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The Prabhat Education Foundation

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  • 1. PRABHAT EDUCATION FOUNDATION Mailing address: B/1002, RUSHIN TOWER, OPP STAR BAZAAR, SATELLITE ROAD, AHMEDABAD 380 015TEL : 91-79-26922662, (M) 98250 09427 E-MAIL : prabhat@prabhatedu.org web : www.prabhatedu.org
  • 2. PRABHAT STARTED WITH WEEKLY A ONE-MONTH SUMMER WORKSHOPFOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
  • 3. AFTER THE WORKSHOP,PARENTS SAID “YOU CAN’TSTOP HERE. WHAT WILL MYCHILD DO NOW?”
  • 4. A MOVE TO COMMUNITIESA SURVEY LED PRABHAT TO COMMUNITIES INNEED. IT FOUND THAT MANY CHILDREN &FAMILIES IN THE CITY NEEDED OFATTENTION AND SUPPORT.THERE WAS A LOT OF DISCRIMINATION ANDFEAR.BUT -- FINDING SPACE FOR PRABHAT WASDIFFICULT. HOUSE-OWNERS DID NOT WANT‘MAD’ CHILDREN AROUND.
  • 5. EXPERIENCES DURING THE SURVEY• SPECIAL CHILDREN WERE MOST OFTEN KEPT ATHOME, SOMETIMES NEVER LET OUT --- ANDSOMETIMES EVEN TIED UP.• PARENTS OFTEN FELT THAT THERE WAS NO HOPEFOR THEIR CHILDREN. SOME EVEN WANTED TOGET RID OF THEM.• PARENTS WHO WANTED TO GIVE THEIR CHILDRENA CHANCE HAD NO IDEA WHERE TO GO, WHO TOTALK TO, WHAT FACILITIES WERE AVAILABLE. SOSUCH PARENTS ALSO FELT THERE WAS NO HOPE.
  • 6. FINALLY PRABHAT FOUND THREE ROOMS ONTHE GROUND FLOOR OF A HOUSE INMANINAGAR. THIS SPACE HAD BEEN USED ASA NURSERY SCHOOL, SO THE OWNERS WEREA LITTLE MORE OPEN THAN OTHERS.
  • 7. PRABHAT NOW SERVES MORE THAN 100 CHILDREN FROM 3CENTRES. PRABHAT REACHES OUT TO OVER 900 PERSONSTHROUGH THE CENTRES AND THROUGH OUR COMMUNITY-BASED REHABILITATION PROGRAMME (CBR), WHICH SERVESTHOSE WHO CANNOT ACCESS THE CENTRES BECAUSE OFDISTANCE, POVERTY, OR MOBILITY PROBLEMS.PRABHAT HAS A TEAM OF 16 PERSONS. MOST OF ITS STAFF AREVOLUNTEERS. PRABHAT HAS STARTED GIVING SMALL STIPENDSAND ALLOWANCES WHERE POSSIBLE.
  • 8. NOW, A LITTLE ABOUT HOW PRABHAT WORKS, ITSSERVICES, THE PARENTS IN THE PRABHATCOMMUNITY, ITS NETWORKS, AND THE LEARNINGPRABHAT IS TAKING INTO PLANS FOR THE NEXT 3YEARS.
  • 9. SECTION A: FIRST STEPSFIRST, PRABHAT OBSERVES THE CHILD IN THEHOME ENVIRONMENT AND INVITE PARENTS TOBRING THEIR CHILD TO PRABHAT SO THAT THEYCAN SEE WHO PRABHAT IS WHAT IT DOES.
  • 10. THEY MEET PRABHAT EDUCATORS, GETCOUNSELING AND IF THEY WANT THEIRCHILD TO COME TO PRABHAT, FAMILY ANDCHILD INFORMATION IS RECORDED.
  • 11. AFTER ADMISSION, EACH CHILD GOES THROUGHAN ASSESMENT PROCESSS BEFORE PRABHATDEVELOPS A CURRICULUM ACCORDING TO EACHCHILD’S OWN NEEDS.
  • 12. PRABHAT CHILDREN ARE BETWEENTHE AGES OF ZERO AND 26. THEYINCLUDE THOSE WHO ARE MENTALLYRETARDED, WITH CEREBRAL PALSY,WITH VISUAL/HEARING/ SPEECHIMPAIRMENTS AS WELL AS WITHAUTISM.
  • 13. PRABHAT CURRICULUM STARTS WITH MAKING ITSSPACE WELCOMING AND JOYFUL WITH AS MANY OFTHE ACTIVITIES AND MATERIALS THAT NORMALSCHOOLS OF THESE AGES WOULD HAVE.PRABHAT STILL HAS ONLY BASIC FACILITIES BUTSLOWLY THESE ARE IMPROVING WITH OUTSIDEHELP. EVEN PRABHAT’S MODEST FACILITIES GIVEMANY OF CHILDREN EXPERIENCES THEY HAVENEVER BEFORE ENJOYED.
  • 14. THERAPY FACILITIES ARE VERY IMPORTANT.SOME ARE PROVIDE AT PRABHAT. FOR OTHERS,CHILDREN ARE TAKEN TO OTHER INSTITUTIONSOR PARENTS HELPED WITH CONTACTS.
  • 15. PRABHAT HAS FOUND IT VERY IMPORTANT TO GIVE CHILDREN ANDTHEIR PARENTS THE FEELING OF A NORMAL SCHOOL. PRABHATCELEBRATES SPECIAL DAYS BOTH NATIONAL AND OF DIFFERENTRELIGIONS AND ORGANISE COMPETITIONS. IT HELPS SPECIALCHILDREN JOIN COMPETITIONS OUTSIDE PRABHAT.
  • 16. SERVICESEVERYDAY SKILLS ARE INCLUDED, LIKE HANDLINGMONEY IN THE BAZAR, TAKING A BUS, AND HELPINGAT HOME.
  • 17. WITH ITS OUTSIDE CONTACTS, PRABHAT HAS BEEN ABLE TOORGANISE OUTINGS EACH MONTH TO PLACES OF INTEREST IN ANDOUTSIDE THE CITY, RESTAURANTS AND TO THE MOVIES. ALL THIS ISTO MAKE THESE CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES FEEL THEY ARENORMAL CITIZENS LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. A 2 DAY ENVIRONMENTCAMP ONCE A YEAR
  • 18. MEDICAL CAMPS FOR CHILDREN ANDTHEIR PARENTS ARE ORGANISED
  • 19. THE SUMMER CAMP NOW BRINGS IN OTHERCHILDREN FROM NEIGHBOURHOODS,ENCOURAGING INTEGRATION.
  • 20. A MAJOR OF PARENTS IS ‘WHATWILL HAPPEN TO MY CHILDAFTER PRABHAT? HOW LONG CANTHEY REMAIN HERE?’ WORRY
  • 21. SO PRE-VOCATIONAL TRAINING HAS STARTED.PRABAHT WANTS TO MOVE INTO VOCATIONALTRAINING FOR OLDER CHILDREN SOON. IT IS NOWTRYING TO RAISE SUPPORT FOR THAT.
  • 22. PRABHAT HAS ALREADY PREPAREDCHILDREN FOR MAINSTREAM SCHOOLS, FORITIs AND FOR VOCATIONAL CENTRES.
  • 23. PARENTS AND THE HOME ENVIRONMENTINVOLVING THE HOME ENVIRONMENT AND PARENTS IS VERY IMPORTANT FORPRABHAT..THIS INCLUDES:REGULAR HOME VISITS, WHICH IS ALSO IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT INFLUENCESNEIGHBOURS AND THE COMMUNITY TOWARD BEING SUPPORTIVE RATHERTHAN MAKING THE CHILD FEEL USELESS AND THE PARENT FEEL HOPELESS
  • 24. REGULAR MEETINGS ARE HELD BETWEEN EDUCATORS AND BOTH PARENTS(PRABHAT INSISTS ON BOTH PARENTS PARTICIPATING) TO REVIEW PROGRESS ANDMAKE PLANS FOR NEXT THREE MONTHS. IN ADDITION TO GOALS FOR THE CHILD ATSCHOOL, PRABHAT ENCOURAGES GOALS AT HOME THAT PARENTS CAN MONITOR..
  • 25. WORKSHOPS ARE HELD FOR PARENTS BYTEACHERS AND VISITING EXPERTS ONPARENTING, THERAPY, SPECIAL EDUCATIONAND ON HOW TO HELP PRABHAT TO HELP THEIRCHILD.
  • 26. PRABHAT INTRODUCES PARENTS TO GOVERNMENT SCHEMESAND PROGRAMMES THAT THEY CAN ACCESS BUT OFTEN DO NOTKNOW ABOUT. THIS INCULDES BUS PASSES, EDUCATIONAL KITS,FROM THE SARVA SHIKSHA ABHIYAN, STIPENDS UNDERSANTSURDAS YOJANA, MEDICAL INSURANCE FACILITY UP TORS.1 LAC FROM NIRMAYA NATIONAL TRUST.PRABHAT TRIES TO KEEP PARENTS AWARE OF WHAT ISHAPPENING ABOUT SPECIAL EDUCATION & DISABILITY ISSUES INGUJARAT AND IN INDIA.
  • 27. NETWORKINGIN ALL THIS ACTIVITY, NETWORKING IS VERY IMPORTANT FORPRABHAT.NETWORKING BEGINS IN THE COMMUNITY. LOCAL SHOPKEEPERS,HOUSEWIVES, TEACHERS, RICKSHAW DRIVERS, SCHOOLS & COLLEGESTUDENTS, YOUNG PROFESSIONALS COME IN TO HELP AND PROVIDESPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES OF ART, CRAFT,SPORT AND MUSIC.
  • 28. EACH WEEK, CHILDREN FROM THE WELL-KNOWN RIVERSIDE SCHOOLCOME IN TO ‘BUDDY’ PRABHAT CHILDREN. HOPEFULLY,THESE SCHOOLCHILDREN WILL GROW INTO ADULTS THAT UNDERSTAND AND SUPPORTSPECIAL CHILDREN AND THEIR NEEDS. THEIR FRIENDSHIP ISWONDERFUL NOW FOR MORALE AND SELF-CONFIDENCE, AND ALSOHELPS TO ADVOCATE THE NEED FOR GREATER INCLUSION OF SPECIALCHILDREN IN MAINSTREAM SCHOOLS. SIMILARLY STUDENTS FROMDIFFERENT COLLEGUES ST. XAVIER’S NID INTERNSHIP/VISIT WITHPRABHAT.
  • 29. PRABHAT NETWORKS WITH OTHER NGOs LIKE SEWA, JANVIKSAS, ANALA, UNNATIAND BPA TO BUILD ITS CONTACTS IN AHMEDABAD SOCIETY, LOCATE SPECIALCHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND GET THE KINDS OF SUPPORT THESE CHILDRNAND FAMILIES NEED TODAY OR IN THE FUTURE. ALL THESE NGOs ARE CONSCIOUSOF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND NOW HELP SPREAD THE WORD.PRABHAT IS BUILDING CONTACTS WITH OTHER EDUCATORS IN PRIVATE SCHOOLSWHERE CHILDREN FROM LOW-INCOME FAMILIES GO. THESE SCHOOLS AREBECOMING AWARE OF SPECIAL NEEDS BUT THEY HAVE LITTLE EXPERIENCE IN THISAREA. TO SUPPORT THEM, PRABHAT STARTS WITH SURVEYS, ASSESSMENTS, &INDIVIDUAL PLANNING. IT THEN WORKS WITH CHILDREN, TEACHERS AND PARENTS.
  • 30. COMMUNITY BASEDREHABILITATION (CBR)COMPONENTS OF CBR ARE:· MEDICAL REHABILITION.· EDUCATION REHABILITION· ECONOMIC REHABILITION· SOCIAL REHABILITION· SUPPORT SERVICE· PUBLIC AWARENESS
  • 31. WHAT PRABHAT HAS LEARNED• ALWAYS BEGIN IN THE COMMUNITY AND KEEP THE COMMUNITY INVOLVED• INVOLVE PARENTS AND FAMILIES AT EVERY STAGE, BY MAKINGTHE HOME PART OF THE LEARNING AND SUPPORT ENVIRONMENT• MAKE THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AS JOYFUL AND NORMAL ASPOSSIBLE, WITH AS MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR INTERACTION WITHTHE OUTSIDE WORLD.• EVERY CHILD NEEDS HER OWN APPROACH & CURRICULUM• ATTEND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO ANSWERING THE QUESTION OFWHAT HAPPENS TO SPECIAL CHILDREN WHEN THEY BECOMEYOUNG ADULTS. FOR THIS, VOCATIONAL AND MAINSTREAMINGOPTIONS BECOME VERY IMPORTANT• BUILD NETWORKS OF SUPPORT THAT CAN HELP THE CHILD AND THEFAMILY IN PRABHAT AND ALSO ONCE THEY LEAVE PRABHAT
  • 32. PRABHAT’S PLANS FOR THE NEXT 3 YEARS• STRENGTHEN THE COMMUNITY – BASED & HOME-BASED PROGRAMMESAS WELL AS TRAINING INITIATIVES•MORE SPACE AND BETTER FACILITIES INCLUDING FOR THERAPY NEEDS.PRABHAT ALREADY HAS OVER 20 CHILDREN WANTING TO JOIN BUT ITDOES NOT HAVE THE SPACE OR THE STAFF.• CAPACITY-BUILDING THROUGH TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FORPRABHAT EDUCATORS, STAFF & OTHERS• SAFE TRANSPORT FACILITIES FOR CHILDREN, PARTICULARLY FOR THOSEWHOSE PARENTS CANNOT AFFORD TRANSPORT TO & FROM PRABHAT• GIVING PRABHAT’S VOLUNTEER STAFF CAREER OPPORTUNITIESTHROUGH BOTH TRAINING AND SALARIES WE CANNOT NOW AFFORD.

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