We are thrilled to announce that Romita Singha from the CRS Training Centre for the Different-abled Persons (TCDP) has received a “State Award for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2018” from the Government of West Bengal.
32-year old Romita received her medal, certificate and cash prize on 3rd December, which was World Disability Day. Romita, who has learning disabilities, suffers from seizures and has some hearing loss, has been attending the TCDP for the past 5 years, where she has learned embroidery and loves to sing. Congratulations to Romita!
Teachers’ Day has been an annual celebration in India since 1962. It is held on 5th September, the birth date of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the second President of India. Children attend school as usual but, instead of normal classes, hold celebrations in appreciation of their teachers. Children at CRS’s 8 urban slum centres and four rural village schools celebrated in the day in their own ways. The students of CRS’s Training Center for Differently-abled Persons also held a celebration, enjoying a sing-a-long with their carers and teachers. In addition CRS organised a small get-together at the office headquarters to thank the teachers who make such an important contribution to the lives of children from poor and underprivileged backgrounds.
Across India on 5th September, children report to school as usual but classes are replaced by activities of celebration to show appreciation for teachers. Events took place at all the CRS Education Centres including the Training Center for Differently-abled Persons (TCDP). The young people with different physical and mental disabilities normally learn skills such as chalk making and book binding. But Teachers’ Day provided them with an opportunity to thank their instructors, give them gifts and entertain them with dance. The students were also watched by their carers, usually their mothers, many of whom travel some distance to attend the TCDP. They greatly value the opportunity that the CRS Centre gives to nurture their children in a positive atmosphere.