February 2023 Newsletter
Greetings from Swabodhini!
February started off jubilantly with our children going on a field trip to VGP Marine Kingdom. They enjoyed it thoroughly and it was absolutely thrilling to see our non verbal children communicating their experience through gestures.
We are proud to share that BumbleB Trust’s Kalvi40 team has partnered with Swabodhini for their community-based rehabilitation programme to assess children with special needs in rural areas.
We had visitors from the US and Denmark visiting both our campuses. They witnessed our therapy sessions and enjoyed the snacks made by our children.
Mr.Sundar Chanrai, our well wisher and donor for the past 30 years spent time with our children and offered to conduct an eye camp, provide spectacles, perform surgery if needed – all free of cost.
With our annual day fast approaching, children are all busy practising songs, dances and skits with great enthusiasm.
Meet you with fresh updates next month!
Ms Nandini Priyakumari
Swabodhini School and Vocational Center for Special Children
Field trip- Marine kingdom
On 2nd February our students went to Marine kingdom, a big aquarium. Our students enjoyed thoroughly watching animals housed in life-sized tanks. They walked through the underwater tunnel and enjoyed clicking pictures.
Parents shared their heartfelt appreciation and feedback on the field trip, after seeing pictures and hearing from their kids.
Visitors from the United States of America
Visitors from Denmark
Mr.Sundar Chanrai visit
We are glad to host our donor Mr.Sundar Chanrai at our Thiruvanmiyur centre.
Assessment Camp for Kids with Special Needs
Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Department, Government of Tamil Nadu conducted an Assessment Camp for Kids with Special Needs, in association with BumbleB Trust’s Kalvi40 and RAMCO Cements. The event was launched by Mr.K.Vijaya Bhaskar (District Adi Dravidar Welfare Officer, Ariyalur). We have partnered with BumbleB Trust’s Kalvi40 team for their community based rehabilitation program to assess children with special needs in rural areas.
Our Senior Special Educator Mrs. Jagadeeswari Sivarajan has spearheaded this initiative. 16 special needs students of Adi Dravidar Welfare School went through a detailed assessment and received an eight- page assessment report.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Trophy 2022-2023, Sports Meet
On 27th February our students participated in the Sports Meet, organised by Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu, Chennai District for the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Trophy 2022-2023.