Essence of Shadhinota: A Challenge 2011
Project: রংধনু [Rainbow]
1. Amana Ahmed, AIUB
2. Maher Khan, MM
3. Sani Montasir (IIUC)
4. Sadia Majid
5. Sharmin Sultana (DCC) ,
6. Shafquat Zaman Solon
7. Tamzid Kashem (IBA)
8. Nazia Nusrat Shoumi (IUB)
Mentor: Essence Grad. Progga Zaman, Law Academy
Challenge: Visit Autism Welfare Foundation (AWF) and/or Society for the Education of the Intellectually Disabled (SEID).
Your goals: Take a group of autistic children out on a recreational trip. Collect toys for them. Make toys for them. Be creative. Hold an attractive art exhibition with pictures drawn by autistic children. Be creative.
Helpful tip: Your venue for the exhibition can be your ending ceremony.
You can sell some of the pictures and donate the money to the organization/s you’ve worked with.
Your contact: AWF: 01552363575, AWF Dr. Leedy Huq: 01817602183; SEID: House 9/6, Block D, Lalmatia, Dhaka 1207.
Primary Budget given: 5000/- BDT
Write about your experience there. How one can help them to be a part of our usual society.
What are obstacles and how those should be lower.
|31th March||1.30 pm||
||Amana Ahmed Sani Montasir Nazia Nusrat Shoumi Sharmin Akter Moni Maher Khan Sadia Majid Pramiti Saleh Tamjeed Sayeed|
|2nd April||2.00 pm||
||Sharmin Sultana Nazia Nusrat Shoumi|
|3rd April||9.30 am||
||Amana Ahmed Sharmin Sultana Maher Khan Sani Montasir Sadia Majid Nazia Nusrat Shoumi|
||Sani Montasir Sadia Majid Sharmin Sultana Amana Ahmed Maher Khan|
150 bubbles toys: Tk.1500
Chocolates: 170 + 165 + 300 = Tk. 635
Cartoon erasers: Tk.420
Total Spent: Tk. 2555
Left: Tk. 2445
Report of team: Prism
“Essence of Shadhinota : A challenge 2011” it sounds uncommon right? What could be the essence of Freedom? We all had the same curiosities when we participated in the workshop on Essence of Shadhinota which was held on 26th March our independence day.
Our responsibility was to be acquainted with autistic children of AWF( Autism Welfare Foundation ). It was a big challenge. After a lot of thinking we decided that project’s name would be “Rangdhonu (Rainbow)” and our groups name would be “Prism”.Why Prism? And why Rangdhanu? We had chosen Randhanu and Prism because we desired to spread the light of rangdhanu through prism to those special childrens. We were excited to meet this challenge. After managing the time of all group members we went to AWF at 31st March. Then we talked with the principal of the school. We took permission from the principal to work with the children. The principal assured us to help us as far as she could. We apprised her about our plan for arranging art competition of
the childrens. And fund could be raised by selling those arts. We also told her that we could take the children in an outdoor trip which she didn’t agree because of their other schedules. She also advised that an art competition would be held on 3rd April & we can help them if we want which we accepted gladly.
Then on the 3rd April all the group member gather at 9.30 am in the school. And the principal introduced us with some of the teachers. After discussing with the teachers we were given two hours time on 6th April for exhibiting cartoons through multimedia. Art competition started by 10.00 am & all of our group members were helping the children to draw pictures. Some of the pictures were so beautiful that we were astonished. Some of the children were very attentive while drawing the pictures. We offered chocolates to the children which they gladly accepted. Some of them were asking for more. They also told us thanks and give us their heavenly smile.
On the big day the 6th of April we came along with the projector the cartoons chocolates not forgetting the CommunityAction Banner!After half an hour of animations and chit chat, we gave the special surprise- bubbles!Oh! We did not know which was more fun-teaching the children how to play with them or playing it for them!
Our only regret is that we could not sponsor any poor autistic child thanks to the rigorous schedule of AWF due to the autism awareness day.And that is our failure standard.
All in all we made new friends not just with each other but also with the autistic children,their teachers and families!And none of this would have been possible without each and every team member.Hats off to everyone- all of you have made my day and I have been proud to be your leader. I couldn’t have asked for a better team!