Understanding the Needs
Our ears expose us to the wonderful sounds of nature and the ambience surrounding us. We understand things when we hear them. But, when we are unable to receive sounds through ears then it leads to a condition of hearing impairment. Although, there is always a possibility to amplify sounds with the use of a hearing aid in various conditions. However, if the hearing loss is found to be severe, a person develops an inability to distinguish sounds. Still, students who are hard of hearing can comprehend audio information by supplementing their properly working senses with listening devices.
When a person is repeatedly exposed to loud noises, there are signs to watch out for. For instance, when a special child starts facing difficulty in listening to other people clearly or often misunderstands their words. Such children expect others to repeat themselves and they tend to watch television or listen to music at a volume higher than what is required.
A Teacher’s Perspective
Children with gifted abilities need educators with special training. These educators play the role of sculptors, moulding special children with perfection and great care. Armed with the passion to help society, and with hearts as pure as gold, these educators go beyond their limitations to empathise with specially-abled kids, understand what they can’t convey through speech, and resolve their issues without conceding defeat.
We at Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan pay special attention to each child, not ever following the one-size-fits-all approach. Every child possesses a different set of abilities, and keeping that in mind, we craft individual curriculums for each one of them. Based on their performance, we then tweak the curriculum in the interest of their growth and improvement. Their progress is tracked on a regular basis, which helps us decide what’s suitable for them and what’s not. Only then do we proceed to introducing innovative curriculums that gives students the wings to fly.
Vocational Training at MBCN
Vocational training programmes play a key role in empowering the lives of the differently-abled. This is so because rare disabilities come with rare qualities which even a normal person cannot possess. An example of this unswerving attitude is Vikas Midha who suffers from mild mental retardation, general seizure and Cerebellar Ataxia. His condition can be defined as a neurological deficit that comes from cerebral palsy related to cranial stenosis. But the question is that why we mention him in the conversations at Ponty Chadha Foundation (PCF).
Vikas is a real gem of Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan (MBCN), a vocational training NGO run under PCF in Noida. He had joined MBCN only in April 2003 and went on to become a sales representative within just one year. Do you know what it took for him to become that? Only positive attitude, sheer hardwork and the collaborative efforts of his family along with the entire MBCN team, who walked with him throughout his journey, as he moved forward to achieve so much in life.