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Training in website administration and uploading

To train the staff of ADAPT at Mumbai, to restructure and develop the website and to enhance their capacity to update its content regularly. ADAPT currently does have a website (http://www.adaptssi.org/home.html), but it needs to be given a fresh look and needs to be made more attractive. ADAPT would like the organisation's website to reflect its ethos and values; it needs to have a contemporary look and feel; yet remain scholarly, in line with ADAPT's focus on research in the field of disability studies and on providing services. Dr. Alur would like the revamped website to be a brochure to the world, of their past, present and future plans too. They would also require that 4 staff members (administrative staff and field coordinators) be trained by the web designer/s to update and maintain the website. The ability to update the website will help ADAPT staff to make their important activities visible to a larger public, thus increasing awareness about disability and issues of the disabled. Also since there are many activities and events conducted at ADAPT, there is a need to constantly update the website from time to time, with the objective of making ADAPT staff autonomic and not depending of an external person/company to update it irregularly. It will help in the latest information getting uploaded on the website immediately. The training will also have enabled ADAPT to: - Enhance its reputation, highlighting ADAPT programmes and activities to get more visibility - Increase the number of individual donors as well as volunteers willing to be involved in ADAPT’s activities - Increase the awareness about disability The support is available locally, but ADAPT cannot access because it is costly and not affordable.
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To support ADAPT in the improvement of its website and develop its staff capacity to contribute to the website’s content update. The volunteer will be able to work on the ADAPT existing website to re-design it and make it more attractive. He/She will also transfer skills to the staff in charge of administration as well as field coordinators so that they can edit it and add new contents. The website was created by a company but it will be possible for the volunteer to work on improving it or he/she can also work on any platform of their choice if he/she should wish to begin all over. ADAPT is essentially looking at redesigning the website, - text and AV material will be put together by the Research and Documentation team and provided to the web designer/s responsible for the new website; the R&D team will also work with the designers to explain exactly what is required; designers will be free to innovate and be creative, but within the boundaries of the Chairperson's expectations of the website's purpose and appearance. There will be no change in domain name. At the end of the mission participants will be able to: -Develop and manage their website -Update information and project activity on the website regularly and independently
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Congé solidaire
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The participants will be from the administration staff and the field coordinators
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The Participants will be Administrative staff as well as field Coordinators of ADAPT. They are 20 to 40 years. Administrative staff gives administration support to all projects like record keeping, correspondence with donors and other stakeholders. They have been chosen because they will be in charge of adding new contents regularly. They have received no training neither on website maintenance or uploading contents.All of them are University graduates.
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Able Disabled All People Together (ADAPT) (formerly The Spastics Society of India) is a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) that was set up to address the lack of services and the lack of knowledge about multiple disabilities in general and cerebral palsy in particular. The main aim was to alert the nation to their needs and show how the government and community could help them to be included into existing services. ADAPT was founded by Dr. Mithu Alur in 1972. Dr. Mithu Alur has, since 1966, been working for the education of disabled children through innovative educational experiments, closely involved in education, healthcare and employment for persons and children leading to social change, legislation and social policy. As a tribute to her effort, the organization got the Prestigious Award of the Best Voluntary Society in the country in 1987. In 1989, Dr. Alur was honoured with a Padmashri (equivalent to an Order of the British Empire) by the then Rajiv Gandhi Government. The socio-eco-cultural background of the population with whom ADAPT mainly works is of low educational and economic levels. There is lack of awareness among parents, teachers and the larger community about dealing with disability, special needs of the disabled child and coping mechanisms necessary for accepting a child with disability. The ADAPT’s services are in the areas of education, therapy, assessment, training for all stakeholders namely parents, teachers, therapists, government officials etc, advocacy, vocational training. Today, ADAPT is one of the leading organisations working for children with developmental disorders in a service delivery framework on the ground level, as well as an academic institution providing various courses. It has all the facilities of identification, assessment, education and treatment; it has early infant clinics for babies, schools providing a holistic program combining education and treatment under one roof; vocational training units for young adults promoting employment; department working for policy change, advocacy and awareness, research and dissemination units. The overall aim of the organisation is to support India’s social and economic policy reform within a human rights context. ADAPT believes that disabled people have equal rights and opportunities within an inclusive society. The strategic goals (core objectives) of the organisation include: • To increase the access of children to educational and healthcare opportunities irrespective of disability, gender and social disadvantage • To promote the exchange of information and ideas on sustainable inclusion policy and practice • To develop resources to support a sustainable model for the universalisation of primary education • To foster community attitudes, professional practices leading to legislation measures supportive of inclusive education and a social model of disability • To develop and implement placement and post-placement strategies for increasing employability of people with disabilities. • To influence public opinion, policies and legislation concerned with the rights and needs of disabled youth. For thirty-five years ADAPT has tirelessly worked toward initiating inclusive practices in education and employment. Today ADAPT’S four centres in Mumbai, stand out as unique models, where special education is demystified and inclusion has taken centre-stage. ADAPT services have provided assessment, treatment, inclusive education, continuum of support services for inclusion in schools, colleges and workspaces, skills training and job placement for all persons with disability, and from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds. It runs inclusive schools at Colaba, Bandra and the slums of Dharavi and a skills development centre at Chembur. In addition it offers training for teachers, therapists and parents. ADAPT has lobbied for and obtained educational reforms that allow children with disability to have writers and get extra time for their school and university exams. At the international level, ADAPT has engaged with multilateral agencies and international organizations, foreign governments, the education sector, universities and academic institutions, and national and international NGOs. ADAPT’S three anganwadis (early childcare centre) provide care and support to 1,500 households through direct contact. Additionally 15,000 households are impacted by ADAPT’s indirect services and community awareness programmes. All children in the area of the anganwadis can avail of the educational, therapy, and nutritional services provided. Each anganwadis services approximately one hundred children, and classes function in two batches of fifty children each. All teachers in the anganwadi follow a uniform curriculum, based on an enrichment program designed by Dr.Alur. ADAPT provides services to around 1000 children and 10000 families annually. More than 5,000, babies, children and young people have come for assessment and remedial programmes over the last 40 years. Over 3000 preschool children with and without disabilities have been admitted into inclusive nurseries and schools. Their students have pursued careers in accounting, journalism, finance, computing, librarianship and some have set up their own successful businesses. Others have pursued academics at the Masters and PhD level. Approximately 700 adults with disability have been trained through their vocational courses. ADAPT is a trust, composed of 7 trustees, 7 members of the governing body and 279 members. 140 employees and 30 volunteers are regularly working in the organization. ADAPT raise funds through annual fundraising event that they organize (Annual Show, I Can Bazaar, Inclusive Mela) or they are involve in (Mumbai marathon). ADAPT receive support from individuals, corporate houses, service organizations, their stakeholders in the community and other institutions who sponsor part of the education and therapy of some of ADAPT students. ADAPT have a sliding scale for fees and parents pay according to their income level for the services received. ADAPT had international projects with funding from UNICEF, CIDA (Canada), BMZ (Germany), The Women’s Council, (UK) and at present HPCL is partly supporting the education and therapy of 300 students.
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The volunteer will be picked up by a taxi driver from ADAPT. It will take around 1 hour to get to ADADAT’s office.
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Bombay [Sahar (Santa Cruz) International Airport]
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The Planète Urgence volunteer will stay in a hotel, in an individual room with attached bathroom.
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The training will take place in the ADAPT office. Missions could be done any time of the year. The facilities available for the training are: Computers with MS Office, LCD projector, Internet connection Most PCs have Windows XP and some of them have Windows 7 installed; the few laptops used in the organisation mostly have Windows XP, and perhaps a couple would have Windows 7. MS Office versions vary between Office 2003 and Office 2013. The hardware in a lot of computers is outdated, making the machines slower. ADAPT has also begun to move towards digitization of their important documents, which is contributing, consequently to reduction of storage and computing space.
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