School for the Visually Handicapped

SPECIAL SCHOOL FOR THE VISUALLY HANDICAPPED

Visually Handicapped Annual Report 2017-18
Visually Handicapped Annual Report 2017-18 2017-2018

Sneha Society for Rural Reconstruction has initiated special school for Visually Handicapped in the year 1999. At present there are 80 Visually Handicapped children are receiving services. The organization has improved the capacities of staff to work with visually Handicapped Children. As we understood very well, that Visually Handicapped children can also have the capacities of cognitive knowledge and can enhance education with special effort. All the Visually Handicapped children can be educated in formal schools. But as the teachers lack skills in most of village level schools, they have denied education. Hence, SNESOR initiated special school for visually handicapped this school provides elementary education and High School Education to the students and give the skills in Braille for 80 students. SNESOR is also providing residential care facilities to 55 Visually Handicapped children.

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, New Delhi is providing Grant-in-Aid to run the Special School for V.H. at Nizamabad, Telangana

a) Formal Education:

As we understood very well, that Visually Handicapped children can also have the capacities of cognitive knowledge and can enhance education with special effort. All the Visually Handicapped children can educate in integrated set up or in Formal Schools. But as the teachers lack skills in most of village level schools, they have denied education. Hence, SNESOR initiated Special School for Visually Handicapped this school provides elementary education to the students and give the skills in Braille for 80 students.

b) Daily Living Skills:

The disabled should not be pampered or neglected because of their disabilities. They should be treated as any others normal person. This would boost their confidence and make them to be on their own. The Visually Handicapped child needs to be on his/her own to be on par with any other person.

The daily living skills would help them to be on their own. They are

  • Activities in daily living
  • Cognitive skills
  • Tactile skills
  • Language development
  • Sound discrimination

c) Teaching in Braille Skills:

SNESOR is equipped with staff who can teach in Braille script. The special educators give education in Braille Script. Braille books are supplied to the students who are studying from 1st class onwards but prior to it all the students are given education in Braille in Reading & Writing by following the normal school syllabus. Last Year Samrita Trust in collaboration with NIVH, assisted us in getting the Braille Text Books and Audio CDs for the children.

d) Orientation and Mobility:

Orientation and Mobility training is given to the Visually Handicapped children regularly. Trained Mobility Instructor is appointed for their Orientation and Mobility. All the Visually Handicapped children are provided mobility canes for walking independently. Most of the children are independent in walking. Assistive devices are provided to them. Orientation and Mobility is very essential for the Visually Handicapped children.

e) Hostel Facility:

Sneha Society for Rural Reconstruction initiated Hostel for Visually Handicapped through the Residential Care Services SNESOR is offering Residential Care for the needy children. This year 55 Visually Handicapped children in the age group of 6 to 18 years were given Residential Services. These children are provided free food, Accommodation, Medical Care, Recreational and other facilities in the Residential Care. The children belonging to Nizamabad and Adilabad Districts are provide hostel facility.

f) Medical Care:

The Medical Doctor visits the Special School for the Visually Handicapped once a week and does the General Health Checkup for the children and needy cases are referred to the Government Hospital for treatment. We also provide free Medicines to the needy children

g) Free Transportation Facility:

25 Visually Handicapped children are provided free transportation facilities who come regular to the school as Day Scholars.

h) Distribution of Stipends for the Day Scholars:

Stipend is distributed to 25 Day Scholars

i) Training in Music and Singing:

Training in dance and Music is given to 60 Visually Handicapped children. The children are trained and perform singing on different occasions and have received many appreciations from Government officials and local community

j) Regular Parent Meetings:

Quarterly Parental Meetings are organized where we discuss about development of their children.

k) Organizing other relevant programs

1. Celebration of Teachers Day: Celebrated on 5-9-2014. Visually Handicapped children Played role of the teachers.
2. General Health Camp:Conducted on 19-09-2014 where physician, pediatrician and dentist Rendered the services for 80 Visually Handicapped children and provided the medicines
3. International Child Rights Day: Organized on 20-11-2014. All the Governing Body Members attended the program. Competitions are organized for the children in elocution and Essay writing and winners are given the prizes.
4. Games and Sports for the Visually Handicapped: Conducted on 2nd December 2014. Games and Sports are organized for the Visually Handicapped Children in Running, Short Put, Skipping, Chess and Singing.
5. International Day for the Disabled: Organized on 3rd December 2014, District Collector, Shri D. Roanld Rose, IAS, attended as the chief guest and distributed the prizes to our Visually Handicapped children. Those who won the prizes in the Sports and Games. Our Visually Handicapped Children performed the cultural programs. One of our Visually Handicapped student was felicitated on the occasion.
6. Celebration of Supposed Christmas:We celebrated Supposed Christmas on 20-12-2014. Our Visually Handicapped children performed Drama and sang songs on the Eve of Birth of Christ
7. Greetings to the District Administration: The Visually Handicapped children greeted the District Collector Shri D. Ronald Rose, IAS, on the occasion of New Year on 1-1-2015. Our Children also greeted S. Chandrashekar Reddy, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Smt. Akula Sujata, Mayor, And Nizamabad Municipal Corporation.
8. Celebration of Louie Braille Birthday:Celebrated on 4th January 2015. Smt. Akula Sujata, Mayor, Shri Manohar, District Revenue Officer, Smt. Gaddam Sumana Reddy, Shri. V. Ramulu, Project Director, Women & Child Welfare Department, Shri K. Chinnaiah, ADDW. Visually Handicapped children performed the cultural programs. Our 1st Class Student Master Santosh answered 200 questions in G.K. We have also distributed stipends for the Visually Handicapped Day Scholars. The District Administration felicitated S. Siddaiah Secretary, Sneha and Smt. S. Jyothi, principal Special School for Mentally Retarded for their outstanding contribution for the empowerment of the disabled, even our past students felicitated them.
9. Collector's at Home Program on the occasion of Republic Day: District Collector Shri D. Ronald Rose invited our Visually Handicapped children for the At Home Program where District Collector arranges Tea Party for the District Level Officers in the evening at his residence. Our children Master Rasheed sang patriotic songs, Master Santosh answered to 200 questions in G.K. asked by District Officers. On this occasion Collector, S.P., Joint Collector, Addl. Joint Collector, District Judge. All the District Level Officers were present and felicitated our children with mementoes. Our Principal Smt S. Jyothi and Vice-Principal P. Rajeshwari escorted the Visually Handicapped children.
10. Organizing Swachh Bharat Program: Organized on 18th April 2015. Visually Handicapped children, staff, management participated in the program and cleaned the school premises and took the oath for Swachh Bharat.
11. Community participation in the Special School for the Visually Handicapped: Local Community, philanthropist, regular donors celebrated different occasions like birthdays, Marriage Anniversaries, etc.
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