TRAINING, RESEARCH & PARTNERSHIP
Satya Special School aims to work for sensitization and awareness generation in the community and empowerment of person with disabilities and deprived classes of the community as a whole. With the support of various private and Government institutions and partners, Satya Special School works as vibrant “knowledge provider” for disability related information, best practices, research and development, raise awareness with our stake holders from time to time about the State Govt initiatives / schemes and other issues for the welfare of PwDs.
Trainings and workshops are carried out at Satya Special School to build our staff’s strength, self-confidence, and awareness in the field. Staffs at Satya are dedicated, thoughtful and very competent professionals. Capacity building programs include various trainings, and awareness lectures that enhance their skills, and enable them to adopt new methodologies in their classrooms for children and their parents.
Overall, the main objective of the programme is to promote meaningful personal development of staff which will develop resilience and professional skills through their participation in various internal and external training programmes and workshops, and demonstrate a positive change with their day to day activities towards development of children with special needs. We are open to partnerships with like-minded individuals or organisation
Satya Special School partners with interested like-minded organisations from time to time to conduct research in order to help in capacity building. In order to achieve our objectives, we have signed various MOUs with both national & international organizations. We also work closely with the educational institutions, medical colleges, and other NGOs sharing the same vision as Satya.
University of Oregon, USA
Sri Aurobindo Society
University of Iowa, USA
Dept. of Social Work, Pondicherry University
Dept. of Psychology, Pondicherry University
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Mobility India, Bangalore
Samarthanam Trust, Bangalore
Beti Bachao Beti Padao, Govt. of Puducherry
Akkarai Foundation , USA
The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras through two of its labs
Lotus Foundation, Chennai
National Centre for children with Cerebral and other developmental disorders, Colombo
Satya Training Centre has always been a trendsetter in the empowerment of special educators and students alike. Trainees who are pursuing their diploma in Special Education are exposed to various initiatives through visits to NIMH (Hyderabad), Vidyasagar (Chennai), Karunai (Pondicherry), NIMPED (Chennai), Tagore Hari Prasadh Institution, and Sveekar Upkaar (Hyderabad). These visits pave a way to learn current developments in the field of disability management. The training and exposure ensure quality research papers as part of their syllabus requirements.
Satya also welcomes internships that are mutually beneficial for all.
Our interactions with families of CWSN brought to light the harsh realities that these families live in. Lack of financial resources in a rising economy like India means lesser resources for the family to spend on the care of CWSNs. The families consider the child a huge financial burden. It was made clear that one of the important factors for the abandonment of the CWSN was lack of adequate financial resources. Satya Special School in collaboration with many organisations like CIAI, Italy and Les Enfants des Rues de Pondicherry along with the support of State Bank of India have provided financial assistance to the families of PWDs.
The support has been through soft-interest free loans and microcredit programmes. The families, with the support of these loans have earned additional income through various livelihood projects such as paper cup manufacturing, cool drink bar, laminating products, saree sales, sale of fish and fish products, stitching units, energy foods, cleaning products, and mushroom cultivation.