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Annual Report 0607

Annual Report 0607

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Annual report of the school for 2006-07
Annual report of the school for 2006-07

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DEEPA ACADEMY FOR THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED
(S. REG.No: BLU-S10-2006-07)
RESIDENTIAL HIGH SCHOOL FOR VISUALLY CHALLENGED CHILDREN
No. 226/A, TANK BUND ROAD, SUBRAMANYANAGAR, BANGALORE \u2013 560 021
E-mail:deepa.academy@g mail.com
\u201cDeepam Jyothi Param Jyothi Deepam Jyothi Sada Mama
Deepena Harathe Papam Sandhya Deepam Namostuthe\u201d
April 14, 2007
Bangalore
\u201cThere is no lovelier way to thank God for your sight by giving a helping hand to someone
in the dark\u201d \u2013 Helen Keller
ANNUAL REPORT OF THE ACADEMY\u2019S ACTIVITIES
CONTENTS
1. INTRODUCTION
2. CURRICULUM
3. MEDICAL SERVICES
4. CULTURAL PROGRAMMES

5. SPORTS MEET
6. MONTHLY EXPENDITURES
7. CONCLUSION

1. INTRODUCTION
The Deepa Academy for the Differently Abled has initiated an Empowerment Center in
Bangalore for the differently abled and has been operational since June 2006.

The Academy is a residential voluntary organization working for the education and rehabilitation of the blind and other differently abled, with an aim to empower and make them independent with quality education and promoting overall development with the guiding principles of self-help, interaction and involvement.

It is currently working on three important projects.
1. The Academy has begun a Residential High School for Visually Challenged Girls.
It is providing free education, medical services and boarding and lodging facilities.

2. The Academy intends to bring in the differently abled persons into the mainstream of the society. To achieve this it is working on an Integrated Education Program, in which the Academy has identified children who have capabilities and skills to cope up in a regular environment and they have been admitted to Malleswaram Shishu Vihar High School in Malleswaram and Swami Shivananda High School in Sahakar Nagar. Thanks to the Principal Madam Vasumathi and to her Staff and to the General Secretary Madam Mythily for having extended their hands of co-operation.

3. The Academy has also setup a Computer Learning Center for visually challenged children in
the premises of the Academy.
2. CURRICULUM
The Residential High School for Girls functions between 10 am to 4 pm everyday.

The Academy follows the State syllabus. Under this curriculum, we teach:
A. Kannada - First Language
B. English \u2013 Second Language
C. Hindi \u2013 Third Language
D. Mathematics or Political Science
E. Science or Economics

F. Social Science
Under the Plus curriculum, we teach:
A. Kannada Braille
B. English Braille
C. Hindi Braille
D. Orientation Mobility
Under the co-curriculum, we teach:
A. Music and Handicrafts
The students of IED program go the sighted school, which functions between 9 am to 3 pm.
The students of Residential High School for Girls and the students of IED program have
completed three tests and three-trimester examinations up to 31st March 2007.
Four specially trained Teachers, one Tutor for Orientation and Mobility and a Warden cum Cook

have been appointed by the Academy to look after all the three projects:
1. The Residential High School for Visually Challenged Girls
2. IED Program
3. Computer Training Center.

3. MEDICAL SERVICES
The Academy holds the responsibility of providing free medical services for the children of the
institution whenever it is necessary.

We are thankful to Dr.Bhutt of Benaka Clinic, Dr.Srinivas, Dr.Nayak of Minto Eye Hospital, Dr.Venkatesh of Jain Eye Hospital and the Doctors of K.C.General Hospital for having rendered their services to the Academy by treating the children.

On 13th December 2006, Dr.Venkatesh of Jain Eye Hospital, Seshadripuram, successfully conducted cataract operation on Sowmya J.S., a student of 8th Standard, which has helped her to regain her vision to a large extent. We are extremely grateful to Jain Eye Hospital, Seshadripuram and to Dr.Venkatesh for having conducted this operation under their free camp services.

On 6th August 2006, all the children obtained their medical certificates by Dr.Nayak of Minto Eye
Hospital.
4. CULTURAL PROGRAMMES

The pupils of the institution had many opportunities to exhibit their talents in various parts of the city on different occasions. The details of the cultural program presented by our children are as follows:

ISKON had organized a Music Competition on 25th August 2006. Shivamma, a student of 8th
Standard got consolation prizes in the competition.

Saraswathi Sangeetha Vidyalaya had organized a Music Festival in the name of Swara Ananda Kala Puraskar, where students from various institutions had participated. Shivamma, a student of 8th Standard secured the First Prize under the category of devotional singing.

Shivamma and Anuja had a great opportunity and a tough challenge during the Vocal Music singing program at Prasanna Anjaneya Temple at Mahalakshmi Layout on 4th November 2006 when they had to sing continuously for two hours. The program was a grand success. The children of our institution also participated in the music and painting presentation conducted by the Department for Women and Child Welfare at Bal Bhavan on 25th November 2006.

On 31st December 2006, the children participated in the Bhagavad-Gita Recitation competition
organized by Vishwa Shanthi Ashram and secured 7 prizes in the competition:
1. Santhosh D.H
I Prize in Quiz
II Prize in Elocution
2. Anuja
II Prize in Bhagavad-Gita Recitation
3. Shivamma
I Prize in Bhagavad-Gita Recitation
4. Sowmya J.S
II Prize in Quiz
5. Sandhya Rani N.S
III Prize in Bhagavad-Gita Recitation
6. Lathamani G.V
III Prize in Bhagavad-Gita Recitation
Festivals
1. The 60th Independence Day was celebrated at Sangolli Rayanna Park on 15th
August 2006. The Chief Guests were Ex-Mayor Huchappa and Mr. Sridhar, a Social

Worker. The children had presented a colorful cultural program on the occasion.
2. The Gandhi Jayanthi was celebrated at the Academy premises on 2nd October 2006.
3. Kannada Rajyothsava was celebrated at Sangolli Rayanna Park on 1st November 2006.
4. The 50th Republic Day was celebrated at the Academy premises on 26th January 2007.

Mr. Ramesh, a Social Worker was the Chief Guest. The children had presented a
beautiful cultural program on the occasion.
5. SPORTS MEET

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