VAANI regular workshops details are as follows:

VAANI Creative Writers Meeting

Day: Every Friday
Time: 12:30pm to 13:30pm
Venue: 1st Floor, Ilford Central Library

SENSE Art and Craft session

Day: Every Tuesday
Time: 10:30pm to 11:30pm
Venue: 3rd Floor, Redbridge CVS, Forest House, Clements Road, Ilford 

SENSE Painting for Fun session

Day: Every Tuesday
Time: 11:30pm to 12:30pm
Venue: 3rd Floor, Redbridge CVS, Forest House, Clements Road, Ilford 

SENSE Keep Fit Bollywood Dance session

Day: Every Friday 
Time: 11:00pm to 12:00pm
Venue: Mildmay Day Centre, Albert Road, Ilford 



VAANI is glad to announce the beginning of a new project called RENDER is now completely dedicated to older people. We aim to create long lasting friendships by using various form of Art, craft and Painting.


The beginner classes are held at our partners or service users premises in and around Ilford or Redbridge area.
Sessions are Term time only, three terms per year coincides with school terms.

For more information please contact us at info@vaani.org.

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At VAANI volunteers are always welcome. Our events are successful only due to terrific support from local volunteers.

We encourage students to volunteer and learn new skills. So schools, colleges, local institutes please email volunteer@vaani.org to find out more.

We specially need experienced volunteers to work with people with learning disabilities. Please use the Contact form to tell us about your volunteering experiences and your interest.

Thank you for your support.

NEW Opportunities!! 2016

As you know VAANI is organising various competitions like Painting, on-the-spot Creative Writing, Chess, Photography and online Short Stories and Poem submissions starting 25th June 2016. [Visit http://www.vaani.org/2016/06/vaani-competitions-25th-june-2016.html for more details.] 

Competitions are followed by Award function and Dance competition on 9th July.

We have an amazing line up of guests attending and distributing awards this year. Some of medias' well known names as well as professional artists will be there. The competitions and award functions are very well attended.

To run successful events we need expert volunteers. In our time of need we have always reached out to the community and found great help and support. We have the following requirements for the events on 25th June and 9th July:

Requirements for 25th June 2016:
  1. 4 event co-ordinators
Requirements for 9th July 2016:
  1. Four Hosts/hostess 
  2. 6 volunteers for backstage co-ordination
  3. 1 volunteer for videography
  4. 4 volunteers for event co-ordination
  5. 2 volunteers for Box office co-ordination
We encourage young adults to volunteer and get involved so that they get first hand experience of being part of the community and learn a new skill that can be included in their CV.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or you would like to discuss anything.
We appreciate your help and support here at VAANI.
Many thanks
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 SENSE is for people with learning disability. V know that our senses are our best friends, sometimes these are the only things that V could count upon. Our project SENSE does that, it feels, it senses more than any thing else; a project close to our hearts. The project was first started by Smita Singh in August 2010 when the Asian Women Day services joined VAANI. It has since grown and become a place full of joy and friendship. V work with various Day centres. Please contact Smita on info@vaani.org if you would like us to do workshops at your venue.


V have regular weekly sessions

Art/Craft and Painting on Tuesdays from 10:30 am to 12:30pm
Venue: 3rd Floor, Redbridge CVS, Forest House, Clements Road, Ilford
Keep Fit Dance classes on Fridays from 11:00 am to 12:00pm.
Venue: Mildmay Community Options Hall, Ilford

To have fun with words, literature, art/craft and world in general. All people with learning disabilities are welcome to join for free.

The sessions are designed keeping in mind their needs and is both fun and informative. It is a very informal setting and V try to give our service users practical knowledge, awareness of various forms of literature i.e. poetry and/or story via reading, writing, chatting etc. V also engage in art and craft activities once a month.
Term time only, three terms per year coincides with school terms. 

For more information please feel free to contact us at info@vaani.org.

What is learning disability?


Meaning: at Audio English.net
A disorder found in children of normal intelligence who have difficulties in learning specific skills
learning disability; learning disorder
Hypernyms ("learning disability" is a kind of...):
disorder; upset (condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning)
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "learning disability"):
dyscalculia (impaired ability to learn grade-appropriate mathematics)
dysgraphia (impaired ability to learn to write)
dyslexia (impaired ability to learn to read)

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