Friday, March 13, 2015

Community gardening in SEVAI School for mentally challenged helps children to develop a sense of balance and wellbeing.



Community gardening activity of SEVAI School for mentally Challenged

Community gardening in SEVAI School for mentally challenged helps children to develop a sense of balance and well being.SEVAI Special School was started with 30 children in 2004 all coming from low income families. In the school all facilities and training are absolutely free. Having a baby is the happiest thing in a marriage but not, if the child is in any way less than 100% perfect. And a child, a special child, one of God's own child in other words a mentally challenged child. Most parents can never recover from the shock of having such a baby. Mental retardation refers to substantial limitations in present functioning. As many as 3 out of every 100 children in the country have mental retardation .It is characterized by significantly sub average intellectual functioning, existing concurrently with related limitations in two or more adaptive skills areas: communication, self care, home living, social skills, community use, self direction, health and safety, functional academics, leisure, and work. Most children with mental
Nutritious meals served to children
retardation can learn to do many things. It just takes them more time and effort than other children In SEVAI School situated in Arumbuhalnagar,the faculty of this school gives training to children with mentally challenged in Daily living skills, such as getting dressed, going to the bathroom, and feeding one's self, Communication skills, such as understanding what is said and being able to answer; Social skills with peers, family members, adults, and others. For children up to age three, services are provided through an early intervention system. SEVAI Staff members work with the child's family to develop individualized family services which emphasizes the unique needs of the family, so that parents and other family members know how to help their young child with mental retardation. . A child with mental retardation does well in school but is likely to need individualized help. Many children with mental retardation need help with adaptive skills, which are skills needed to live, work, and play in the community. Teachers and parents help a child work on these skills at both school and home. Children take longer to learn to speak, walk, and take care
Nursery raised
of their personal needs such as dressing or eating. They have trouble learning in school. Learning takes them longer, require more repetition, and there may be some things they cannot learn. The extent of the limits of learning is a function of the severity of the disability. Nevertheless, virtually every child is able to learn, develop, and grow to some extent. The grown up children are given vocational training in flower and kitchen gardening as gardening is well recognized for mental and health benefits of these children. Gardening can have a positive impact on physical, mental and emotional well-being and is useful in helping people with special needs.
Gardening by students
Gardening improves strength, endurance and flexibility, helping to prevent problems such as obesity and osteoporosis. Gardening can also stimulate the appetite and foster a good night's sleep. Gardening can also help with the development of social and intellectual skills, a garden can provide an oasis of calm and somewhere peaceful to escape to, helping restore a sense of balance and well-being. A healthier diet is also generally a by-product of gardening. Gardening projects aimed at improving health located in settings such as community gardens in SEVAI School for mentally challenged.-Govin

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