Support VISHWAS to support Disability ND Inclusive Development
VISHWAS is a not for profit organization working in the field of disability and Inclusive development. Our programmes are rooted in our fundamental belief in equal opportunity and inclusion. We believe that everyone has the right to access basic health care, education and livelihood options, irrespective of disability, gender, class or caste.
VISHWAS Vidyalaya is a recognised inclusive elementary school from Nursery to Grade VIII. We work for holistic development of the children with a strong belief in Equal opportunity and Inclusion. In Vidyalaya we cater to children from various marginalised population like children with disabilities and of migrant labours. Most of these children are first generation learners with either minimal or no exposure to education in a formal setting. According to the Right to Education Act, schools have to place children in the classrooms as per their age irrespective of their academic levels. At VISHWAS we focus on bridging this gap by creating a positive and inclusive learning environment for ALL children (with and without disabilities). Also, our buses are fitted with hydraulic lifts which ensure the transport of children with mobility issues in a safe and dignified manner. Running an inclusive school is a challenge but also very rewarding. To ensure the holistic development of children, we require variety of professionals that includes teachers, special educators, therapists and support staff. All this requires financial resources and that is where we need your support.
It is a recognized inclusive elementary school with nearly 300 students, studying from Nursery to VIII. Most of our students are first generation learners, coming from migrant communities marginalised by poverty and with little or no prior exposure to formal education. More than 15 percent of students are children with disabilities.
The Vidyalaya aims for holistic and all-round development of its students through a well-balanced curriculum and by identifying and addressing barriers that prevent active learning and participation. Digital technology is used in classroom transactions and educational trips are organised to make learning more meaningful. Every effort is made by the school staff to provide a stimulating environment that includes a range of co-curricular activities such as sports, music, dance, arts and crafts.
2) Skill development and training
This program helps to provide life skills and vocational skills to young adults and adults with disabilities. Life skills help in making them independent, to all possible extent and vocational skill help to provide them with livelihood options so that they can lead a life of respect and dignity.
• Inclusion at all levels
• Fully accessible campus
• Therapeutic and learning needs of children with disabilities are well addressed
• Well-balanced curriculum
• Positive learning environment
• Focus on holistic development of the child
• Educational trips
• Accessible transport facility (buses with hydraulic lift) for children
• Age-appropriate class room placement of children with disabilities
As mentioned earlier, most of our students belong to the marginalized sections of the society. A large number of these are first generation learners. For the parents of these children, making ends meet is a great challenge. Hence, education of their wards falls much lower on the priority list.
Due to the encouraging, stimulating and positive environment provided at VISHWAS, the children enjoy attending school and participate in all the curricular and co- curricular activities. It helps in developing their overall personality. All this would be possible only if they can continue enjoying the benefits of regular schooling and training.
Sanjiv Kumar is a student of class 10 in Deaf and Dumb Welfare Centre, Chander Nagar, Gurugram. He passed out of VISHWAS Vidyalaya in 2016-17. He has come a long way from those days, when he joined the Vidyalaya as a student of class 5. At that time, he had a lot of behaviour issues. He didn’t like to follow instructions. By the time he left VISHWAS, he had become a very cheerful, sincere and helpful boy. He enjoyed the company of his friends in school. He was an average student but loved to participate in all the activities.