Since March 2020, we have personally witnessed how the skill development program at the centre has been severely impacted due to the pandemic. Also, the corporate funding has shrunk and is just not enough which has made matters worse. Due to Covid19 restrictions, these individuals can’t come to the centre, which is depriving them of learning opportunities.
To address these issues, we are reaching out to you through this campaign. As part of this, our plan is to assemble and distribute the following on a monthly basis
- Hospitality training kits
- Home gardening kits
- Art kits
- Sanitization kits
- We also plan to set up online accounts for digital online reading program which is graded and caters to all levels
Please feel free to contribute any amount. We assure you that every bit counts! We will keep you posted with how every unit of donation is utilized. Stay tuned. The centre has passionate and trained staff- special educators and teachers to train students both at the centre and virtually via online classroom.
About Us -
We are a team of three volunteers - Shreya R Naik, is an IT Business Transformation Analyst with GE Aviation; Aditya Dogra, is a Software Engineer at Cisco and Nalini Kaveriappa, works as a Procurement Specialist at Cisco. We have been volunteering for over 3 years now and have personally witnessed what a world of difference this centre has made in the lives of autistic individuals through various immersive events such as indoors and outdoors activities, education, speech therapies and pre-vocational and vocational training programs.
About the NGO -
Biswa Gouri Charitable Trust is a Bangalore based NGO which works with individuals with Autism and has 2 programs. First, where these individuals study till they are 14-16 years of age. They then graduate, for skill based vocational training that addresses the question of 'What next?' Here, they are trained on computers, taught block printing, baking and regular housekeeping skills These are activities that they will be able to do on a day-to-day basis & will help them make a living.
About Autism –
Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviours, speech and non-verbal communication.