Inauguration Bridges Learning Academy, Nashik
August 1, 2019.
Bridges Learning Academy (BLA) program for children with Learning Disabilities (LD) is launched at Nashik.
Launch of Tiffin Times
March 15, 2019.
New address for yummy pastas, pizzas and sandwiches. Launched Tiffin Times, supported by Rane Foundation with Hotel Savera as Hospitality partner, on Friday 15th March 2019 at 4 pm. Tiffin Times will start its operations from our premises in Sharada located @ R.A. Puram, Chennai.
Soft launch of V-Excel's Tiffin Times
February 16, 2019.
Soft launch of V-Excel's Tiffin Times (Food Truck) - a new initiative supported by Rane Foundation and Hotel Savera. This event happened as part of V-Excel Sports day 2019.
V-Excel receives Rane Pioneer of Change Award
The Rane Group, a Chennai-based company that manufactures auto components, on Saturday presented the Rane Pioneer of Change Award to a social organisation, V-Excel Educational Trust (V-Excel), stated an official release from the company. The award was presented to V-Excel for its outstanding contribution in making the lives of persons with disability better. The award comprised a medallion and a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh.
GuideStar India Platinum Transparency Award
V-Excel is awarded the GuideStar India Advanced Level - Platinum Certification Award in the GuideStar India Transparency Awards.
Inauguration of Anandam Learning Center
Thursday August 9, 2018.
V-Excel 10th Center :
Inauguration of Anandam Learning Center, which is the 10th centre of V-Excel was held on Thursday August 9, 2018 at Anadam (Home for Senior Citizens), Ambattur, Chennai. The Resource centre at Anandam will provide remedial services for around 47 school going children coming from lower income families from the rural and semi urban areas who have been assessed with Learning Difficulties. These students are part of the larger group belonging from the lower income families in the surrounding semi urban areas. These students are provided after school supplementary education by the senior citizens residing at Anandam Home.
MCCI CSR Awards 2018 for Project Thozhi
August 2, 2018.
V-Excel Educational Trust & Grundfos Pumps India Pvt Ltd. together bagged the MCCI CSR Awards 2018 for Project Thozhi - Production and Distribution of low-cost sanitary napkins as a vocational developmental opportunity for persons with special needs. MCCI CSR Awards is to recognise high impactful CSR Projects implemented collaboratively by Corporate and NGOs.
ISO 9001:2015 certification
July 7, 2018.
V-Excel Educational Trust is now ISO 9001:2015 certified for 'Providing Lifespan services for persons with cognitive and intellectual disabilities with an aim of promoting social inclusion'.
Inauguration of Spice Space
July 5, 2018.
At YES (Youth Empowerment Services), we inaugurate 'Spice Space' - a spice grinding and packaging unit with the support of L&T Construction. We have started off with 'Molaga Podi' and 'Rice Upma Mix' and will offer a lot more in the future. And to add to the flavour, these products are done by individuals with special needs as part of their Vocational Training at V-Excel Educational Trust.
Global Grant by Rotary Club Madras East(RCME) along with the Rotary Club of Romford and Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston
July 2, 2018.
V-Excel Education Trust was recently presented with the Global Grant by Rotary Club Madras East(RCME) along with the Rotary Club of Romford and Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston. Through this Global Grant, Rotary has supported V-Excel, Empower Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), Enrich the vocational programmes and Enhance the infrastructure.
Inauguration of Outreach Remedial Center, Pollachi
September 17, 2017.
Inauguration of Outreach Remedial Center, held on September 17, 2017 at Pollachi. The Resource centre at Pollachi will provide remedial services for school going children coming from lower income families from the rural and semi urban areas who have been assessed with Learning Difficulties.
MoU with Tech Mahindra Foundation
In our ongoing quest to foster strategic CSR partnerships, we signed a Memorandum of Understanding today with Tech Mahindra Foundation to "provide education and skill-based training to teachers to enable them to effectively educate children with disabilities in different service programs".
The MoU was signed at the Tech Mahindra premises in Sholinganallur, Chennai.
MoU with Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corp
V-Excel signs an MoU with the TDHC Ltd to impart training to trainers to train Children with Special Needs in Handicrafts.
GuideStar India Gold Transparency Award
V-Excel is awarded the GuideStar India Advanced Level - Gold Certification Award in the GuideStar India Transparency Awards.
Association with Bharativya Vidya Bhavan
V-Excel extended its association with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan by inaugurating the BVB Centre on Thanikachalam Road, T. Nagar, Chennai where we will be offering services such as having a Parent Resource Centre and Counselling and Psychotherapy Services for the general public and Geriatric population.
MoU with Annamalai University
V-Excel has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Annamalai University to offer distance education Diploma Programs in Inclusive Education, Vocational Training and a Post-graduate Diploma in Multiple Disabilities.
CSR Partnership with Hexaware
July 11, 2016.
Our Printing and Documentation Initiative, at our Mylapore center, was launched July 11, 2016. This initiative has been made possible by Hexaware Technologies Ltd., as part of their CSR programs, and is aimed at enhancing V-Excel's vocational programs.
Srirangam Bhoomi Puja
June 3, 2016.
The bhoomi puja / vasthu puja for the new building for the Abhyasa Kendra in Srirangam was held on Friday, June 3, 2016.
To commemorate World Autism Awareness Day, V-Excel launched a Café Samarth, a unique initiative aimed at converting our students' deep interest in cooking and hospitality into a possible livelihood opportunity for persons with Autism and other special needs.
Wassup On Demand
V-Excel Educational Trust and Wassup OnDemand joined hands under a Public-Private partnership program where V-Excel will use its understanding of Children with Special needs and Wassup will engage and train them with skills in the vocational space related to laundry and dry-cleaning.
Abhyasa Centre for Rehabilitation and Empowerment
October 7, 2015.
V-Excel Educational Trust and Kinchitkaram Trust announce the launch of a joint project called "Abhyasa Centre for Rehabilitation and Empowerment" in Trichy on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.
Partnership with Wipro Cares
V-Excel has been working with Wipro Cares in implementing the Neev Intervention Program (NIP). This program is targeted at 2-10 year old children who come from underprivileged backgrounds, and are 'at risk’ or have developmental delays/disabilities.
V-Excel provides expert resources and works closely with schools for maximizing children's physical, cognitive, social and emotional development.
V-Excel's carnivals are events primarily held to raise community awareness of the disability sector and to provide a platform for education and advocacy. Carnival 2015 was in many ways a great success.
Youth Empowerment Services
V-Excel inaugurates its Youth Empowerment Services in Chennai; this facility is intended to provide vocational training and functional academic skills for persons with special needs.
Under the aegis of the Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham, V-Excel moves to its new premises in R.A. Puram, Chennai.
Teacher training programs are conducted for a group of teachers from the Maldive Islands.
The Nashik center starts a special school in response to the consistent demand from parents.
Introduction of IGNOU courses in Early Childhood Education and Parent Awareness.
Sibling Forum / Erode Center
V-Excel launches a satellite center in Erode.
The V-Excel Alumni Association is formed.
LuvMySib, a sibling forum, is launched to bring together a cohesive group, understand them and enlist their support for the long-term care of persons with special needs.
Satellite Centers in Nashik and Tirunelveli
V-Excel launches its first satellite centers in Nashik and Tirunelveli.
The Vocational Training Unit expands to offer a wide range of practical, viable options for employment opportunities for young persons with developmental disabilities.
V-Excel presents papers at two international conferences on Curative Education for children with Autism in the Indian context.
V-Excel's work in the Rural Outreach Program (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan) is seen as the one of the most effectively-run NGO programs.
The Early Intervention program gains ground. The incidence of mainstreaming in schools at a young age boosts enrolments.
V-Excel offers many short-term courses in Special Education. The ATE Diploma course is accredited by the Rehabilitation Council of India.
Kaleidoscope Learning Center starts a conscious integration of Waldorf principles with conventional special education and witnesses encouraging outcomes.
Workshops & Training
The demand for Workshops and Training for different target groups like teachers, parents, doctors and professionals increases signficantly as V-Excel's credibility is established firmly.
Counseling & Assessments
The Counseling and Assessments unit begins operations. It reaches internal clients and the larger community of corporate employees facing parenting and relationship issues.
VTU & EI
The Vocational Training Unit (VTU) is set up. It focuses on developing suitable employment opportunities for young adolescents with mental challenges.
The Early Intervention (EI) program for children between 0-7 years having developmental delays is launched. It is intended to provide a proactive step for early remediation.
ESVI Sarada Foundation
V-Excel teams up with ESVI Sarada Foundation for using their premises for additional services such as Early Intervention and Rehabilitation.
Operations move to a large space in Chennai to accommodate the growing number of children.
Bridges Learning Academy (BLA), a pull-out school program for slow learners and children with dyslexia, is initiated to address the serious concern of academically low-performing students.
SSA & VRC
A young V-Excel is chosen by the Government of India to run the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) / Education for All - program in ten blocks of Villipuram district of Tamil Nadu.
The V-Excel Remedial Center (VRC) is born out of a rising demand for supplemental teaching for chool-going children with learning disabilities and children who were not admitted to regular schools.
ATE & KLC
The Academy for Teaching Excellence (ATE) begins its first training program on methods used to teach children with Multiple Disabilities and Specific Learning Disabilities.
Kaleidoscope Learning Center (KLC), our special school, is set up as a lab school for teachers. Children with conditions such as Autism, Mental Retardation and Attention Deficit Disorders are enrolled.
Academic Concepts, Inc. is registered as a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization in the USA.
V-Excel Educational Trust is registered as a Public Charitable Trust and develops its vision and mission under the guidance of a sound founding team.
Our Founder-Trustee, Dr. Vasudha Prakash, returns to India from the USA to set up a center for teacher training and special services.