Teacher’s Day Celebrations at ‘Ashraya’, a school for special children run by Southern Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation, Headquarters
Teacher’s Day was celebrated at Ashraya, a school for special children run by Southern Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation, Headquarters (SRWWO) which is a Non-profitable organisation providing assistance for the Special Children. Smt. Renuka G. Mallya, President of SRWWO (HQ) was the Chief Guest. She distributed prizes to the students, teaching & non-teaching staff. The students performed various cultural programmes in the presence of the Chief Guest and Smt.Babita Dutta, Vice President, SRWWO (HQ) and members Smt.Sangeetha Gupta, Smt.Monika Singhal and others.
Ashraya, a School for Special Children
Ashraya, a school cum vocational training centre, exclusively run for the special children was started on 08th February, 1993. Offering individualized educational programme for children from the age of six years, the main objective of this institution is to make these special children independent and self reliant by emphasising on self help skills, academics, pre-vocational skills and vocational training.
The programme base for these special children is IEP – Individualised Educational Programme. Yoga, play therapy, arts & crafts and vocational training form part of the extra-curricular activities. The staff of Ashraya is qualified specially to impart education to these children. Ashraya offers vocational training for children aged 16 years and above in making chalk, envelopes, files, phenyl, covers, diyas, bouquets and candles. The sale proceeds of the products are disbursed among the students as an incentive and as a token of the Organisation’s efforts to make them self reliant and independent. The students of Ashraya have proved that given the right kind of atmosphere and training, they can not only be self sufficient but can also excel in the field of computer education, sports, arts and crafts. At present, 38 special children are studying at Ashraya Special School