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Deevali celebrations at Samanvai campus

Deevali is considered as the festival of victory of good over bad, festival of lighting and mainly the festival of children. Irrespective of once economic background and financial status, elders and kids come together and celebrate this festival with great joy. But people with disabilities are not able to participate in this celebration due to lack of awareness, support and courage from normal people. As always, we believe in holistic development and social awareness. Most people in the society think that people with disabilities may not participate in celebrations, rituals and fun events. But that is not correct. Evensevere disabled people can participate in all rituals like the deevali celebrations with support and supervision from friends, parents and volunteers.

Everyone has strong misconception that disabled people may hurt themselves by burstingcrackers. So people keep challenged people out of the deevali celebrations. Even most parents of challenged kids advise them not to involve in bursting crackers as they may cause damage to kids. But we at samanvai strongly feel that people with disabilities should be involvedin all social and fun events like normal people. We do understand therisk in dealing with fire crackers, however, the risk is there for everyone irrespective of their disability. So we advise normal people to assist disabled people in bursting fire crackers. This helps us to provide inclusive exposure to disabled people. We at Samanvai always try to achieve equal rights and inclusive society for disabled people. In 2011, we achieved appreciation from the society for successfully organizing colorful celebration. With this encouragement, we are planning to celebratedeevali at samanvai campus on Monday the 12th of November from 4 to 8 PM.

This will be a very enjoyable event for all our students and volunteers. We arranged fire crackers, delicious dinner, sweets and cold beverages with the help of donors. In this event, we took measures to protect our students from any sparks during bursting firecrackers. Each student will be guided by a volunteer. We thank generous donors who supported us with food, sweets, crackers and finally their time. Weinvite all our donors and well-wishers to come and share the joy with our students. This involvement will provide exchange between volunteers and challenged students. Samanvai wishes everyone a happy and cheerful Deevali!

Job Position available for samanvai Brail press manager

Samanvai needs one employee to manage its brail press. Nature of the work includes but not limited to:

  • Typing, scanning and converting Telugu Hindi and English printed material in to brail.
  • Supervising proof reading, stamping paper, binding brail books,dispatching books to requested schools and keeping records.
  • Required skills: minimum graduation, excellent communication skills in Telugu, English and Hindi, At least 2 to 3 years of work experience in brail printing work and familiarity with duxberry brail translator and Telugu software's like Baraha or Srilipi.
  • Salary: 10000 INR.

Samanvai Andhra Pradesh State Level Cricket TournamentForThe Visually challenged on 8th and 9th June, 2012

Samanvai center for children with multiple disabilities cordially invites all its volunteers, donors and general public who are interested in watching the exciting first state level cricket tournament played by young blind people on 8th of June from 8 AM to 5.30 PM and on the 9th of June from 12 Noon to 5:30 PM. Samanvai is hosting this two day tournament at Sarojini Cricket Academy, RTC Crossroads.

Samanvai believes in providing equal opportunity and exposure to the visually impaired persons to integrate them with the rest of the population. We give equal importance to sports and entertainment along with education and career. Our mission is to remove barriers, promote hidden talent and provide opportunities for extracurricular activities to people with disabilities. Samanvai believes that better exchange of ideas and integration with the rest of the society is possible through sports. Sports not only bring about competitive spirit but also enhance the physical and mental growth.

Samanvai is inviting six teams from different districts in the state. We will be providing accommodation to all out stationed players. Every player will be given a token match fees for every match. Cash prizes for winners and other grand prize will also be awarded. Samanvai will be providing the food for all players and volunteers for the two days.

Samanvai thanks all its committed and generous sponsors who are making this grand event possible with their financial and material support. Samanvai hopes to create awareness about Cricket for the visually impaired with your encouragement and support.

Samanvai requests scribes for intermediate, junior college final exams

Samanvai kindly requests help from volunteers who can spend 5 hours, including driving time, to scribe exams for intermediate first year and second year students who are visually challenged. Blind students usually need help from sighted scribes to script their exams. This will not entail any hard work from the volunteers other than having:
  • Clear plain accent
  • Legible speed hand writing
  • Ability to communicate and read printed exam paper to the student
  • Basic subject knowledge to avoid any confusion regarding symbols, graphics, tables and technical terms.
    Scribes should be able to:
    • Reach the exam location 15 minutes early to avoid any confusion in the last minute.
    • Collect the student at the exam location and proceed to the exam seating area.
    • Clearly read given instructions including the time limit, score information and, if required by the student, the whole exam paper to the student at the beginning of the exam. Once the student gives the answer, scribes should be able to record student’s answer exactly on the answer sheet. We strongly recommend volunteers to refrain from helping or writing the answer in their own words. We recommend scribes to keep an eye on the time and help students stay within the allotted time. Once the exam is completed, scribes should carefully mark all the answers and sheet numbers and fasten them securely. Please have a final word with the student about the completion of the exam and hand in the completed exam to the invigilators available there. Exam timings and locations are given below. Interested volunteers should contact our office by calling 04027900018 or 9908667878, or by emailing to Please find our contact information on our "Contact Us" page.

The exam timings are from 8AM-11AM. The centre is Nalanda College at S R Nagar, Hyderabad. Dates are:

March 2: Sanskrit
March 5: English
March 7: Civics
March 13: Economics
March 15: Commerce