VIDYA VIKASINI IS PROUD TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE TAMIL CHAIR AT HARWARD
A meaning to the life of the differently-abled (Monday, Oct 31, 2005)
An educationist, teacher, hard taskmaster, able administrator – none of these descriptions singly define this towering persona.
She’s been into social activities for a long time now. But S.S. Jayalakshmi feels there’s still a lot more to be done.
Aarthi asks Gowtham, “Akka ku Tripathakam vechchu kaamipiya?” Gowtham struggles a bit. However, with help from Aarthi, he succeeds in bending his ring finger. “Mudras such as these are exercises for his fingers; Arai Mandi (a half-sitting posture in Bharatanatyam) is good for his knees and calf muscles,” she explains. Aarthi Shankar is a Bharatanatyam dancer, and her pupils are children with physical and mental disabilities.
Guffaw, the annual function organised by Vidya Vikasini Matric H.S. School, Coimbatore, provided students of the primary section a wonderful opportunity to have loads of fun. Contests like “Just A Minute”, “Table Turn”, “Gana Manjari”, “Role Play” and Collage saw the participation of about 500 children.
NASEOH networked with Indian Government, National and International bodies to create Awareness on the problems and issues concerning the differently abled in the area of Education, Vocational Training, Employment and advocacy.
Adult Home Achievement
Vidya Vikasini Opportunity School, a specialised school for children with autism, cerebral palsy and mental retardation, has received the `Best Institution Award (Disabled Welfare)’ 2005. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa handed over the award to S. S. Jayalakshmi, Director of the school, at a function in Chennai recently.
Some one Special (June 3, 2011)
S.S. Jayalakshmi is a bundle of energy. But, when the 78-year-old educationist meets her ‘special’ pupils, the grandmother in her comes to the fore. A tender word of encouragement here, a gentle pat there — in five minutes, she has their full attention.
A pioneer in integrated education(COIMBATORE, January 9, 2013)