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Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan: A Paradise for Special Children

Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan: A Paradise for Special Children

A boon for specially abled students, Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan aims to provide world class education to those who need it most.

Schools are like second homes for children, accounting for nearly 8 hours of their day. Hence, it is necessary that we enrol our kids in fully functional, infrastructurally sound schools.

It is an undeniable fact that quality education is a must for both specially abled and able bodied children. Sending them to a school where buildings look run-down and playgrounds need work can never be a good idea.

Schools should create an environment that not only ensures learning, but also pays special attention to the mental and physical well-being of its students. Many studies suggest that students in schools with poor infrastructure tend to achieve lesser as compared to the ones studying in schools that have better infrastructure and facilities.

Contrary to popular belief, children with special needs must be enrolled in primary schools. To place them in appropriate educational settings, parents need to get them assessed by doctors, psychologists and special educators. While children with mild and moderate disabilities may be integrated in normal schools, those with severe disabilities can opt for special/remedial schools and dropouts who have problems in availing benefits of normal schools can join open schools. All the children with learning disabilities alone are first managed in the normal schools.

Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan, a charitable school for the specially abled run by Ponty Chadha Foundation is fully committed to the rehabilitation of children with mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism and other disabilities. It is one of the very few private rehabilitation institutions that don”t charge any money for services provided to its students. Presently, the institution provides rehabilitation services to about 1000 beneficiaries.

MBCN School

Designed to be disabled-friendly, Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan has 35 classrooms, 1 physiotherapy hall, 4 speech therapy departments, 1 seminar hall and various other amenities, including a ramp and sensor-operated doors at the entrance for wheelchair users. It also has a bigger ramp inside the school building for easy movement.

therapies for the specially abled

The special school also offers multiple therapies for the specially abled, such as:

  • Early Intervention
  • Special Education
  • Speech Therapy
  • Play & Recreation
  • Vocational Training
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Extra Curricular Activities

 

Education for All: Inclusive Education for Children with Special Needs

Education for All: Inclusive Education for Children with Special Needs

However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.

  • Stephen Hawking

At the onset of each school session, it’s always fun to unwrap each child’s personality. Children too are excited to participate in discussions in their new classrooms, but have you ever thought what goes in the mind of a child with special needs? Are we, as teachers and academicians, welcoming the differently abled with open arms?

education for disabled child in india

People tend to forget that a person with disabilities is just another human being with desires, talents, skills – like everyone else. Everybody, regardless of their ability, has something to give to the world. We should never forget that!

Sometimes a little help from peers and families works the best. While education is recognized as a pathway of moving out of poverty, there is very little focus on how children with disabilities can be effectively included in the education system. Every parent wants their child to be happy and accepted by their peers, have a healthy life and education. Allowing a child with special needs to interact and learn with other students in school improves their academic performance, their personality, and they tend to exceed expectations.

education for physically handicapped

Education is every child”s right, not a privilege. As a society, we should embrace inclusive education, and encourage children with disabilities to participate in everyday activities, build friendships and get access to opportunities. Once specially abled children receive proper opportunities, they can get involved in shaping the society and achieving laurels for the country, and their families can escape or avoid the trap of poverty. Inclusive education is one of the fundamental ways to welcome diversity amongst all learners. It promotes the idea that “having a disability of any kind should never stop anybody from conquering the world.”

When the specially abled are accepted and educated the way others are, they can turn their life around and achieve true, tangible success.

Although progress has been made in the education sector, India still faces challenges in addressing the educational needs of children with disabilities. Together with governments, educators, donors and other partners, we can help to close gap and achieve education for all.

Specially Abled Yet Hugely Capable The Role of a Parent in the Life of a Child with Special Needs

Specially Abled Yet Hugely Capable The Role of a Parent in the Life of a Child with Special Needs

What can we as a people do to make every differently-abled child feel self-sufficient and independent? While it is important to advocate and create inclusivity, and to envision a world of equal opportunities, it is also widely agreed upon that only with the support of their parents can children truly understand their self worth.

No one is as interested and motivated to see a child succeed than his/her own parents. However, to play their role as parents responsibly, mothers and fathers of children with special needs should realise that their child, like every other child, is a ”˜gift of God”. Instead of trying to ”˜fix” them, parents must accept them with love.

Below are some things to do as a parent of a specially abled child:

  • Specially abled children need the right support, timely help and intervention to grow up as confident men and women. When the seeds of love are sown, children start overcoming their limitations and it starts to reflect in their behaviour. All they require is to be assured that someone is always by their side.
  • Push them towards their passions, be it music, art, literature, or sports. As long as your child is happy, he/she will be motivated.
  • Acceptance is what matters ultimately. Rather than viewing children with special needs as ”˜different”, embrace them as they are and give them a sense of identity.
  • As a society, we need to wake up to the reality of special needs. It”s important that we promote the idea that differently abled children stand to achieve just as much as any other children. They do need assistance and a lot of support, but they definitely do not need pity.

Many organisations have come up with unique ways to make a difference in the lives of these children, working tirelessly towards making them self-sufficient. At PCF”s Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan, for instance, trainings are not only limited to children; their parents are equally involved. The school is dedicated to providing its specially-abled students their rightful place in a society that not only accepts them, but also respects them for their abilities.

Ayush Chamoli is one such MBCN student with multiple disabilities. Watch how his mother’s immense strength, and the complete support of his family and school helped Ayush achieve great heights.