment for van facility)- 3,51,500/Rent1,20,000/Annual day & festival celebrations7,508/Repair and maintenance
1,424/Furniture and other assets
7,450/Stationary, teaching material & misc.
8,328/Advertisement(in local news paper)
2,400/Miscellaneous
6,771/Total
Rs.9,28,081/Total amount received from children as
fees and conveyance charges- Rs.4,78,500/Difference: Rs.4,49,581/-
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• Asha-SV approved Rs.3,17,000, we sent $7,068
Budget for 2011-2012
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/-
students progress summary **
• Our children have steadily shown improvement in their performances
through out the year.
– Some have shown very significant improvements in areas like academic and
pre-academic performances, motor functions and behavioral problems
– while in some, the improvement was not as significant due to various
problems like 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.
• Attempting all-round growth as much as possible
– During the last year, we have tried to develop our children as complete
individuals, taking part in a variety of activities, caring for each other, taking
initiatives and responsibilities and enjoying their work. We had a variety of
activities and events all through the year apart from routine class room
activities.
students activities
• Sports
– In sports activities, our children participated in interschool games
competition organized by Rotary club and also in District games
organized by Ministry of youth and sports and they won many medals.
This helped in tremendous boosting of their confidence and interest.
• Cultural/Other
– In cultural activities, we participated in interschool completion with 10
other special schools at Lucknow (organized by Pyssum day care
centre, Lucknow) and our children won the running trophy
– Like always, we celebrated rakshabandhan, Independence Day,
janmashtami, teacher’s day, dusshera, Diwali, children’s day, Christmas
day, basant panchami and Holi. The children went for Zoo trip on the
founder’s day, 23rd January.
Public awareness/interaction
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Multiple visits from students of different institutions with
different motivations:
– Class VII students of St. Mary’s convent school for an interactive session
with children to know and understand them.
– Class IX students of St. Mary’s convent school for an interactive session
with children to know and understand them.
– Class XII psychology students from DPS Kalyanpur for studying
behaviour patterns of challenged children.
– B.A. psychology student from PPN College to study the illnesses and
factors causing childhood mental disabilities.
– A P.hD student of psychology Dept (HSS) of IIT, Kanpur also had few
interactive sessions with our children for collecting informations
regarding their cognitive skills.
Public awareness/interaction (contd.)
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Visits/interactions with students of different institutions:
– One M.Tech student of mech. Engg. Dept of IIT did a lot of behavioural
analysis and experimentation with our children with aim of developing
more specific and efficient teaching aids for special children. He is in
final stages of preparing the model of one aid that he has designed.
• Our annual craft sale was held this year at DIWALI BAZAR
organized by Arpita Mahila Mandal (a local social welfare
organization) and the diyas, envelopes, bracelets, pillow covers,
wall hangings etc. were greatly appreciated by all.
Public awareness/interaction (contd.)
• Rotary club organized inter school games for our children. Their
effort has started a new and very healthy trend for the special
children of Kanpur city.
• Round Table Club sponsored children’s day celebration. The
puppet show organized by them was highly appreciated and
enjoyed by the children.
• Lions club organized free dental checkup camp for the children
and tree plantation day at our school.
• Awareness of needs of special children and our work in the
area has become known in the city and from time to time
several individuals have come forward with promises of
support (e.g. Mr. Harish Vaswani sponsored Christmas celebration).
parents education
• For the parents, we organized lecture on “handling problem
behaviors” and “acupressure in neuromuscular ailments”.
• Held a one week workshop for parents on “understanding and
handling a challenged child”.
• Many parents opted for counseling and meditation sessions
this year (they were a little hesitant and resistant to discuss and
accept their problems previously).
teachers training
• A one week orientation lecture series was held for the teachers
in April ‘10 apart from regular short discussions and lectures.
• Two of the teacher’s have been selected for the B.Ed (special
education) course and are pursuing it.
• We have also recruited mothers of two special children as
teachers in our centre and their wards are our beneficiaries.
Inclusion of parents in the teaching team has made the team of
our teachers more dedicated and more devoted to the cause.
Challenges
Besides money, lack of space continued to pose challenges.
1. Lack of larger space is preventing further admissions.
2. One-to-one therapy (e.g. for attention deficit issues) is currently
not possible due to non-availability of private quiet space.
3. Currently speech therapy is being conducted in entry area using
hospital screen prevents full concentration and hence is suboptimal.
4. Vocational activities (e.g. kitchen work) besides craft work is not
possible.
5. Recreational activities (e.g. indoor games & activities that
children could involve themselves in) is not possible for same
reasons.
Attempts to secure larger space were pursued vigorously through the
year but nothing has materialized as yet.

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