Artworks by our CreativeSaathis B.Gunin Khushi and B.Sushil Khushi
1. Title- Imaginary animals
Artist B.Gunin Khushi, 9 years
Description – Imaginary animals Brlion – It is an imaginary animal. An animal mixed with a bird face and a lion body and hair. It has cool ideas to do things. It lives in mountain caves. Catfish – It is a combination of half cat and half fish. These creatures live in sea caves. It eats rat and fish. Chickensnake – It has hen head and snake body. It loves to play hide and seek on tree branches. Gorilgator – It is a combination of alligator and gorilla. It loves to scare animals and stops reptiles and ape fighting’s. It lives in large trees surrounded by water. Hammer-head-snake – Its head looks like a hammer and has snake shaped body. Its strong head can even break a mountain rock. It lives in burrows.
Artist B.Gunin Khushi, 9 years I am Gunin. Studying 3rd STD in KRM school, Chennai. I love dinosaur, maths, direct action movie, eat pizza😅 I want to become an entrepreneur (innovative company creator).
2. Title- Imaginary Cars
Artist- B.Sushil Khushi, 7 years
Description – Bavana Beast car – It is my own imaginary car. It transforms into anything as I wish. Duke bike – It is my favorite super duper stylish bike. Bugatti car – My car is the world’s fastest car.
B. Sushil Khushi I am Sushil Khushi studying 2nd standard in Vivekananda Vidhyalaya school. I love cars, bikes, robots and mechanics. I like to be happy and make others also happy.
Dr. Gayatri Narsimhan is a passionate Special Educator, Inclusive Education specialist, Vocational Trainer and Counsellor, with over a decade of experience in these fields. She is a true changemaker in the field of special education and vocational training.
With her vast experience and knowledge in these fields, she founded Prakramika Institute in Chennai, India, in 2014 to work for the betterment of children with special needs. Her goal was to improve the quality of life of children with special needs, equip them to be independent, and integrate them into society to lead a meaningful and dignified life.
Dr. Narsimhan is a passionate special educator, inclusive education specialist, vocational trainer, and counselor. She has a doctorate in Special Education and a post-graduate degree in Psychology, as well as specializations in yoga as therapy, handwriting modification, sensory therapy, behavior modifications, and related professional qualifications. She is also a “POSH Practitioner” and ‘Internal Committee Specialist’ to address grievances related to Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace.
As the main faculty of PVI, she is involved in providing skill development courses online to hundreds of children and young adults with special needs and empowering them to work in various industries through collaborations with placement firms. Her work and initiatives towards these children are offered only as a service, without any compromise on the quality and rigor needed for these courses.
Since its inception in 2015, PVI has successfully conducted free comprehensive vocational training in major Indian cities, such as Lucknow, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune, and Kozhikode (in tie-up with NGOs) and also in Oman for special educators, teachers, parents, and caregivers of neurodiverse children/adults.
After the onset of the pandemic, PVI commenced free online training sessions/webinars for the neurodiverse community in both India and Oman.
In January 2021, PVI offered the first course on Front office management to 14 neurodiverse adults from India, Oman, and Abudhabi. The course was conducted online due to the pandemic, but by proper structuring of the course, focusing more on practical demonstrations and arranging interactions with professionals from the hotel industry, the course ensured that the students acquired the needed skills.
Buoyed by the success and to give more options to the neurodiverse, the program was widened in June 2021 to offer a three-month course on Front office management, graphic design, teacher assistant, workplace communication, and MS Office. In view of the rising demand and popularity of the courses, PVI scaled up its operations to offer free structured Career Pro courses since January 2022. Even though the courses offered are free, there is no compromise in quality, as it is ensured that the curriculum is suitable to the skills required and there is quality in content delivery.
Through PVI, Dr. Narsimhan has touched the lives of countless neurodiverse individuals, providing them with the skills and training they need to succeed in life. Her dedication to this cause has helped to improve the lives of those with special needs, allowing them to lead more independent and fulfilling lives. Dr. Narsimhan is a true changemaker, and her work will continue to inspire and benefit generations to come.
A video blog by Pinki Kumar on sensory play activities
Author Pinki Kumar
Pinki is a special educator, play therapist and a mother of a neurodivergent kid. She has a YouTube channel Play and learn to teach different methods and strategies. These videos are a great resource for the parents to help their child learn various skills.