Report of Activities under the interventions for “Children With Special Needs” and “Out of School Children”. Children With Special Needs. Medical Assessment Camp.
Children With Special Needs
Medical camps were held in 9 blocks at BRC level. 710 children were benefitted by these camps. Prescriptions were taken for needy children. Some children were further taken for Medical Certificates to Govt. Hospitals. Rs. 7000/- has been sanctioned per Block for medical camp.
No. of children medically assessed
6 CWSN and 2 regular children with 4 escorts from Immaculate Conception High School, Dabhal, Kirlapal from Dharbandoda Block participated in this inclusive festival at Bhubaneshwar, Odisha for 5 days from 2nd November 2012 to 6th November 2012. They enjoyed the trip and were benefitted by this festival. The total amount sanctioned by SSA for Anjali International Children’s Festival is Rs.20341/-.
Three severely disabled children are admitted in schools and are being provided Home Based Education namely 1) Ms. DielleD’costa 2) Mast. SaarthAsolkar and 3) AjeetSantoshGaonkar
Ms. Dielle D Costa
There are 12 Resource Rooms set up at Block level. Two Resource Teachers are appointed for the Resource Rooms at Ponda and Mormugao blocks. In North Goa there are 13 Resource Rooms functioning from last year at school level. TLM grant for Rs.10000/- each sanctioned to block level Resource Room except Dharbandoda. Rs.35000/- sanctioned for setting up of new Resource Room at Dharbandoda.
There is a sanction of 24 BRP (CWSN) for 12 blocks at 2 per block. SSA has 6 BRP (CWSN) at present. Badez, Bicholim, Sattari, Tiswadi, Mormugao and Quepem has one BRP (CWSN) each where as Pernem, Ponda, Sanguem, Dharbandoda, Canacona and Salcete have no BRP (CWSN).
645 parents were addressed at block level awareness camps for inclusion of Children with Special Needs in regular school and society. Various Myths and Misconceptions regarding CWSN were discussed and removed from the minds of attending parents. They were guided on how to help CWSN and their parents in living a complete and satisfactory life.
125 CWSN from 14 Special and Inclusive schools in South Goa participated in the CWSN Talent Show organized by Goa SSA on 28th December, 2012 in observance of World Disability Day. The children performed various cultural programmes and displayed handicraft items prepared by them. Some schools put up the items made by these children for sale to promote financial independence.
Total 79 students participated with their teacher and parents. The Assistive Aids were distributed at the hands of the Chief Guest and other guest present. The following are the children.
Prathana Deepak Charya.
Saniya Ibrahim Aga.
With the help of DEP-SSA a training of 36 BRP/CRPs (3 per block) has been conducted in Inclusive Education. Further two more days training was taken for preparing Master Trainers for two days teacher training.
These Master Trainers are conducting two days training for all teachers in blocks at primary and upper primary level.
The activity of selecting was continued this year from the last two years. The selection committee scrutinized 153 applications from Inclusive Schools and visited the shortlisted 6 schools. The following schools are eligible for prizes.
1) Holy Cross High School, Bastora
2) Lourdes Convent High School, Saligao
3) Holy Cross High School, Siolim
4) A.J.De Almeida High School, Ponda
The Curriculum for special training of OoSC prepared by the NGO Konkan Development Society, Odxel was submitted to Academic Authority (SCERT). The approval is yet to be received. The same copy was submitted to MHRD and Ed.Cil. and it was appreciated by Ed.Cil. Based on the same curriculum a training of one day for Volunteer Educator Teachers of NGOPs was organised in November 2012 with the help of Konkan Development Society. The VE’s were benefitted by this training.
Society of the Helpers of Mary, Rivona running RSTC for HIV positive children
Madarsa centre Sunni al MadinaMasjidwa Madarsa
Lions Club of A-N-P – Function conducted at NRSTC Arpora.
OoSC enrolled by Disha Divine Providence Foundation at NRSTC, Khareband