VISHWAS-Bags of Hope
The Project BAGS OF HOPE is an initiative taken by VISHWAS in collaboration with Rtn Naqshband Institute For the Physically Challenged, A Charitable Trust.
The project began in April 2015 with objective to increase the opportunities of getting meaningful employment for persons with disabilities through a skill building program and to develop their competence and capabilities and to set up a bag production unit for training and income generation for person with disabilities.
By March 2016 VISHWAS-
Bags of Hope had two Persons with disabilities, two apprentices and nearly 6 young adults and 5 adolescents with disability who contributed in making products like torans , hangings and packaging of materials. We were able to put our products in public domain by participating in Diwali Mela at Saket and Surajkund Mela. We also delivered some bulk orders and retail orders.
So far we have designed 30 samples of bags and 15 torans and latkans with the help of designer supported by Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and team of VISHWAS.
VISHWAS- Bags of Hope became the part of INTACH calendar of 2016.
Art and Craft sessions:
Creative Art sessions were organized for the entire school to help students to express themselves through different mediums of art. Ms.Ela and Mr.Proshonto interacted with the students of all the classes and taught them techniques and different ways to draw illustrations, The project was spread over a period of 2 weeks. Students were also encouraged to write stories on illustrations that they made. They learnt ways of collage making and glass painting. Mr. Suhel Seth also visited and tweeted about the same.
Renowned Quiz master Siddharth Basu along with his team organized a Quiz competition for students from Class VI – VIII at VISHWAS on 8th Feb’16. 6 teams of 3 students each were made. The quiz competition was a great learning experience for students. This was the first time that they witnessed a competition like this. Mr. Siddharth Basu also interacted with the students and children loved interacting with him. He also distributed prizes to the winners.
Our First Annual Day was celebrated on 22nd March’16. The Deputy Commissioner of Gurgaon Sh T.L. SatyaPrakash, IAS was the Chief Guest on this day. Efforts were made to ensure maximum participation of all the students. Play with the theme of ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ was heart touching. The little ones showed their talent by performing on action songs. Students of senior classes also performed on different dance forms from different states of India. Our volunteers also helped us in making the event a big success. Certificates to students in areas of punctuality, academics, hygiene, art and craft were awarded at the hands of Chief Guest. Parents were also were very happy and proud to see their children performing on stage.
Message of Chairperson- Neelam Jolly on Republic Day
Dear India, Let's be an Inclusive Nation where Everyone Participates, Says Neelam Jolly. www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRomBUPZt-U
Participation In Raahgiri
VISHWAS participated on ‘Inclusive Raahgiri Day’ on 19th April’15 in collaboration with National Trust and Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. The message was to build a communal awareness about inclusion. Students of Vidyalaya performed at the School Anthem with great zeal and enthusiasm and their performance was also appreciated by people from other organizations. Interactive games were also organized in which the Raahgirs participated whole heartedly. It was a good learning experience for students and staff where they met people from other organizations and also enjoyed the spirit of Raahgiri.
We are delighted to share that Vishwas can now collect
and receive donations under section 35 AC of the
Income Tax Act, 1961, which are eligible for