V-Excel Education - Education & Vocation for Special Children

Project Brief: Asha Seattle would like to partner with V-Excel trust to support the financial needs of deserving special children. The school strives to empower the lives of developmentally challenged children and help them lead successful lives in society.
Project Type: Disabilities (description)
Primary Focus: children with disabilities (description)

Secondary Focus: vocational training

Area: Urban
Supporting Chapter Contact: Seattle
Status: current / ongoing
Project Steward: Palani Sundaramurthy
Project Partner(s): Ajita Panshikar
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , #1, Norton 2nd Street, Mandaveli,,,Chennai,
TAMIL NADU  600 028
Tel: +91 93421 64411
Stewarding Chapter: Seattle
Sep 2016SeattleUSD 20309
Mar 2016SeattleUSD 18458
Mar 2015SeattleUSD 16828
Dec 2013SeattleUSD 13714
Apr 2013SeattleUSD 14963
Jul 2012SeattleUSD 14180
Nov 2010SeattleUSD 17275
Feb 2010SeattleUSD 16075
Dec 2008SeattleUSD 15375
Jul 2007SeattleUSD 15000
Dec 2007SeattleUSD 3900

Total = $166077

Asha Seattle would sponsor the costs of educating 20 special children. This sponsorship includes funds to provide for (a) practical skills and academic education; (b) therapies such as occupational, speech, music etc.)

The goal of V-Excel group can be summarized below:

Vision:
We firmly believe that educated, literate and well-informed children are the building blocks of strong communities. We are committed to enriching the quality of education by ensuring right learning inputs to children across ability levels.

Mission:
Our mission is to make a difference in the world of disability. We believe in human potential and its expression. Our emphasis is on education and its accessibility, regardless of caste, creed, race, religion and ethnicity. We educate and empower children with special needs to lead dignified, successful lives in the mainstream society.
V-Excel Educational Trust aspires to be a model school for mentally and developmentally challenged children. A multi-modal approach is used, where visual and tactile experiences had to be integrated into the method of instruction. The trust has teacher training programs that would help address the dearth of teacher training facilities for centers catering to the needs of special education.

In addition the group is also involved with the following activities:

A) Support groups for parents (called "Disha"): Regular meetings are organized by V-Excel, where experts from different related fields come in to talk to the parents. This helps them resolve queries in their mind about issues such as allopathy/alternative medicines and their long term impact on their children, dietary influences etc.
B) Workshops: V-Excel actively conducts workshops in regular schools for enhancing teacher’s understanding of special needs and ensuring early intervention and mainstreaming through timely attention.
C) In Villipuram district of Tamil Nadu, V-Excel conducts medical camps and help distribute assistive devices/equipment for visually impaired, hearing impaired and locomotor impaired persons. This is part of the Sarva Sikshya Abhiyan (SSA) scheme.