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Bhuvana – A Beacon of Hope for Children With Special Needs


As Dr Bhuvana Vasudevan, a particular educator in Puducherry enters her classroom at Bridges Learning Vidyalaya, youngsters there largely with dyslexia and autism radiate with pleasure and happiness.  Some clap, some hug her and a few say, ‘Good morning, Madam’.

It’s a demanding job as these youngsters with particular wants take an extended time to study. It requires persistence and persistence. But Dr Bhuvana is passionate. With a great mixture of chalk and discuss strategies and different approaches she adopts totally different methods for various children.

In the 90s she gave up her profitable job with corporates and Kendriya Vidyalaya, to arrange her personal Bridges Learning Vidyalaya and make a distinction to the lives of kids with particular wants. In reality, mother and father of a kid who benefitted from her instructing provided her their place to start out the college.  She has remodeled lives of greater than 6,000 youngsters with particular wants over the past three many years since 1995.

“I never used to complain to the parent that your child isn’t doing well or not studying. We know the child has a problem and we only have to find a solution and make him or her go to the next level. That should be the role of a teacher,” says Dr Bhuvana, the founding father of the college.

In class XII we met Kasi Prasad, an autistic little one who took an lively half as Dr Bhuvana taught. His mom S Vijayalakshmi painfully recollected how the earlier common college he studied in, confirmed him the door as he didn’t measure as much as their expectations. Now after seven years below Dr Bhuvana’s care at Bridges he is all set to hitch faculty. Kasi has taken Business Mathematics in larger secondary. He desires to develop into a enterprise tycoon like Mr Mukesh Ambani. 

When requested what steps he plans to take to grasp his dream to develop into just like the boss of Reliance, Kasi added “I’d take a series of steps including planning, organising, directing, controlling, motivating, staffing and coordinating”.

On his progress over time his mom stated, “When we go out, he behaves like a normal child. We see a good change in him.”


Bhuvana Vasudevan, a particular educator in Puducherry

In a quiet posh residential space within the former French colony, 22-year-old Al Mubeen’s mother and father by no means anticipated their little one with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) would move class X. He might neither write nor learn on the college he studied earlier. But 9 years of education by Dr Bhuvana modified all the things. Now he is pursuing his MBA at a central college after cracking an all-India entrance check. Now he plans to go overseas to work. On what made a distinction, Al Mubeen stated, “For every person she teaches in a different way. So that’s how as a student I managed to become what I am today.”

Putting Dr Bhuvana’s mannequin in a nutshell, his mom Noorul Arafath stated, “They teach children with special needs so well. They take good care and uplift them.”

Not distant, one other alumnus Vigneswaran’s household can also be pleased. For the dyslexic little one with a low vanity a decade in the past, Dr Bhuvana’s college became a springboard. After ending class X from Bridges, he earned a diploma, labored for a number of years and became an innovator. Now he is ending his B Tech. He has even designed a contactless vessel cleansing machine for eating places as a part of his faculty mission. 

On what Ms Bhuvana means to him, Vigneswaran turns emotional and says, “My Bhuvana mam is next to my mom. She developed my confidence level. My long term career plan is to become an industrialist, finding solutions to problems.”

P Subbarayan, his father and an engineer working for Puducherry Government added with folded arms, “I can not imagine once I examine the way in which he was in school VIII and the way in which he’s now. He handles pc software program now. All that is due to Bhuvana madam solely. We thank her.”

A bulk of her college students are from much less privileged backgrounds and Dr Bhuvana collects no charge from them. She plans to digitise her school rooms so youngsters with particular wants might be engaged even higher with expertise.

“We are in want of fifteen lakh rupees for this. This can be a boon for these youngsters as we might be capable to educate them much more successfully with multi- dimensional instructing and audio-visual strategies. Computers would equip us to coach college students in areas like knowledge entry and resort administration associated vocational alternatives “.


Bhuvana Vasudevan at Bridges Learning Vidyalaya teaches youngsters largely with dyslexia and autism

Those who want to assist her could switch funds to her account:

Pondicherry Dyslexia Association

A/c no: 087109000198457

IFSC: CIUB0000087

City Union Bank, Pondicherry

Although there aren’t any scientific numbers but, specialists say 15 to 17 p.c of kids could have particular wants for schooling in various levels. A bulk of them are from poor backgrounds. There can also be a dearth of certified and dedicated lecturers. Amid these challenges Dr Bhuvana Vasudevan stands tall as a beacon of hope.

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