Therapeutic residential center for people with special needs

Riya Learning Centre

Riya Learning Centre (RLC)

RLC is an initiative for economic empowerment of Intellectually challenged [(L)earn – learn and earn] targeted at Differentially abled children above 18 years of age

The official census has stated a significant part of our population in Karnataka is disabled one way or another. By giving them special education organizations has been successful in creating a normal life. But financial security for such children from poor background has always been a problem. Though government benefits are available for them, very few are benefited from it.

“Riya Learning Centre” helps individuals with varied intellectual challenges, develop a career by learning basic computer operations with minimum reasoning. The course structure for this training program is based on AMBA CEEIC (Bangalore). Our main aim till present has been to provide comprehensive care and educate such children to develop social skill. We now have taken one more step to make life better for them by providing a platform for a career. Our goal is of economic empowerment of deferentially able children

 Training center

Problem to be addressed:

The empowerment of special children does not stop at providing care and making them successful at social level. It completes only when their hidden talents are made use for self and the society. It becomes a necessity to make them eligible for a career, when they reach adulthood. Special education for such teenagers is very much in demand. The challenge is to provide knowledge in a way that will make more meaning to them. The philosophy of education is incomplete without a specific learning process for these adults.

Our initiative towards this problem is by providing a training course on basic computer operations, through Riya Learning Centre. This training provides them with the opportunity to use computer as a tool for data entry. With growing development in the computer and telecom field, the children trained in this course can have chance to develop a career out of it. We have based this learning centre based on the curriculum devised by AMBA CEEIC.

Amba CEEIC is an organization that greatly benefits with adults developmental disorders and extremely delayed milestones and those who have difficulty to go through mainstream learning by peer training and supervision. The main activity of the organization is doing visual and functional data entry for mainstream organizations. The organization has been awarded the Ashoka fellowship for the specific curriculum that has made it possible to mainstream this community and give them the dignity to become contributors to the society. The training program has made these adults contributing members of their families and society, making the parents proud. The mainstream companies that support this endeavour meet their CSR needs while getting back their office work done, thus benefitting both sides.

AMBA CEEIC usually works with existing institutions like Riya Foundation by using their infrastructure, trainers and peers to take the process forward. Riya Learning Centre (RLC) is the result of such collaboration, where the members of Riya foundation are trained to carry out the training thus addressing the differently abled adults in need of a competent career.

Curriculum:

This curriculum prepares the youngsters with varied intellectual challenges to do functional data entry with minimum reasoning. The learning process stimulates the brain and enables the functional usage of computer. It brings about sustainable livelihood for extremely low functioning intellectually challenged persons. The course structure is designed in such a way that it does not impart computer literacy but enables the individual to use computer as a tool for visual data entry. Our course involves the training in the following

  1. Identifying parts of the computer – Opening and closing the computer. Functional usage of mouse with Paint
  2. Introduction to WORD and usage along with its tools:
  3. Training on the functional usage of Excel:
  4. Internet and emailing:
  5. Basic troubleshooting while using a computer.

Too much of information can be disastrous to this community, hence the aim is to encourage peer training and supervision. Training becomes complete only when the implementing for practical purposes and enabling sustainable livelihood. Hence more focus is given for getting back office work immediately on completing training. As a large percentage of the beneficiaries cannot understand the alphabets and numbers when they start training, special attention is given to ensure the proper understanding of the learning purpose. The trainees also benefit from this program by developing skill to train (as assistant trainers) other prospective students with a considerate stipend. These assistant trainers perform both data entry for mainstream organizations as well as address adults similar to them. This improves the learning process as the trainers have a better understanding of the difficulties faced during the curriculum.

 2013-11-04 15.45.41

 

To quote Charles Darwin: “it is not the strongest of species that survive, not the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”. Education must therefore reinvent the reconstruct itself so that to be “built to last” is actually “built to change.” The goal of developing schools as caring communities for all students may seem a distant dream; but then are not the fantasies of yesterday, the realization of today. With our initiative we have taken a step towards that dream, and hoping to get the required support from all communities of the society.

61 Comments
  1. You really make it seem so easy together with your presentation but I find this matter tobe really something which I feel I might never understand.It kind of feels too complicated and very large for me.I am looking ahead on your next post, I will try to get the dangle of it!

  2. hi!,I like your writing very a lot! proportion we keep up
    a correspondence more approximately your article on AOL?
    I require a specialist in this space to solve my problem.
    May be that is you! Taking a look ahead to peer you.

  3. Hi my friend! I want to say that this article is awesome, nice written and come
    with approximately all significant infos. I’d like to
    peer more posts like this .

  4. Great delivery. Great arguments. Keep up the amazing work.

  5. I’m really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog.
    Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself?
    Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a great blog like this one today.

  6. This web site definitely has all the information and facts I wanted about this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  7. What’s up, this weekend is nice designed for me, as this time iam reading this impressive educational post here at myhome.

  8. Nice blog here! Also your site loads up fast! What web host are you using?
    Can I get your affiliate link to your host? I wish my web site loaded up as fast as yours lol

  9. Does your site have a contact page? I’m havingtrouble locating it but, I’d like to shoot you an email.I’ve got some suggestions for your blog you might beinterested in hearing. Either way, great site and I look forward to seeing it develop over time.

  10. We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community.
    Your web site offered us with valuable info to work on. You have done an impressive job and our whole community will be grateful to you.

  11. Hi there! Quick question that’s entirely off topic. Do you know
    how to make your site mobile friendly? My website looks weird when browsing from
    my apple iphone. I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that
    might be able to resolve this issue. If you have any recommendations, please
    share. Cheers!

  12. Aw, this was an exceptionally good post. Spending some time and actual effort to generate a very good
    article… but what can I say… I procrastinate
    a lot and don’t manage to get nearly anything done.

  13. Hi there, just became aware of your blog through Google, andfound that it’s truly informative. I am going to watch out for brussels.I will appreciate if you continue this in future.Lots of people will be benefited from your writing.Cheers!

  14. Enjoyed reading this, very good stuff, appreciate it. “It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.” by Aristotle.

  15. Hi there would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re working with?I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different browsers and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most.Can you suggest a good internet hosting provider at a fair price?Thank you, I appreciate it!

  16. You have brought up a very good points , regards for the post.

  17. I’m impressed, I must say. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head.The problem is something that too few folks are speaking intelligently about.I am very happy I found this during my search for something regarding this.

  18. Hmm it appears like your site ate my first comment (it was extremelylong) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say,I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog bloggerbut I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any helpful hints for rookie blog writers?I’d really appreciate it.

  19. Excellent pieces. Keep posting such kind of info on your page.
    Im really impressed by your site.
    Hey there, You’ve performed a great job. I will definitely digg it
    and in my view suggest to my friends. I am confident they will be benefited from this web site.

  20. Great article, exactly what I wanted to find.

  21. Wow, that’s what I was exploring for, what a data!existing here at this webpage, thanks admin of thisweb site.

  22. Hello to every , since I am truly keen of reading
    this weblog’s post to be updated on a regular basis. It contains
    nice information.

  23. This design is wicked! You definitely know how to keep a reader entertained.
    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog
    (well, almost…HaHa!) Excellent job. I really enjoyed what
    you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!

  24. I think that everything published made a ton of sense.

    But, consider this, suppose you were to create a awesome title?
    I mean, I don’t want to tell you how to run your website, but what if you added
    a headline that makes people desire more? I mean Riya Learning Centre – Riya Foundation is a little boring.
    You ought to glance at Yahoo’s front page and see how they create post headlines to get people to click.
    You might try adding a video or a picture or two to grab people
    interested about everything’ve written. In my opinion, it could make your posts a little livelier.

  25. Excellent blog here! Also your web site loads up very fast!
    What web host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to
    your host? I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  26. Whoa! This blog looks exactly like my old one!It’s on a totally different subject but it has pretty much the same layoutand design. Excellent choice of colors!

  27. Pretty! This has been an incredibly wonderful post.
    Many thanks for supplying these details.

  28. Definitely believe that that you stated. Your favourite justification appeared tobe at the web the easiest factor to remember of.I say to you, I definitely get irked at the sametime as folks think about issues that they just don’t recognise about.You managed to hit the nail upon the highest and defined out the entire thing without havingside effect , people can take a signal. Will probably be back to get more.Thanks

  29. I enjoy, lead to I discovered exactly what I was taking a look for.
    You’ve ended my four day long hunt! God
    Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

  30. Fantastic beat ! I wish to apprentice even as you amend your
    site, how could i subscribe for a blog web site? The account helped me a acceptable
    deal. I had been tiny bit familiar of this your broadcast offered shiny clear idea

  31. Hello there, just was aware of your weblog via Google, and located that it’s really informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I will be grateful should you continue this in future. Numerous people shall be benefited out of your writing. Cheers!

  32. Heya! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 4!

    Just wanted to say I love reading your blog
    and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the
    great work!

  33. Wow, wonderful weblog structure! How lengthy have you been running a blogfor? you made running a blog glance easy. The whole lookof your site is great, let alone the content!

  34. cloud stacking

  35. You have made some decent points there. I looked on the net for more info about the issue and found mostpeople will go along with your views on this site.

  36. Great weblog right here! Also your website so much up fast!
    What web host are you the usage of? Can I am getting your affiliate hyperlink on your host?
    I wish my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  37. You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but Ifind this matter to be really something which I think I would never understand.It seems too complex and very broad for me. I’m lookingforward for your next post, I’ll try to get thehang of it!

  38. I enjoy what you guys are up too. This kind of clever work and reporting!Keep up the excellent works guys I’ve included you guys to my own blogroll.

  39. Thank you for another informative web site. The place else may just
    I get that kind of information written in such a perfect method?
    I have a mission that I’m simply now working on, and I have been at the glance out for such info.

  40. It’s wonderful that you are getting thoughts from this post as well as from our argument made here.

  41. Great delivery. Sound arguments. Keep up the amazing effort.

  42. I am sure this article has touched all the internet visitors, its really really good article on building up new blog.

  43. Asking questions are in fact nice thing if you are not understanding anything entirely, but this piece of writing providesnice understanding yet.

  44. Thank you for any other informative web site. The place else may I am getting that type of info written in such a perfect approach?

    I have a venture that I am just now operating on, and I have been on the look out for such information.

  45. May I just say what a relief to find a person that truly knows what they’re discussing online.You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important.More people ought to read this and understand this side of your story.I was surprised you are not more popular because you definitely possess the gift.

  46. It’s going to be end of mine day, however before end I am reading this great post to increase my
    know-how.

Leave a Reply

Address & Contact

Riya Hope Farm
No. 2-21-111/2
Valley view villa, Kotimura,
Padavu village, Kulshekar Post,
Mangalore : 575005
Karnataka, India.

Contact :
Email: [email protected]
Phone : +91 7892-317978 / +91 824- 2231181
Office timings : Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Disclaimer

"Riya Foundation” is a registered trust (non-profit organization -155/2009-10 IV) registered with the Commissioner of Income Tax under 12-A of the Income Tax Act bearing No. R-57/80G/CIT/MNG/2011.12, established in the year 2010. Your donation is tax-deductible under 80G. We run a residential recreational facility for the people with special needs called "Riya Hope Farm", currently located at Mangalore (India).