The Buddy Program – unique to Widad – brings students and communities together to create opportunities, form bonds and foster social development.
Driven by the Widad philosophy of providing a natural learning process for the whole child, Widad has partnered with schools in the surrounding area to uniquely create strong links between our communities and to provide opportunity for social responsibility.
Mainstream school students meet and engage in purposeful activities with their allocated Widad student ‘buddy’. Each buddy will be involved in one or many of the following areas of learning: teaching appropriate play, reading, writing, arts and crafts, baking, woodwork, and conversation.
The buddy program applies empathy, understanding, self-discovery, and most importantly building friendships. The program develops skills such as social, play, collaboration, empathy, and teamwork skills.
If your child or school would like to get involved in this program, please contact us here.
"My daughter is really happy at Widad."
My daughter is really happy at Widad. Widad offers a unique environment for the kids that instills a passion in them. They allow them to be creative and flexible. Kids are allowed to be kids. I really love the importance they give on the whole rounded development of the children. Woodwork, yoga, cooking, arts and music are as important as academics, which I believe helps in channeling a lot of the creative energy children are naturally blessed with.
Mrs. Geethu Sandeep - Parent
"Strongly recommend for occupational therapy."
I strongly recommend Divya for occupational therapy. I have interviewed with various occupational therapists after our class teacher raised her concerns about sensory needs of my child. I found Divya’s approach very professional, comforting, to the point and far from being commercial. During our sessions she has given us very constructive feedback and she was always very responsive to my questions and concerns. I felt very comfortable with her and my son has established a very strong bond.
"It’s a galaxy-wide difference!"
Everything is done that the kids can grow independently, master their own day to day needs. This is actually what makes a difference to us. My son’s speech is much better, his behaviour is much better, his social interaction is fantastic, when you compare two years back to now, it’s a galaxy-wide difference!
"Widad is a happy place."
We have been with Widad for a long time and I can surely tell that "Widad is a happy place." The children love it and the staff is so helpful and compassionate to the children. We visit the school for after school therapy, the Occupational Therapist Divya is simply great. She knows exactly what to do to make the child progress. Three cheers to all.
Mrs. Aanal Shah - Parent