Addhyayan - Inclusive Education
Project Addhyayan is an education movement, dedicated to improving the quality of learning of students with disabilities. Education is one of the most effective ways to break the cycle of discrimination and poverty that children and youth with disabilities often face. Project Adhyayan’s vision is to provide a support system where every child and youth with a disability can grow up healthy, protected from harm and educated, so they can reach their full potential, get employment and live with dignity.
Anjali Festival, Anjali Scholarships for College Students, Teacher Support to Special Schools, Saksham Educational Support for School Students from Slums, Audio Books Production and Braille Books Printing are some of the components of this program.
Scholar Enrichment Program
The Scholar Enrichment Program aims at providing educational support to meritorious Divyang students from economically deprived backgrounds pursuing higher education. For the period 2019-20, of the 22 students with disabilities who were selected for the scholarship, received guidance from the subject experts regularly. Swabhiman organized a programme on 5th August 2019 in the office premises and welcomed these students. They were oriented on the scholarship programme, RPwD Act 2016 and related topics. Copies of RPWD Act in both English and Odia scripts were provided to the students in Braille as well. Apart from that, 11 classes were conducted on general studies, general knowledge and current events from the competitive examination perspective.
Teacher Support to Special Schools
Started started with funding support from Vodafone Foundation UK in 2011. The process continues with the production of audiobooks for all subjects in +3 degree course. Volunteers record the books in their voice. Every month, as per requests received, books are recorded and sent to students.
Distributed to school students. The activity is need-based. Till 2020, 32 Blind Schools have received for 103 students with blindness.