NalandaWay Foundation

NalandaWay Foundation AH-206, 1st Floor, 3rd Street, Anna Nagar, Chennai 600040. India

  • Founded Year: 2003
  • Cause Category: Education
  • Email: rajagopalan@nalandaway.org
  • Phone: 9841406487
  • Website: www.nalandaway.org

About NGO:

NalandaWay Foundation is a non-profit that works with children from the poorest districts in India, helping them raise their voices and issues through theatre, visual arts, music, dance, radio and films. Over 54,000 children in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Bihar and Jammu & Kashmir have benefited from our programs. Our interventions have helped them become creative, learn life-skills and build self-confidence to create the lives that they truly want to lead.

Fund Usage:

NalandaWay is keen to see that children from Corporation/Government run primary schools with developmental disabilities, or are potentially ‘at risk’ for conditions such as Developmental Delays, Autism, Mental Retardation, Down’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Cerebral Palsy, and Learning Disabilities (e.g. Dyslexia) get professional intervention services. Without timely support, these children would miss normal growth opportunities which could adversely impact their integration. NalandaWay brings in trained specialists to work with the identified children in a systematic program to address their lags and educational difficulties.

The goal of this program is to educate and empower such students to be dignified, independent, contributing members of the mainstream society. We strongly believe that every child has a potential to learn, irrespective of their abilities or socio-economic-cultural background, and emphasize on holistic development of children. The program aims to maximize their physical, cognitive, social and emotional development

Impact:

Special children in corporation schools, who otherwise, wouldn't have received professional counseling and therapy will greatly benefit from this program.

The following will be the impact of the program.
•       Children with special needs will be mainstreamed through early identification and remedial intervention
•       Significant improvement in the child's developmental, educational and social gains by enabling integration
•       Guidance and support to teachers on effective managing strategies for  integrating children in their classrooms
•       Education of parents and teachers to appreciate issues around developmental delays and disabilities