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Diwali with Swayam: #RoshanKarein

Diwali with Swayam: #RoshanKarein

Celebrations have begun at Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan (MBCN) for the most awaited festival of the year. Excited to celebrate it in style, students are planning something big for one and all to experience. At Swayam, the vocational workshop of MBCN, preparations are in full swing with our specially-abled children coming together to create beautiful handmade products to be offered as presents.

In a bid to remind us that we must not forget our loved ones on special occasions, they”re packing Diwali goodies for us to give away. With every box, they wrap a wish for our lives to shine like every other day is the festival of lights. So, with Swayam by your side, Diwali #RoshanKarein with innovative gifts for your friends and family.
These can be beautifully handcrafted gifts like bags and boxes from the vocational workshop of this charitable school for mentally and physically challenged. What goes behind the making of these attractive paper bags and colourful gift boxes is the persistent hard work of children at Swayam. They toil tirelessly to make these products with hand-made, eco-friendly paper.

A Sweet Gesture for WAVE Group and CTBC Bank
This year, both CTBC Bank and WAVE Group reached out to the school for extending Diwali wishes to their employees. Children at Swayam have been busy giving a festive touch to these gifts by wrapping them in red, gold and royal blue. Thanks to their commitment, the order was wrapped up in no time as they made 350 sweet boxes for the bank and packed off 2500 units for the corporate house.
The experience has been truly worthwhile. CTBC bank is our new collaborator working to find special talent at the vocational workshops of MBCN. It has supported us in further encouraging the differently-abled children to become independent and earn a living.

Spreading Joy to One and All
Apart from offering items for personal purchase, our Diwali benefits extend to buyers like Madhya Pradesh Hastshilp Evam Hathkargha Vikas Nigam and Taj, New Delhi. Likewise, our children have worked hard to meet product orders received from the Parliament of India, Loom Tree, NIIT Technologies and Marks and Spencer, London.

A Box Full of Surprises
It does not end here. If you go to the MBCN website, you can expect to find many boxes full of surprises. Available online, these products are a result of the continuous efforts of the differently-abled who are ever so engrossed in creating different designs.

Go Eco-friendly
From photo frames, envelopes and jewellery boxes to make-up kits and pen holders with frames, one can pick up any product here and find each to have been made with recycled paper. This Diwali, visit Swayam at the MBCN campus to appreciate the efforts of these differently-abled children and choose special gifts for your friends and family from a variety of handmade paper items.

Medical Insurance Facility Now for MBCN’s Special Kids

Medical Insurance Facility Now for MBCN’s Special Kids

Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan (MBCN), a charitable school for the differently-abled recently joined hands with The New India Assurance Company Limited in the wake of extending health insurance benefits to the special kids. This is what MBCN believes in and propagate.

Health or medical insurance for persons with disability means that kind of insurance coverage which covers all medical as well as surgical costs borne by them. At MBCN, a health insurance camp was recently held where we gathered our special children who wished to opt for the ”˜Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme”. It was an opportunity of adding a value tag to their life. They made a beeline to take advantage of the benefits offered to them.

Joint Effort with New India Assurance Company
The scheme came in as a boon as it has been especially designed for the people with disabilities to derive maximum out of the affordable health insurance. The collaborating company also associates with the Ministry of Social Justice, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities to bring out an affordable insurance programme for the underprivileged people.

This Swavlamban Health Insurance Scheme empowers the differently-abled to get insured to access the medical care and treatment as and when required. This scheme is meant for providing a comprehensive cover to every beneficiary and his or her family. For example, when a beneficiary gets covered, it automatically offers a cover to his or her spouse as well as a family of up to two children.

Group Health Insurance for Cashless Treatment
Single premium is offered throughout a particular age group falling between 18 to 65 years with an annual family income of less than 3,00,000 INR per annum. The scheme provides a cover for any pre-existing condition with a health insurance coverage going up to 2,00,000 INR per annum in the form of a family floater.

For such situations, the scheme especially has a tailor-made plan of Group Health Insurance ready. Swavlamban was conceived with an objective of enabling affordable insurance for the people suffering from different disabilities. It includes persons with blindness, hearing impairment, low vision, mental retardation, loco-motor disability and those cured of leprosy.

After this, the insured persons become eligible to opt to undergo a cashless treatment. The move ensures financial security for the people with disability and aims at improving the general living conditions as well as the quality of life for the differently-abled.

”˜Swavlaban” is to be self-dependent and with this new chapter being added to the history of MBCN, we are convinced to be moving forward in the right direction every day.

World Cerebral Palsy Day Celebrations at MBCN

World Cerebral Palsy Day Celebrations at MBCN

Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan (MBCN) celebrated the World Cerebral Palsy Day with a lot of enthusiasm and vigor. Life is a celebration to those who find happiness in fighting a battle every day against a grave condition bravely. Imbibing the same thought, the words of students echoed from MBCN, the charitable school for mentally and physically challenged – ”˜I fight Cerebral Palsy, what”s your super power.”

Join the World Cerebral Palsy Campaign
On the occasion, we celebrate the abilities and confidence of the children with Cerebral Palsy. The idea that was propagated was to love, understand and accept these kids the way they are. Like every year, we had fun activities like- ”˜Chitrakari Badi Nirali”, ”˜Aaja Nachle”, ”˜Chalo Zara Sambhaal Ke” etc. lined up to bring out their potential in the open.

A Gift of Fun with Therapeutic Effects
These were no ordinary activities but games in the form of exercises that showed how these children came a long way while braving the odds. It was an interesting sight at the Occupational and Physiotherapy department at MBCN where a lot of buzz was going on. For example ”“ The teachers asked each child to colour a picture of apple but it meant a lot more than adding to the fun element. Physical, occupational and recreational therapies were going hand-in-hand with the planned games involving a token of gratification.

Colouring to Modulate Senses
Every child was colouring an image while leaning over a therapy ball. It is not only doing well to their visual, vestibular and multi-sensory processing but also modulating senses related to muscle tone and endurance. The act is beneficial in getting the kids to maintain a rigid position or posture during activity and makes them attentive while helping them have a better grasp.

Dance for Endurance and an Auditory Sense
Those who were dancing to the tunes of music were not unaware that it supported their auditory and multi-sensory processing and improved their muscle tone. As the feet moved, children were no longer lethargic or moved stiffly and paid attention to every beat. They were responding positively to the loud noise that only encouraged them to perform better.

Can Do Spirit Leads the Way
We were observing the joys of Cerebral Palsy and the fighter instinct that exists in all those who overcome it every day. It was an interesting sight to see them wear an ”˜I” and walk through a maze created in the shape of ”˜CAN” leading the way. What was remarkable was visual processing mingled with the modulation of multiple senses.
It wired their brains to put the puzzle together when they easily made their way to the finishing point. Children who finished tasks efficiently in a limited time were declared the winners. What cheered them more was the large crowd present to laud their efforts and the motivational posters pasted all around the walls.
There were few more acts like fetching objects and tearing paper into bits, and passing successfully through the hula hoops. Simultaneously, these activities allow better visual sense, muscle coordination and help an individual self-propel when lying down.