- Recently, in November 2019, the Foundation was awarded the ‘ Sant Ishwar Seva Sanman’ for our innovative and unique work with children with Learning Difficulties.
- Smajmitra purskar by Dombiwali Nagari Sahakari Bank
- One of our trustees, Ms.Kshipra Vaidya received theRotary Midtown – Pune Award for 2017, on March 8, 2017, for her outstanding contribution to the education of children with Learning Difficulties.
- On the occasion of Teacher’s Day, on Sept. 5 2015, the Dr. Shanta Vaidya Memorial Foundation was awarded by the Lions Club of Pune Supreme for providing “Yeomen service in the field of Education for Children with Learning Difficulties.”
- Appointment of our Secretary Kshipra Rohit on the committee of Rehabilitation Council of India.
- Conference 2018
DSVMF’s Foundation Day was celebrated by organizing a one-day state level conference – “Miloon Sarejan” on October 6, 2018 in Pune.
The purpose of the conference was to build synergies of all stake holders to create a common platform and a team of professionals, who would work towards enriching the lives of children with Learning Difficulties.
240 delegates from all over Maharashtra and some from other states attended the conference. The delegates included pediatricians, psychologists, counsellors, school teachers, parents, HM of schools and representatives of school management committee. The conference was inaugurated by the Mayor of Pune, Ms. Mukta Tilak and the keynote address was delivered by Ms. Nandini Singh, scientist, National Brain Research Centre, Delhi.
The National Brain Centre, Delhi, under the aegis of a project by the Dept. Of Science and Technology, Govt. Of India, has developed a comprehensive screening and assessment battery for children with or at risk of Dyslexia. This battery, known as DALI (Dyslexia Assessment for Languages in India), was developed in four Indian languages. The Foundation was chosen to develop this battery in Marathi. The tool was developed through assessment of 1500 children across 10 schools in Pune. The assessment tool can now be used by school teachers from Std I to V to identify children with dyslexia.