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MBCN Children Spread The Word On Sign Language

MBCN Children Spread The Word On Sign Language

Connecting Signs has been going places and quite literally so! From well-established and popular malls and multiplexes, to schools and well-known eateries in the city, the MBCN children with special needs have been spreading the importance of sign language far and wide.

Here is a sneak peak into how the MBCN kids taught sign language to the employees of Oracle in Noida.

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Everyone has the right to have their voice heard, regardless of the circumstances or obstacles. No child should be left in the dark, as they have so much light within them. Light that has the ability to brighten up the world. Those who suffer from hearing or vision impairment should not be avoided or disregarded, but should instead be included in every way possible.

In the pictures below, you can see how the MBCN kids have taken this thought and amplified it by imparting knowledge on sign language at WAVE Mall, Noida.

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When we speak of hearing impairment, sign language is a two-way street. Those who can”t hear and suffer in silence, need to know it and be aware, while the rest of the community needs to be in sync with the language, and equipped enough to use it while assisting those who need help. People with a hearing impairment need to live in an environment where they feel that we can hear them and understand what they are trying to say at all times.

With that being said, it is pivotal for the fire and police department to understand sign language, in order to help, when the need arises. Here, the children are sharing their knowledge on sign language with our day-to-day heroes.

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How would you know a speech and hearing impaired person is hungry or needs a meal? Our kids did a fantastic job, telling the employees of Domino’s in Noida about sign language.

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Sign language is an everlasting skill that can, without a doubt, make people well-rounded. Learning the skill of sign language also includes the deaf community at large, and assures them of the fact that they are not being forgotten, and have the same ingress to communication and knowledge with the rest of the world as anyone else.

MBCN kids creating their own paths to success

MBCN kids creating their own paths to success

Isn”t it a great feeling when you bring home a few seeds, plant them, water them, and tend to them day and night? What is even more amazing is how rapidly they grow, and the way the little buds blossom into flowers with vibrant colours that you couldn”t have even imagined! Such is the experience of these amazing children at MBCN, who have gone from little or no confidence to a matchless zeal that empowers them to conquer the world.

At MBCN, the end result of all that we do, is happiness and success of our little ones, who go on to shine in their own little ways. Today, we would like to share some of those success stories, which will not only bring a smile to your face, but will also make you realize that children from all walks of life have a lot to offer to the world. It is our sole duty as human beings to nurture that inherent talent and fuel it in a way that leads to a greater tomorrow for them as well as for all of humanity.

Radha –
Profoundly deaf, yet fierce and determined. Radha has overcome her obstacles at age 12, and has been a gleaming light of hope and inspiration for kids at MBCN and beyond. Cheerful, bright and loving, Radha is currently in the 7th grade, and is an excellent dancer. She has showcased her talent on various occasions at MBCN, and has been lauded for her amazing skills in dancing. Radha recently got a Cochlear implant in her ears, and that has improved her hearing and speech ability tremendously.

Watch her amazing story unfold here:
https://www.facebook.com/ThePontyChadhaFoundation/videos/

Anuj Kumar –
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Anuj is currently in the 9th grade at MBCN, and is a sports champion in the making. Anuj has won several sports medals on national level, and is an avid badminton, netball, table tennis and basketball player. Needless to say, he is unstoppable and has the strength and ability to overcome any obstacle that may come his way.

Subodh –
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Subodh is from Samvaad I at MBCN, and is a skillful artist, who is also an agile sportsperson. With just a little encouragement from the MBCN teachers, Subodh has managed to push the boundaries in so many distinct ways. From participating in art and sports related competitions to fueling his talent on a day to day basis, Subodh is definitely one of the shining stars at MBCN.

Ankit Shukla –
Ankit”s hearing and speech impairment has never kept him from chasing the stars! He is a confident young boy who aspires to make it big in life. Generous, kind and expressive in his own unique ways, Ankit Shukla”s success story is what resonates with the MBCN vision.

Kartik Verma –
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The youngest Kung-Fu instructor in India, Kartik Verma is a champion in karate, taekwondo, dancing and sports. He has turned his weaknesses into his strengths, and has surpassed our expectations in a brilliant way. Kartik is determined and strong, and we are extremely proud of him.

Connecting Signs: A Language We All Must Learn

Connecting Signs: A Language We All Must Learn

When you’re thirsty, you ask for a glass of water. What about those who can’t speak?

When you’re lost, you ask for directions. What about those who can’t make themselves heard?

When you’re worried, you call a friend and talk for hours at end. What about those who don’t have that option?

When you hear music, you can’t keep your feet from tapping. What about those who can’t hear?

Clearly, we need to bridge the gap and connect with the unconnected! And Connecting Signs does just that.

What is Connecting Signs all about?

It is about connecting those missing dots.
It is about making those unheard voices heard.
It is about breaking down those walls that keep us from communicating.

Connecting Signs is a way for us to reach out to those who need us the most, and in a way that has never been done before!

In our day to day hustle, we don’t realize that life is not as easy for those who can’t hear or speak. Even if we do take out the time to reach out, we do so with an air of sympathy or commiseration. The important realization, which we often forget, is that those with a speech or hearing impairment are truly gifted in ways that go beyond the ordinary. All they need is a little touch of magic from those of us who can encourage and help them.

International Week of the Deaf 2017: September 18 – September 24, and Connecting Signs is an endeavour, which will raise greater awareness around those who can’t speak or hear. The campaign will strive to signal the many challenges these people face, besides the many hardships they bear due to societal negligence and lack of effort.

The various activities and events will be a sincere attempt at bridging all gaps, and opening doors to effortless forms of communication. Besides educating the masses about sign language and its importance, Connecting Signs will also embrace the differences, give life to new friendships, and negate all forms of misconceptions and taboos associated with such impairments.

The power to change lives lies in our hands! Are you giving a thumbs up to this one?

MBCN HI Students Connect All With Indian National Anthem In Sign Language

MBCN HI Students Connect All With Indian National Anthem In Sign Language

How many of you truly know the meaning of the Indian national anthem? We may sing it, hear it, or hum it, but do we know the real essence of the words? Sometimes, a lot is lost in translation, and a lot more goes missing for those who can”t hear or speak.

The children from MBCN recently showcased Jan Gan Man (the Indian national anthem) in sign language, and taught us a great deal about the beautiful song. The different meanings of the words were brought to life, and the zeal and pride on their faces made it a delightful experience for one and all. More importantly, it made us understand that knowing sign language is crucial when it comes to understanding the needs of those who can”t hear or speak.

Connecting Signs is reaching out to all types of people who come from different walks of life. It is an endeavor to reverse the norm and encourage inclusiveness on all levels, and of all types of people. As a society, we love learning new languages and exploring different cultures. It is however pivotal that we understand sign language and understand the culture of humanity in order to help those who need us the most.

With International Week of the Deaf just around the corner, let us all come together and celebrate the language that can connect us all and unite us for Love, Harmony and Humanity.