Miss Bagchi, a teacher to reckon by
Ms. Anuradha Bagchi is the Director of the Department of Education at Helen Keller Institute for Deaf and Deafblind, Mumbai. She has over 17 years of experience in the field of deafblindness and has been providing mentoring support to various partner organisations of Sense India for more than ten years. Currently, a mentor at the National Association for the Blind, Dhule, Maharashtra; she says she learns something new with each of her visits. One of her learnings include, Community-based Rehabilitation (CBR) for the children with deafblindness.
The mentoring visits by Ms.Bagchi have helped Sense International to understand the specific needs of a child with deafblindness. She also counsels parents and helps them take life decisions for their children, including their education and health. Additionally, she is a great motivator for the team, who encourages her team to provide the best services to the children they are mentoring. She also helps them develop skills in assessing behavioural issues of a child with deafblindness to be able to support them in their growth.
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About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
Educators in the newly initiated deafblind program of Sense International (India) need mentoring to understand the needs of children with deafblindness. The organization resolves this problem by providing regular mentoring support by senior practitioners. Currently there are 19 mentors supporting over 180 educators and staff members at various partner organisations.
Each mentor supports two organisations and provides guidance to educators, parents and students with deafblindness at each supported organisation. The primary aim of the mentoring programme is to provide educators with an opportunity to share their experiences and fears and to develop their skills to help the deafblind children better. The purpose of the program is to contribute to the development of local expertise within India by facilitating the exchange of information between experienced and less experienced practitioners.