They will now get lessons through computer, projector and other audio-visual aids. Students of Winterbourne International School, UK, who are on a school exchange programme to SAI International School here, have raised about 8,000 pounds to provide these facilities for the hearing impaired children.
"We are glad to have been able to make some difference to the lives of these children. Their condition motivated us to raise more funds for them," said Charlotte, a student from Winterbourne International School, UK.
The students also imparted lessons in mathematics, history and geography to the physically challenged children and prepared some learning materials for them. The differently-abled also kids showed them their talents by singing, dancing and applying henna.
"They also showed us pictures of their country and their school. It was amazing," said Subhashree Panda, a Class X student.
Students of the UK school conducted various fund raising activities like organizing a ticketed quiz show on India, an Indian food festival and also participated in marathon in their country. The students provided a computer with webcam, a projector, printer, one-year's free internet connection to the school, CCTV surveillance in the girls' hostel, kitchen appliances worth Rs 1 lakh.
Principal of the special school Sanjukta Samntray said, "The meagre fund we get from the government is not sufficient to even provide two meals a day, let alone improving infrastructure or quality education. The support we got from these school children will not only help improve their creativity but also their technical skills." The government provides Rs 750 a month for each student of the school, she said.
Source: TOI , 1st Nov 2015