Fun-filled days in store for special children

Fun-filled days in store for special children

As many as 50 students may take part in the programme

As many as 50 such students from the district will be taking part in the adventure camp. The District Co-ordinator for Inclusive Education Programme Shivaji informed Deccan Herald that the programme is for Children With Special Need (CWSN) kids exclusively. The adventure and sports camp will have five day training programme. A sum of Rs 25,000 has been sanctioned for the programme and Rs 500 will be spent on each child.

There are five educational blocks in the district— Brahmavar, Udupi, Karkala, Kundapur and Byndoor. About 10 students will be selected from each block for the programme.
According to government norms, the training programme should comprise 80 per cent of differently abled children and 20 per cent normal children can be accommodated.

Sports like wall climbing, rock climbing, swimming, trekking, high jump and long jump are some of the programmes to be offered for the kids.  “These sports fuel the adventurous spirit among the kids. However the children will be chosen based purely on their ability to perform,” said Shivai adding that another programme of exposure visit for CSWN will have slice of nature, religious and historical wonders in the district.

Shivaji informed that a sum of Rs one lakh is allotted for the purpose. About 100 children will be given an opportunity to unravel the tourist spots. Once again it is 75:25 ratio when it comes to the selection of the children.

The Government has given the target of 200 children to be included in the programme but for the time being the department has decided to take only 100 children. A sum of Rs 20,000 will be allotted to each block.

“One teacher will take care of ten students. The two- day programme is something similar to the Jilla Darshan.

The first day visit will comprise of the places like Belamannu, Kaup, Pajaka, Pambur and Manipal.

The places that are planned for visit on the second day are Kota, Anegudde and Marvanthe,” he said and informed that students will also be given information on the significance of the places they visit.  They will be asked to write an essay on the places they visited.