CHILDREN OF THE GOLDEN SUN Sankalp- The Open School <ul><li>What Did We Change? </li></ul><ul><li>Peoples’ outlook towards persons with Learning Disability. </li></ul><ul><li>19 th September to 25 th September 2010 </li></ul>
FEEL We had to go through HUMILIATION , discrimination , PREJUDICE , LONELINESS while trying to deal with our own DIFFICULTIES. It is an attempt by us to spread awareness about LD and share our experience. So that another child will not have to go through what we had to.
IMAGINE <ul><li>How to reach across to people? </li></ul><ul><li>We needed to know how we feel? </li></ul><ul><li>Read about Learning Disability to understand why we are different? </li></ul><ul><li>Decided to go and meet different people and tell them about LD and share our experience - </li></ul><ul><li>Children, parents, teachers, people around us. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Internet to spread the message. </li></ul>
Getting ready to bring the change and be changed All the students joined together to prepare and worked on the charts, placards, PowerPoint presentation, fliers etc .
DO With a presentation about LD and lot of courage to face the people we started our campaign to make people sensitive to needs and feelings of children like US. First stop- Addressed the Sunday school students, teachers and Parents of these children. An attentive audience
The Campaign Continued <ul><li>Day 2- had a presentation for parents of students of ABC play school. </li></ul><ul><li>Day 3- team of students along with teachers interacted with parents and distributed fliers outside few main stream schools in our neighbourhood. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Day 4- the team of students visited Faith International School and addressed their team of teachers. </li></ul><ul><li>Day 5- we had parents of children from different main stream schools visiting our school for a presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>We sent our power point presentation to our teachers, students and friends of our school, requesting them to forward it to their friends. </li></ul><ul><li>(We are sure it is going around the world) </li></ul>
<ul><li>Day 6- the whole school participated by forming a Human Chain on 6 th Avenue Annanagar . Fliers were distributed to people passing by. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Day 7- had a group of parents from Dr. Balaji’s occupational therapy clinic coming to school for a presentation. </li></ul>
These feedbacks are a source of encouragement for us: TEACHERS
HOW DID WE GET CHANGED? <ul><li>All the discussions and sharing of experiences helped us to understand our self better. </li></ul><ul><li>It gave us an insight to tackle our own issues in a better manner. </li></ul><ul><li>Talking about our experiences helped us to get over negative feelings. It made us feel relaxed and confident. We got rid of old baggage. </li></ul><ul><li>The responses especially from teachers and parents of children with special needs gave us a sense of satisfaction. It gives us hope that young children with special needs will get support and help from parents and teachers. </li></ul>
The Team V. Vivek S. Vignesh Vasantha Shruthi B V. Vinodhini T. A. Ashwin (Students and staff of Sankalp) Mentor Teacher Sara James ( Special thanks to R Karthikeyan for all the help especially technical support, Ms. Jaya Indrajit for all the support and encouragement.)