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Looking back at 2018

13th January, 2018 – Picnic Day

It was a real pleasure to venture on a day-out with our students and their families. This way we come to know each other better and feel the closeness. Parents took a great initiative and helped us to organise this event this year.  We had to hire two buses to accommodate our enthusiastic members. Students enjoyed this out of routine day very much. Outdoor games and socialization is very much needed for all children and we are happy we could provide such an opportunity to our kids.

22nd Januray, 2018 – Saraswati Puja

All teachers, staff, students and parents joined together and took part in the Saraswati Puja, worshipping the Goddess of knowledge and learning. Our little students joined in with lots of enthusiasm to create wall-decorations for the event.20190209_112758

25th January, 2018 – Exhibition at Belur Math

Our small vocational unit is now 3 years old. Here we try to impart hands on training to our older boys and girls to develop a skill which will help them to be more confident, self-supportive and earn a living in life. This section makes various items starting from handmade cards, bookmarks, beaded necklace and earrings to different spices for cooking. On 25th January 2018 we got an opportunity to exhibit our products in a fair in Ramakrishna Mission Ashram in Belur math. The whole day long program was a great exposure for our students. Their art-work got appreciated, which was so encouraging for the children. A step forward towards empowerment of our Specially-abled students!

2nd April, 2018 – International Autism Awareness Day

We celebrate International Autism Awareness day every year. We walked together down the streets of our neighbourhood spreading Autism awareness messages through performances at street corners. Children of Udbhaas speak for themselves, with or without words, through gestures, mime, music & dance.

6thApril , 2018 – Annual Function

Sabaro Majhare’ [Pervading All] was the title of our cultural presentation, through which we tried to convey the message that this world is for all. The theme of the evening was ‘Inclusion based on Universal love’ to focus on the beauty of inclusion. We included mainstream children along with our special children, and together they presented a wonderful evening. We were very fortunate to have a galaxy of star artists with us who volunteered to join hands to promote the CAUSE. Here we have Sri Abir Chatterjee on stage with our kids.

May 2018: Shift to new school building

Udbhaas is expanding its wings with more kids and more activities. We moved to our new building with more space in May 2018.

9th May, 2018 – RabindraJayanti,

July 2018- Rathayatra,

15th August- Independence day,

28th Aug- Rakhi

Udbhaas celebrates all major social events at school to make our children aware of these special days and to make them familiar with our culture and heritages. Participation of students, teachers and parents completes these programs. Children lacking in socialization skills are showing improvements gradually.

September 2018 – Exhibition of Vocational Section Products

We organised an Exhibition cum sale of our students’ hand made products at school. They got training on how to handle selling things to outsiders. This was a very good learning experience for them.

1st October Theatre Workshop

It is all about expression.

Tanisha, Siddharta and many more at Udbhaas are eager to express themselves, but unfortunately dont know how…. either they dont have the words or are unable to reach you…
or maybe we are missing what they want to express?
On 1st of October, USHNEEK, the renowned Kolkata based theatre group came and joined hands with Udbhaas to gift these children with the wonderful art of expression through an enchanting Theatre Workshop for the kids. After all, theatre is all about expression!
It was the magic touch by the artists Subhajit and Saheli, with their finger puppets, their ball game their mimes and above all, their smiles, with which they warmed up these kids and got them actively and happily involved. They were coming out of their shells!
Thank you Ushneek. We eagerly look forward to your next session.

 

October 2018 – Classes for parents

Parent training programs are often organised at UDBHAAS. This October we introduced the concept of dance and movement therapy among our mothers. Students are getting regular exposure to such therapy at school and are getting benefited.

New modes of therapy: through PLAY

We have started Play therapy classes and students who are regularly attending and whose parents are taking this up seriously are showing remarkable improvement.

25th November, 2018 – Invitation to participate in IACPCON -2018

It was a proud moment for all of us at UDBHAAS when we were invited to participate at the National Conference of Indian Academy of Cerebral Palsy (IACPCON-2018) at Kolkata. Our Director, Dr Nandita Chatterjee was invited to chair a doctors’ session at the same conference. Our children presented a short cultural program and we were also asked to take part in an exhibition there.

3rd December, 2018 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities

A day to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. Every seed has the right to germinate and grow into a beautiful plant, every bud has the right to bloom. Some may not grow or bloom to the fullest, but nurtured with care and love, with air and water, they all will flourish to the best of their ability.
To celebrate this day, the happy little children at Udbhaas, alongwith their teachers, spent a blissful morning planting saplings, watering plants and decorating pots. Their glowing faces and nimble fingers at work touched the hearts of all around. Truly, the spirit of love, perseverance and sincerity can overcome all disability.

December 2018 -Christmas Celebrations

The year ended with the Christmas celebrations. One of our students came dressed as Santa and the whole day we had lots of fun and joy together. We made finger puppets, danced  and played.

Thus, alongside regular clinics, therapy sessions and classroom teaching, a lot had been happening all through the year to keep us all busy and amused!

 

 

A brief account of activities in 2017

URBAN PROJECTS

  1. Development Clinic

This is a multi-disciplinary special clinic for diagnosis and management of all developmental challenges, providing medical care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, Counselling and special education.

Till date we have diagnosed 590 children and have provided over 7200 therapy sessions.

  1. Special Education Unit

This unit provides regular, structured, play based educational support programs and group activity to children with mental challenges and learning & behavior problems. Here we stimulate all-round life-skill development & ADL and help prepare them for main-streaming to regular  schools . Our major focus is on improving communication skills, socialization, attention and concentration, through play, music, sensory integration and simple Yoga in addition to basic education. Close monitoring of each child is assured by maintaining a 1:4 teacher student ratio.

Presently we have 65 students enrolled with us, ages ranging from 3-18 years. Of them about 60% children have autism. Other problems include mental retardation and global developmental delay, cerebral palsy and learning disabilities.

RURAL PROJECTS

  1. Development Clinic

We run a fully equipped developmental clinic in rural Purulia catering to children from all across the district, adjoining districts and Jharkhand. So far we have diagnosed 724 children with challenges, who are provided with all specialised therapies.

  1. Detection And Early Intervention Programs At Community Level

We have been conducting developmental delay detection and early intervention programs in Purulia since 2012 and have screened more than 3200 children from the rural areas of Purulia and have detected more than 600 children with various delays/ challenges.

  1. Vocational Unit

Here the  creative skills of special children are honed, while working on their fine motor ability and attention span development, bringing out art in the form of  greeting cards,  envelops, bags, bead jewelry and other novelties which are put up for sale and exhibition. This unit functions both in Kolkata and Purulia.

  1. Research Projects (In Collaboration with UNICEF):

To identify developmental delay among high risk babies in Purulia, West Bengal and study the impact of regular early intervention on early childhood development in children at risk.

OTHERS

  1. Counselling & Advocacy:

Our team constantly works with the parents, to sensitize them to their child’s problem. We also actively take up issues on advocacy for the child with special needs at schools and other social settings.

  1. Trainings

Udbhaas organizes training and awareness programs on identification and management developmental challenges for various professional groups, which  include Pediatricians, primary physicians, nurses, school teachers, community level health care providers as well as care-givers and parents.

Trainings have been conducted both in the city as well as in rural settings to more than 1200 trainees so far.

 

  1. Publications

Various publications from Udbhaas include:

  • Training modules for doctors, nurses and health workers on Early Child Development : Detection & Management of Developmental challenges .
  • Books and booklets on developmental problems for mass awareness.
  • Books on Early Teaching methods for children with special needs.

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GREETINGS CARDS BY OUR CHILDREN

Our children at the special education unit are coming up with lots of creations. We have recently brought out greeting cards based on their designs and drawings.

The cards are available in sets of six, priced at Rs 120/-.  Anyone interested can contact us at udbhaas@gmail.com or call +919874716585. Your interest and concern will boost and encourage our little artists.

 MADE BY OUR CHILDREN AT THE VOCATIONAL UNIT

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19th April 2015 was a very special day for Udbhaas.

The children performing

The children performing

Our very special children from our Special Education Unit staged a cultural program “We shall overcome” at the Annual Celebration of our parent organisation, Nanritam, at one of the premier Halls in Kolkata.

The children gracefully performed before a gathering of more than 300 audience which included many elite personalities from the city. It was a moment of great pride to us and all the parents too, when loud applaud filled the hall.

Well done kids! YOU REALLY DID IT!!

UDBHAAS team on stage

UDBHAAS team on stage

Thanks to our really “special” Special Educators, who brought out the best in our children.

A Felicitation Well Deserved

A Felicitation Well Deserved

Our Teachers

Our Teachers

2 Responses to "UPDATES"

What is the address of udbhaas in kolkata.
Please add the qualification of all therapist of your org.
Do all your spl educators have RCI licence?

Thanks for the interest you have shown in our organisation.
UDBHAAS Child Development Clinic & Specal school is in north Kolkata. Our address is 22M, srinath Mukherjee Lane, Kolkata 700030. Ph 9874716585

Our therapists are all graduate or post graduate degree holders in the respective fields and our Spl Educators all have B.Ed (Spl Ed). I will be updating all details in a short while.
Yes, ALL our special educators have RCI licence.
I would be most happy to answer any other querry you may have.

Dr N Chatterjee
Director, UDBHAAS
MBBS,DCH, DNB(Ped), PG Dip(Dev. Neurology)

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  • Udbhaas: Thanks for the interest you have shown in our organisation. UDBHAAS Child Development Clinic & Specal school is in north Kolkata. Our address is 2
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