Amar Seva Sangam is a premier institution in the field of rehabilitation and development of differently able persons. Education to special needs children is our core objective.
A child with special needs always has difficulties in attending to classroom education. Most schools in India are not accessible for children with special needs and they face isolation and exclusion from the regular students. This leads to severe functional and psychological impact on the child and affects the personality and prospects when the child grows up. The barrier starts from the elementary to the higher levels of education in India.
Siva Saraswathi Vidyalaya, an integrated school, was started as a primary school in Ayikudy village in Tirunelveli District of Tamilnadu in June 1981 with 5 students in a thatched shed as the first effort of Sangam to give quality education at affordable cost to the physically challenged as well as other rural students. The school grew to 5 teachers and 110 students by 1990 to further progress in our integration efforts of disabled children with others to achieve equal rights for all. In 1995, they started Middle school which was upgraded to High school in 2009 and Higher Secondary in 2015. Amar Seva Sangam provides a complete inclusive solution for education of children with special needs.
The organisation's inclusive and integrated school is established to include mainstream children with special needs children. They are highly successful in the process of inclusive education and most children who have gone out after finishing their schooling have been highly successful in their lives. This encourages them to cater to more and more such children in our region. Hence, frequent requirements for funding have become necessary.
So far 2150 students have completed their education from their Integrated School, out of which 185 students are differently able pursuing further education and livelihood as below:
1. 40 students are pursuing higher education,
2. 60 employed in corporate sector,
3. 25 having private livelihood initiatives,
4. 20 employed in organized sector and
5. 40 having household, trade and business.
Here are their schemes for sponsorship :
1. Sponsor education of 1 Child for 3 months - Rs.3000
2. Sponsor education of 1 Child for 6 months - Rs.6000
3. Sponsor education of 1 Child for 12 months - Rs.12000
4. Sponsor education of 3 Children for 6 months - Rs.18000
5. Sponsor education of 2 Children for 12 months - Rs.25000
6. Sponsor education of 3 Children for 12 months - Rs. 35000
This is a earnest effort from the children of South Florida to contribute through the medium of Carnatic music. We will leave the campaign open for a period of 3 months and all proceeds collected will then be transferred to the institutions bank account directly.