Educational Industrial Visit
18 students from Centre for Special Education visited Dairy Delight Ice cream Factory Thursday, 31st August 2023. Students received an orientation on the process of making ice-cream, packaging and storage. They participated in packing and sealing stick ice-creams and cold storage at 25 degree for a minute. A cone ice-cream for each was the highlight too. A memorable educational trip.
Teachers' Day was celebrated on 5th September with fun filled activities by students and teachers. Cultural activities; games, quiz and a sumptuous lunch for the staff were the highlights of a meaningful day.
Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala was celebrated on 29th August 2023. Children brought petals of different colour flowers from home and were engaged in making a colourful flower Rangoli – ‘Pookalam’. The flower Rangoli was a collaborative activity of all the staff members of the school. The huge colourful flower carpet adorned the quadrangle of Centre for Special Education.
Special Educator Vinaya Varghese narrated the story of Onam festival to the children and the Thiruvathirakali dance was performed by staff and trainees. Janmashtami was celebrated on September 6, 2023. Children were happily playing the "Dahi Handi" game.
SSK celebrated 77 years of Indian Independence Day on 15th August, 2023. The Chief Guest Dr. Prahalad Kumar A, Medical Superintendent of Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore received the salute of the March Past and hoisted the National flag. Cultural programmes were performed by children from all the units of SSK.
International Yoga Day
Students Balamurali, Ananya, Saisha, Niresh and Nethaji of Vocational Unit represented SSK at International Yoga Day at Hyderabad to create a world record of maximum Divyangjan performing Yoga.
A special assembly to commemorate World Yoga Day on June 21 with information on benefits of Yoga on the body and mind and it's origin in India was presented. Demonstration of asanas to soothing music in harmony and synchronization was performed by students.
World Environment Day
Certification Function - April 10, 2023
World Autism Awareness Day - April 2, 2023
Summer Camp at SSK - April 11 - 28, 2023
Kalakriti - March 24,25 - 2023
Open Day - March 2023
Educational Field trips - March 2023
Multisensorial disabled friendly park, Bal Bhavan, Cubbon Park - 15.02.2023 – The younger groups went to the Disabled friendly park in Bal Bhavan that was recently inaugurated. It was an exciting visit where all the children despite their challenges were able to fully participate in all the activities like adapted swings, slides, see saws, tunnels to go through, adapted rock climbing and many more. Every child had fun, tried many activities for the first time, even the parents who accompanied and the teachers were surprised and fascinated to see the various recreational adaptations made.
A group of 40 children in the age group of 15 to 20 years went to Rangoli Gardens. Rangoli Gardens is a modern village which captures Karnataka's distinct rural life in all its quaint glory. Its a village set up sculptural journey into the economy, food habits, cultural traditions, religious events, recreations, and living conditions of Karnataka. It has innumerable paintings, pictures, visuals, and eco-parks, all envisioned and crafted artistically by exceptionally skilled people . Children were excited to see a village in between the city and thrilled to experience Tonga Ride, Magic show and the art of pottery by experiencing the sensory touch of clay. It was certainly a memorable experience for all the children.
Women's Day Celebrations - March 2, 2023
Sarita Mehra, an able teacher, counsellor and blessed with an acumen for business. Sarita is credited for the successful inception and running of the profitable production units of our bakery and canteen services. She has also counselled and guided parents and children at the Command Hospital as part of our outreach programs.
Rajeshwari Kumar is an administrator, special educator and thanks to her there is a smooth flow of interactions, meetings between our director and members of SSK, board member, teachers parent or other visitors. Nothing misses her eye as far as administrative tasks are concerned.
Ramanagaram Unit at the newly inaugurated District Hospital - March 2, 2023
Ramanagaram Unit shifted services to the premises of the newly constructed District Hospital. SSK thanks the District Surgeon Dr. Padma and her medical team; Dr. Shashirekha Priyadarshini – Paediatric Nodal Officer, Nutrition Rehab Centre for the support extended to the SSK team as a rehabilitation partner to provide free and quality services to children with special needs. We thank the team - Program Manager, Chand Pasha, Asma, Banu, Shashikala, Umraz and Nagashree under the guidance of Technical Director, Mrs. Rukmini Krishnaswamy and senior professionals for their dedication in developing the unit as one of the successful community outreach program of SSK.
International Day Celebration - February 4, 2023
The mega event, International Day was celebrated on February 4th, 2023 at SSK with the objective of bringing fun into learning; remove barriers in facilitating inclusion. Each educational unit of SSK adopted a country to explore through the academic year, its geography, culture, language, flora fauna etc culminating in a presentation of the project to parents, guests and mainstream schools. India, Egypt, South Africa, Mexico, USA and Japan were the countries explored with great enthusiasm by teachers and children. The programme began with a parade of all the countries, a cultural programme and the exhibition. Visitors were greeted with an explosion of colours, information, talent, creativity and hard work in the form of displays and models. Traditional costumes worn by staff made it all the more interesting. It was a complete sensorial experience that took us on a journey around the world. The event was a grand success and one that will be remembered for a long time.
Siblings Day at SSK - January 21, 2023
A long time dream of Centre for Special Education of bringing children and their siblings together came true. Trooping into the hall were the sisters and brothers of our wondrous special children. Amidst lots of sharing and laughter, we had a peek into the beautiful minds of the siblings. An informative and enjoyable day for our children with fun games organized by Mrs. Meenakshi, MSW. Technical Director Mrs. Rukmini Krishnaswamy and Consultant Developmental Pediatrician, Dr. Prafulla shared their thoughts with the children and their siblings. Each in their own way expressed what they felt and how they viewed their siblings while speaking about their strengths.
Friendly Football Tournament January 10, 2023
Children of SSK and Ananya Tust came together to play a friendly football match on January 10, 2023. This gave them an opportunity to get to know each other as equal peers.
Stall at Rotary Club Annual Convention January 21, 2023
SSK participated in the Rotary Club Annual Convention alongwith other NGO's by keeping a stall of the products made during skill training.
Christmas Celebrations - December23, 2022
Christmas brings cheer and love and we celebrated it with the same fervour, spreading the message of love and joy among our children. There was a carol presented by our teachers.
International Day of Persons with Disabilites - December 3, 2022
Our children participated in the art, cultural and sports events arranged to commemorate the day organised by the Dept of Differently Abled and Senior Citizens. SSK had the privelege of displaying learning and vocational materials at the stall at Kanteerava Stadium as well as interact with Hon. Chief Minister, Shri. Basavaraj Bommai. Our gratitude to Director, Directorate for the Empowerment of Differently Abled and Senior Citizens, Smt. Latha Kumari for wearing the eco-friendly jewelery made by our trainees of the Vocational Unit for the State function.
Smt. K.S Lathakumari. I.A.S. Director. Directorate for the Empowerment of Differently Abled and Senior Citizens - Visit to SSK on August 17, 2022
Our sincere thanks to Smt. Lathakumari for visiting SSK; meeting the children, parents and Governing Board members; visiting the units to interact with children and staff.
Children's Day - November 14, 2022
Children's Day is always a joyous event at SSK. Teachers and our student trainees staged a cultural show with music and dance; games and fun for the children. Our alumni students visited SSK and made the day even more special.
Convocation Ceremony -
On May 29th and 31st, 2021, a two-day vaccination drive was held for 230 students over the age of 18 and their carers. This wouldn't have been possible without the help of the Department of Disability Welfare and PHC doctors.