Educational charity is a recent addition to world intervention models, approaches, instruments, mechanism and measures to issues of poverty among the less privileged populations of the world. As a matter of an attempt on formal definition, it is a king of charity or intervention approach aimed primarily at empowering the poor through educational measures by equipping them with the necessary skill and knowledge packages that will help them acquire the self generative capacity to take care of their life threatening problems.One essential tip for people hoping to engage in above concept of charity and intervention is that such kind of charity must be purely designed to achieve enlightenment, create awareness or offer productive skills and information aimed at empowering the beneficiaries. This is where the major difference lies between material charity and educational charity. Though educational charity needs some kind of material and financial goodwill to achieve the needed objective in terms of resources, however, there is always the danger of stopping at the level of material and financial intervention without proper channelling into the later.In the design of the above kind of charity and intervention model, there is the need to understand the minimal economic capacity of the beneficiary population per head for effectiveness of the intended program. Poverty as matter of fact is of different categories. This becomes more important when we consider the fact that this concept of charity most times is designed on the basis of complementary funding per head. In this case, the benefiting individual is made to make minimal payment for services, while the initiators take the major bill. This is nice but it may not work in all cases, especially in settings where the level of poverty is completely high, with the lowest capacity for self sustenance. In this case, it can prove to be very counterproductive.Educational charity must be targeted at the poor, the hungry, the diseased and the illiterate if it must achieve its conventional objective which makes it what it is. The basic aim is to empower the poor and the less privileged through productive education and skill acquisition, in order to enable them help provide minimum decent living for themselves and break the dependency chain.Amidst other necessary issues that must be taken care of for an effective result in the above concept, these ones remain the most essential tips.
Do you have a child with autism or dyslexia that is not receiving a free appropriate public education (FAPE) from their school district? Have you found a private school that has the knowledge and experience with your child’s type of disability-perhaps a school devoted to children with autism? Did you know that parents that place their children in private schools because they are not receiving FAPE, can be reimbursed for the cost? This article will discuss 4 tips to help you in giving your school district 10 day written notice for a private school placement, due to lack of FAPE.Tip 1: Contact a Parent Training and Information Center and try and get as much information as you can on how to fulfill the legal requirements for 10 day written notice. Every state has at least one PTIC, and most have experienced parents available to help other parents.The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) deals with the issue of 10 day notice at 300.148; the category is called: Children With Disabilities Enrolled by Their Parents in Private Schools When FAPE is at Issue.The law requires that at the most recent IEP meeting prior to removal of the child from the public school, you must inform the IEP team that you are rejecting the placement proposed by the public agency, state your concerns, and also tell school personnel of your intent to enroll your child in a private school at public expense. Reimbursement can be reduced or denied by a hearing officer, if Tip 1 is not carried out!Tip 2: Bring a parent input statement to the IEP meeting before removal, and include the following: your rejection of the schools proposed placement for your child, your reasons for rejecting the placement, your concern that your child will not receive FAPE, and also your intent of enrolling your child in private school. Make sure that the input statement is attached to your child’s IEP!IDEA also requires a 10 business day written notice prior to the removal of your child from the public school. Reimbursement can be reduced or denied by a hearing officer, if Tip 2 is not done!Tip 3: Write a brief letter to special education personnel in your school district and state why you think your child is not receiving FAPE, why you are rejecting the proposed placement, and that you intend to ask for reimbursement for private school due to the school districts denial of a free appropriate public education. Even if you have written a parent input statement that is attached to your child’s IEP, send this letter also. Date the letter, keep a copy, sign the letter, and either hand deliver the letter to the special education office or send by the post office Certified with a return receipt.Tip 4: Make your child available for any evaluations from your school district; prior to the actual removal of the child. If a parent refuses to allow their child to be evaluated, a hearing officer can reduce or deny reimbursement.School districts can place a child in a private school at public expense. Though most parents must file for a due process hearing, to receive reimbursement for a private placement, due to lack of FAPE. Try and find an advocate, another parent, or a special education attorney who is experienced in due process hearings. Many parents have won the right to have their children educated in private schools, due to school districts inability to appropriately educate their children. Good luck!