Trinayani

Conduct Awareness Workshops

The biggest barriers people with disabilities encounter are other people. A disability is something that immediately lands someone in a special education classroom, separating them from the rest. In reality, however, a person with a disability does not, in any way, want the sympathetic looks on our faces. He/She does not want people to feel sorry for him or her. People with impairments just want a regular life.

Disability awareness means educating people regarding disabilities. When a person is being referred to as disabled, the word itself makes us sympathise with them. The image that we see is probably of someone in a wheelchair or someone who is mentally disabled and is not capable of carrying out routine tasks properly.

Disability Awareness to us at our NGO TRINAYANI means helping oneself or someone else make the leap from confusion & fear to acceptance & understanding. We work towards demystifying the subject of disability through disability awareness training, conducted by both disabled and non-disabled presenters, experts in their field and self-advocates from various disabilities and backgrounds. Urging people to listen for connections and commonalities leads to suspension of assumptions about persons with disabilities. Hence corporate workshops are designed to inculcate awareness in all the employees of all companies. This awareness includes understanding how to interact with and make the company’s services accessible to such people in order to maintain strong business relationships with them.

We use multiple strategies to teach others the value of recognizing people with disabilities as equals, who are just as capable of amazing feats in various fields and as such to be treated with the utmost respect and recognition.

 

The workshops that we conduct for teachers and students focus on the following:

 

  1. Understanding the meaning of disabilities and how it is not a reflection of an individual’s personality.
  2. Dealing and communicating with people that have disabilities.
  3. Explaining the types of disabilities that can be expected in society; particularly among fellow students.
  4. The concept of social equality regardless of disabilities.

Following is a table with the list of few of our one-off workshops along with the details of when and where they were conducted

Date Workshop Session conducted for Session conducted by
10th February, 2016 Parents workshop Hashu Advani College of Special Education, Mumbai Ritika Sahni
25th February, 2016 Train the Trainer Disability Advocacy Workshop in partnership with GiftAbled Stakeholders from various NGOs in CISCO Office, Bangalore Facilitator Prathana Unkalkar Kaul
29th Feb 2016 Disability Awareness Shriram Millenium School Ritika Sahni
10th March 2016 Sensitization Workshop SSA Teachers at ADAPT Ritika Sahni
13th March 2016 Sensitization Media Students of MET Ritika Sahni
1st and 2nd April 2016 Train the Trainer Disability Advocacy Workshop AADI Delhi Ritika Sahni
10th April 2016 Sensitization BMC school Sion Class IV students Ritika Sahni
3rd June, 2016 Workshop conducted in Hindi Community workers of Sahyog Ritika Sahni
7-8th Sept 2016 Sensitization workshop Bangalore International Airport Ltd Ritika Sahni
13th and 14th Sep 2016 Train the Trainers Disability Advocacy Workshop Prerna Educational Center Siliguri Ritika Sahni
7th Oct, 2016 Snakes and Ladder game session Rizvi College of Architecture for first year students Ritika Sahni
18-19th October 2016 Sensitization workshop Bangalore International Airport Ltd Ritika Sahni
1st November 2016 Sensitization workshop Bangalore International Airport Ltd Ritika Sahni
7-8th Nov 2016 2 day Train the Trainer Workshop title Understanding the needs of passengers with reduced mobility Air India Sats Trivandrum Ritika Sahni
24-25th November 2016 2 day Train the Trainer Workshop title Understanding the needs of passengers with reduced mobility Air India Sats Delhi Ritika Sahni
1-2nd December 2016 2 day Train the Trainer Workshop title Understanding the needs of passengers with reduced mobility Air India Sats Hyderabad Ritika Sahni
3rd December, 2016 Sensitization workshop Rizvi College of Architecture Bandra Sunita Sanzeti & Neenu Kewlani
8-9th December 2016 2 day Train the Trainer Workshop title Understanding the needs of passengers with reduced mobility Air India Sats Bangalore Ritika Sahni
10th August, 2017 Learning Disability Simulation Lab RIMS International School Andheri, West Padma Shastry and Ritika Sahni
19th August, 2017 Learning Disability Simulation Lab Beacon High School Padma Shastry and Ritika Sahni
21st August, 2017 Learning Disability Simulation Lab Fazlani Globale International School Padma Shastry and Ritika Sahni
Across academic year 2017 Snakes and Ladder game session For teachers of Delhi Public School in Patna, Ludhiana, Coimbatore and Pune Ritika Sahni
6th October 2018 Facilitating Inclusive Education in Schools in Association with US Consulate General Mumbai Principals and stakeholders Ritika Sahni,
11 th-13th Oct 2018 Sensitization Sessions for parents, Special Educators and Donors Vihang Special school and Omkar Balwadi Ritika Sahni
3rd Dec, 2018 Snakes and Ladder game session For students of Rajhans Vidyalaya, supported by Rotary Club, Juhu Ritika Sahni
September 2018 Snakes and Ladder game session in Bengali Prerana Educational Center, Siliguri
17th December till 21st December 2018 25 mins Inclusivity Awareness Sessions (18 sessions across stakeholders) YES Bank, Indian Bulls Center, Mumbai Ritika Sahni
1st Feb 2019 Ask Me Anything Session Toyo Engineering Pvt Ltd Vikhroli East, Mumbai Ritika Sahni, Bijoli Shah

Specifically, we design workshops for:

  1. The Academic Sector (including students, teachers and non-teaching staff):
  • Disability Sensitization Workshops for Regular Schools ( Click Here)
  • Disability Sensitization workshops for students and staff of Delhi Public Schools ( Click Here)
  • Parents Disability Camp at Andaman ( Click Here)
  • Diversity Sensitization through our version of Snakes & Ladders game with children of HPCL Colony, Chembur ( Click Here)
  • Triumph Together Inclusive Visual Arts Workshops ( Click Here)
  • Trinayani Sign Language Workshops ( Click Here)
  • 2 day Train the Trainer (TTT) Disability Advocacy workshop conducted by Ritika Sahni for Ngo Prerana, Siliguri (Click Here)
  • Train the Trainer (TTT) Disability Advocacy workshop conducted by Ritika Sahni in partnership with Giftabled Bangalore (Click Here)

  1. The Corporate Sector
  • Trinayani Workshops for Corporates, Media Houses and Other Stakeholders (Click Here)
  • Disability Sensitization Workshops  for Air India Sats in Gurgaon, Trivandrum, Bangalore and Hyderabad (Nov-Dec 2016) conducted by Ritika Sahni (Click Here)