Friday, October 17, 2014


On October 11 2014 Esha conducted theater workshop at SAP lab Gurgaon,SAP Labs researchers, design, and delivers leading edge softer applications that enhance and extend. SAP solutions, and is recognized within the SAP global organization as one prime contribution to innovation, quality ans service.

Theater workshop done by Raju Koli. These workshops are based on the Theater Technique, and are therefore, inclusive, activity based, and fun. These workshops provide a refreshing change from the standard Team Building and other workshops usually used employees and friends in a group.

The main aim of these workshops was:
1. To make the participants more aware of their own gifts
2. To make everyone a sensitive to the special needs of the differently-able.

It was a great experience and a great success.








READ FEST AT SAP LAB

The Read Fest is a simple event conducted at SAP labs by Esha on oct 11 Employees volunteer. On the designated day, a team of volunteers guides the readers to an empty meeting/class room, provides books and keeps track of what has been recorded. 

The reading volunteers were encouraged to record in Indian languages. Most blind and print disabled children are only familiar with an Indian language. We were able to collect lot of data that will help visually impaired people.

WONDERFULLY DONE!!!





Wednesday, October 1, 2014

READ FEST CONDUCTED AT QUATRRO

Its was really a great success and lot of employees took initiative to do the recording.



Monday, September 22, 2014

Visit to Saksham Bal Vikas Sanstha


 Today we visited Saksham Bal Vikas Sanstha, it was totally a different experience. Saksham Bal Vikas Sanstha was created with a goal of changing this scenario and building the foundation of knowledge among underprivileged children to assure their socioeconomic development and bringing these children in the mainstream society with an aim to finish the barrier between them and the privileged children.

We went there to spread awareness about the Esha’s online audio library that Esha had started. They were very impressed by the audio library and also the collection of the recording we are having. We also believe that the transformation in the lives of these children can only when more and more fortunate people start actively taking part in finding a solution. And our audio library has been one of the thing which will help in the development of the children.



At Saksham, every child has a right to the opportunity to build a meaningful future. We felt that at Saksham they are doing a wonderful job and it was a great experience visiting there. And providing education means empower children.







Sunday, September 21, 2014

 Hi friends,

As I am Esha’s coordinator I m very glad to inform you that today I visited AADI- Action for Ability Development and Inclusion situated in New Delhi, India. The rural arm of AADI is AADI is headquartered in Dayalpur, haryana. AADI’s vision is of a world in which people with disability are an integral part of society, participating in the community and living life to the fullest, with equitable access to opportunities and services.

They were very glad in knowing about the Esha audio online library and they also said that its will very useful for them as well as for the parents of the children coming there. They were saying that this library is not only useful for the blind but for every disabled person can use this library.

I am very happy that through Esha I am getting such wonderful opportunities .


Friday, September 19, 2014

PAINTING WORKSHOP FOR BLIND

Hi friends!!!

I am Alisha Esha’s coordinator. Today I really had a wonderful experience. Today I went to Junta Blind School, Gurgaon for painting workshop for the children with major and minor sight loss.

The children were encouraged that even those with little sight to take up this wonderful pastime. It is very relaxing and a great way of enjoyment for the children. I had assumed that blind people would have little interest or talent in creating images. I was very wrong. It is clear that blind people can appreciate the use of outlines and perspective to describe the arrangement of objects and other surfaces in space. But pictures are more than literal representations. For them the importance of touch and feeling is more when creating art without sight.

They felt that they would always be an inferior way of creating art when compared to what could be accomplished with eyesight. But more than this though their entire perception has been changed. Children were very happy and excited. Students asked me to repeat this workshop again. And the best part was that even though they were having difficulties in making the drawings they were not ready to give up. They said they will slowly connect with this new thing they started learning. ; It was a really wonderful experience for both me and students.



















Thursday, September 18, 2014

REX Conclive 2013-14

This year, we spoke about the importance of adding a fourth cornerstone to dialogues around special ability and employment. That fourth cornerstone is - interest.

Raju Koli, who has been conducting the theatre workshops for the sighted for a few years now, shares his experience and how it has enriched him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_b8yFdhSos

We believe that a lot of Raju's excellence comes from the fact that he is genuinely interested in his work. He loves it. what do you think?