Renewal 2013-2014 - Asha for Education
Renewal 2013-2014 - Asha for Education
Sankalp Day Care Centre,
• Caters to children with special needs (autism, mental retardation,
speech & language issues, behavioral problems, learning
• 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
• 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
• 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
Very small “classes”
Per abilities of child
Individual attention as needed
Activities like shape recognition/matching,
color recognition as appropriate
Students progress summary
Our children have steadily shown improvement in their performances in all areas of
– 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.
– 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.
– 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
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
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
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.
• 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
• 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.
• 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
Sheiling house kids visiting to tie Rakhi
Sankalp kid at Special Olympics
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
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)
expenses incurred during 1st april, 2011 to 31st march,2012 Salary
1,20,000/Celebrations and functions
6,210/Repair and maintenance
4,570/Stationary and craft
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
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.
6,000/SPEECH THERAPIST- Rs.
2,000/SPEECH ASSISTANT- Rs.
1,000/TOTAL MONTHLY EXPENSES
(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)
• 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.
• 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.