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 Amo Vidyalaya adds diversity and value to its products through Candle Making
 From State to National award winners!!! The documentaries showcased at We Care Film Fest 2011 wins the hearts of much wider audience at a much higher level.
 Odisha's 20 most deserving to receive motorized tricycle as aaina joins hands with RGF.
 Sixteen villagers at G.Udaygiri in unity get a job through MGNREGA
 Mr Sasank Kumar Padhi, State Program Manager SCBRB shares his views
 ODPN Campaign for PwDs OF Sikhya Sahayak
 ‘Count Us In’- a campaign for inclusion of PWDs in Census 2011.
 International Women’s Day 2011
 Accessibility Workshop Jan 2011
 We Can State Assembly
 Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill 2011
 Aaina takes another major step, “Towards Inclusion”as it gets involved in PACS project in Odisha
 Ms. Kasia Pilat, Program Officer Human Dignity Foundation Ireland paid visit to aaina head office on March 14, 2012.
 EC Members Welcome Hilde Marbus Program Officer CORDAID, Netherland March 20 -21
 We Can National Change Maker`s Assembly 2012
 aaina participates in International Women’s Day 2012
 REPORT OF STATE LEVEL ODPN CONVENTION 28th & 29th March 2012
 Staff at Kamakhyanagar gear up to expand their skills and their work parameters in physiotherapy
 Physically abused, economically underprivileged, and socially outcast female of Ganjam finds away to independence and dignity
 Visitors to aaina
 Street play and art competition on world day against child labour became two major mediums to create awareness about child labor.
 Amo Vidyalaya takes a step towards sustainability
 Awareness campaign on women trafficking 2nd december 2012 of jajnaseni
 WE CAN forum shall keep the spirit of WE CAN campaign alive
 District Level Child Rights Week Celebration by PACS
 Ms. Lalita Missal aaina’s new President shares her thoughts
 Twenty Motorized Vehicles Distributed to People with Disability through Rajiv Gandhi Foundation
 Julie Grant, VSO Volunteer says Goodbye and Shares her Experience
 Fun, Games and Interactions make a way for capacity building training and the selection of new federation members from Children’s Club
 The WECAN fervor continues as we all celebrate 6th State Change Makers Assembly
 Padmini Sahoo from Kamakhyanagar renowned in International Women’s Day for her awarding initiatives
 International Women’s Day celebrated with enthusiasm, energy and a purpose as always.
 Health Camp for women at Amovidayalaya reveals their specific health issues
 Aswini’s situation improves as he comes across a Wall Writing outilining facilities for the PWDs put up by aaina’s PACS staff
 Mr. P.K. Rath Board Member aaina shares his experience of “GIVING BACK – NGO INDIA 2013” event
 In Appreciation and Inclusion of PWDs aaina Felicitates Award Winning Filmmakers for the Second Time!
 aaina Completes 36 Physical Verification of PWDs for the Distribution of Motorized Vehicles
 Capacity Building Training of Women PRI members
 aaina takes the responsibility of menstrual hygiene management of adolescent girls in three blocks of Ganjam district with the support of Water Aid.
 Ms. Sneha Mishra {secretary aaina) awarded for her social contributions.
 aaina coordinates Inclusive education workshop for private school teachers
 aaina took initiative to organize State level consultancy on Draft of CBR Mission
 aaina’s response to cyclone Phailin
 aaina celebrates JOY OF GIVING WEEK
 Breaking the barriers
 Development of aaina’s project on better Menstrual Hygienic Management-MHM
 Updates of a project at at Kamakhyanagar- a self sustained project of aaina
 District Level Child Rights Week
 International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women
 Menstrual Health Management of Adolescent Girls and Women.
 Observation of International Day For Persons with Disability
 Distribution of Motorised Vehicle to PWDs
 Response to Phailin
 Celebrating aaina’s 15 years
 Report On Lok Sangathan Utsav, Odisha
 Durga – rides with pride
 aaina participated in a four day Workshop on Menstrual Hygiene organised by Dasra; Geetika from aaina shares her experience
 Felicitation Ceremony at TCS on 14th March 2014.
 Water for all!
 Celebrating Raja- with a difference
 Humanitarian Response
 International Labour Day
 Woman Headed SHG sets an Example
 aaina joins hands with Unicef to end violence against children through Visual Media
 We Care Film Fest – Rising and Shining
 Gift an Apple Campaign- A 100 Kg Big Success!!!
 Wish Tree fulfills the Wishes of more than 50 children
 Banita Pujari brings changes in her life and work
 Aaina becomes a successful permanent partner of Global Giving
 Barrier free environment, participation by all and limitless creativity add meaning to the Child Rights Convention.
 Poultry and Fishing: A sustainable alternative for Phailin affected in Ganjam
 Beneficiaries of Ananya Project experience an eventful quarter
 Inclusion and Equality of People With Disabilities gets reinforced as aaina celebrates International Day for people with disabilities
 Few Good bites from Kamakhyanagar
 Screening of Short Movies for Kallola organised on January 21, 2015
 U.S. Consul and the team pay visit to aaina
 aaina and CSR
 Congratulations Jyoshna !!!
 “Kallola” Award Ceremony
 aaina to facilitate “Work in Freedom”
 Ms. Jyoshna Sahoo, Shares it all..
 LSIP (Large Scale Interactive Process)
 Oriya We Care Film Makers Shine as always
 aaina celebrates Global Menstrual Hygiene Day- May 28, 2015
 Celebrating Rajo in Significance to Menstruation Hygiene Management
 Pramita MSW student from Beharmpur University shares her experience as an intern at aaina.
 Wishes of 58 children with disability met as aaina partners with Bharti Infratel during Dan Utsav
 An Apple a Day, Made it Way!
 WASH activities take lead at Ananya project of aaina
 Deaf-blind children get home based trainings to improve their functional capabilities and independence
 aaina gears up with community to create awareness on women’s labor rights and safe migration
 We shall Miss you Meera Ma’am
 Convention on Trafficking of Women with disabilities
 School Management Committee members from Kandhamal including children with disability participate in National SMC Convention in Delhi
 Distribution of requisite materials meets developmental needs of under privileged and children with disability
 Puppet show on safe migration touches hearts of the community
 Artist Ready.. Cameral Rolling… Action! -School Children set to make a short film on Child Rights.
 Aaina Embraces Inclusion through Sign Language at Raahgiri
 Towards Inclusion Project of Aaina officially completed.
 Deafblind children set to have Individual Home Based Plan
 Project of creating Open Defecation Free Society in full Swing
 Capacitating Women Domestic workers as Aaina celebrates Domestic Workers Day on June 16.
 A Roar on Menstrual Hygiene Day breaks the silence
 Food Processing Training using locally grown fruits to women union members at G Udayagiri
 Celebrating Helen Keller’s Day at Raahgiri platform
 Inclusive Education project of Aaina makes Aaina a Superstar at Global Giving
 Resource Center in Bhanjanagar for deaf blind Children gives them exposure to learn and grow.
 Wish Tree during “Joy of Giving”
 Gift an apple campaign adding nutrition and Taste in the mid day meals of children
 Exposure visit to SEWA, Ahmadabad
 A 2 day training for care givers of Deafblind children
 An Outing for deafblind children develops their sensory skills
 Aaina selected as one of the 20 NGOs in India for online fundraising
 We Care Film Fest 6th Edition
 Heartily thanks to Global Giving UK for their support
 Creating awareness and building platform on International Migrant Workers’ Day
 Construction of Incinerators- a vital step taken for Menstrual Hygiene Management
 Sweety towards independent living through Sign Language and Physiotherapy!
 Child Rights Week Celebrated.
 Deaf blind children visit an Amusement park
 Aaina’s project selected as Project of the Month by Global Giving
 Aaina participates in Fellowship on Zero tolerance of sexual assault against girls and women in Odisha
 Wall paintings on Health and Hygiene create awareness in communities of Ganjam
 Pinky finds her way towards freedom
 Seven children including 2 children with Cerebral Palsy join mainstream school
 
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We Care Film Fest III-Celebrating Diversity 2nd and 3rd October 2013, Institute of Engineers, Bhubaneswar

On 2nd and 3rd October 2013 the wheels of We Care Film Fest halted on the soils of Bhubaneswar to celebrate its 3rd consecutive annual event in Bhubaneswar coinciding with the world cerebral palsy day. The objective of the festival is to promote inclusion by celebrating diversity and generate awareness among the audience about persons with disabilities, their potentials, challenges and their achievements through the medium of films.
This was the 3rd time that aaina organized the We Care film fest in Bhubaneswar. Many young people from different institutions and professional fields, school students, children and people with disabilities, staff working in social sector, film enthusiasts and the general public in large number attended the festival.
As festival was inaugurated on 2nd of October 2013, also observed as the World Cerebral palsy Day for the first time in India, aaina organized a rally from Ekaamra Haat to the Institute of Engineers which was also the venue of the programme for the rest of the day . About 200 people enthusiastically joined the rally including children and persons with cerebral palsy, parents of CP children, teachers, media, NGO & INGO representatives, Govt. Officials etc. The rally was flagged off by Mr. Bibhuti Bhusana Pattnaik [Director Disability] & Mr. Sasank Padhi [State Programme Manager, Save The Children].
A formal inauguration took place at the venue as all the guests lit the lamp after the rally, ”One Minute To Change My Life”- a film produced by aaina on the lives of persons with Cerebral Palsy was screened. The inauguration session also witnessed the felicitation of children & persons with cerebral palsy who had excelled in their respective life despite their disability. A Quiz Competition among the students of schools and colleges was another high point of attraction collaboratively organized by aaina & Odisha Quiz Association. Most of the questions were on General Knowledge and a segment on Disability. The questions for seniors were very competitive and challenging but the students appreciably answered many of them. The students of Silicon College of Bhubaneswars grabbed the first prize.
The tense atmosphere was transformed into very entertaining environment as Mr. Gyana Hota the famous satire poet, came upon the stage. The entire hall was filled with laughter and loud applauds from his satires and remarks not forbearing many of the guests. The show worked as an icing on the cake on the 1st day of the program.
The 2nd day was all totally a new day for the organizers as well as for the participants. Secretary aaina, Mrs. Sneha Mishra welcomed all and briefed on the 1st day program. Eminent guests present were;- Mr. Vishal Dev [VC, BDA], Dr. Malabika Rai [Educationist & Film personality], Mrs. Kasturi Mohapatra [Commissioner for PWDs] and Mr. Satish Kapoor [Founder, Brotherhood]. National Award Winning documentaries from the privies year were screened followed by speeches by eminent guests. “ACCSEX” a 52 minute film by Ms. Shweta Ghosh, New Delhi was screened, This Film explores notions of beauty, the ‘ideal body’ and sexuality through four storytellers; four women who happen to be persons with disability. A panel discussion and video-conferencing with Shweta and the audience was organized after the movie. A workshop demonstrating software for the visually impaired person launched by TCS was organized. Queries from the audience regarding the software were answered as well.
Second half of the event began with screening of short documentaries of one minute, three minutes and five minutes on the issue of disability submitted by local artists for the competition. Twenty seven numbers of submissions this year broke the previous records in terms of the number of submissions. Moreover, a special section on one minute movies by children (under 18 years of age) was introduced this year. The audience watched the movies with great interest and patience for the whole session of one and a half hours with applauds of appreciation after each movie. Mr. Satish Kapoor however also commented on the higher quality expectations from the documentaries as the movies need to be at par for national level competition.
The results of the movies were announced towards the end. All the children were given special award for the submission of the movies. Santosh Panda was the star of the competition as he bagged prizes in all the three categories. The guests mentioned the experience as an effective tool to make people aware of disability issues. In the end was the curiously awaited lucky draw of the raffle tickets. Ms. Sneha Mishra, secretary aaina gave a thank you note to the audience and as always did not miss out on mentioning each and every person’s contribution from volunteers to organizers for the success of the event.





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