Trivandrum: Group of Technology Companies (GTech) will organise a mega Carnival to raise funds to support special education programmes for children affected by Dyslexia. The event called Mission One Million will be a three hour sporting and entertainment extravaganza and will be held on August 01, 2015.
The event is open to IT professionals, their friends, families and people from all walks of life. The proceeds of the carnival will largely be in support of Travancore National School, a special school for children with learning disability, the only one of its kind in the capital. The funds will be raised through corporate sponsorship and sale of admission tickets. Corporate Dodge Ball, fun games and entertainment will form the highlights of the event.
“According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), one in ten children is believed to have learning disabilities. Absence of special schools and qualified teaching professionals is a challenge. Research points out that early intervention can make a meaningful impact. Through this initiative, we hope to make a difference,” said Anoop P Ambika, Secretary of GTech in a press release.
The funds raised through the carnival will be used to develop infrastructure at the Travancore National School. The school that operates out of a house near Sasthmangalam now has 40 students. “We have several enquiries from parents of children affected by Dyslexia. However, we are unable to enrol more for want of space and other facilities,” said Sandhya Prajin, Director of Travancore National School.
Kerala IT News
Photograph from a previous GTech fund raising event