Fund training for a person with developmental disability by Madhya Pradesh Viklang Sahayta Samiti

Fund training for a person with developmental disability

Impact

Your donation can help an adult lead a meaningful life

Deepak joined Madhya Pradesh Viklang Sahayta Samiti to improve his development skills. Before joining this special school in 1998, Deepak was not sure about his future and was spending his days idle at home.

In MPVSS, he underwent a special skill development training in self care, social behavior, functional academics, prevocational, recreational areas followed by vocational skills. Slowly, he improved a lot and became independent in dealing with people. During his training, he also developed an interest in sports and participated as a member of the Indian Basketball Team for the International Special Olympics in Athens, Greece in 2011 and had won the gold medal for the country. In 2003, he joined the school as a full time supporting staff to help other children learn better.

Currently there are 75 poor children and adults with special abilities in MPVSS. **Your donation can help a youngster like Deepak lead a meaningful life. You can donate with confidence because every program on our platform is GIVEASSURED.

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About The Program

What the beneficiary gets
Special Education
Training
Tuition
Holistic Development
What you get
Tax Exemption
Periodic Reports
Program Description

Madhya Pradesh Vikalang Sahayta Samiti provides special education to developmentally disabled children and adults. It serves the individuals with autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and multiple other disabilities. They aim to make individuals with such special abilities be more acceptable in the society by training them in basic skills.

These are the most neglected group in society, who are often not enrolled in regular schools because they have different educational needs. Hence, the organization started a special school for these children.

The special education is based on repeated practical exposure using special education techniques, special educational material in special classes by special educators. Students learn self-care, social adaptive behaviour, functional academics and pre- vocational and recreational skills. This prepares the ground for their vocational training in the future to make them independent. This programme includes support to many poor children and adults with special abilities, who are cross-subsidized by beneficiaries who can afford to pay

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About The NGO

Madhya Pradesh Viklang Sahayta Samiti
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Madhya Pradesh Viklang Sahayta Samiti

Madhya Pradesh Viklang Sahayta Samiti was started by Fr. Thomas C.T with the help and support of Diocese of Ujjain as social responsibility of the emerging need of the time.

He was committed to do meaningful work to minimize problems of neglected sections of society. The assessment of the situation revealed that though there were many different sets of people who were neglected, the differently abled persons were the most neglected section. Even among these, children with mental and physical disabilities were among the most neglected. Hence, the organization was started to help them.

The present head of the organisation, Fr. Tom George is a special educator and social worker. He was assistant director for 8 years before taking over the leadership in July 2013.

No. of Children with Mental Retardation, Autism, Cerebral Palsy,Multiple disabilities - 31

No. of children/people with Cerebral Palsy - 168

No. of Children with Mental Retardation, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple disabilities - 437

No. of adult trainees with Mental Retardation - 185

No. of Children with Mental Retardation, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple disabilities, hearing and speech impairment - 90

No. of students enrolled in the first batch - 40

The aim of the organisation is to build an inclusive society in which persons with disability will enjoy equal rights, opportunities and participation.

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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Tom George

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

education | differently abled

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh Viklang Sahayta Samiti has

provided support to 437 underprivileged people with disabilities

last audited
Last Audited
Periodic Compliance Checks by GiveIndia

Renewals FY 19-20

Program Updates

Program Updates

31 May, 2022

Providing smooth and Hassle-free Special Education and Training amidst COVID pandemic at Virtual Platform

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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic the Manovikas special school, Ujjain was continued to be closed till the end of September 2021. It was reopened during October 2021, but the attendance of special children was negligible due to the threat of the third wave of COVID pandemic. Therefore Education and training for special children were continued at an online platform. However the shift to digital teaching was challenging and it was quite difficult to train and educate the children with developmental disabilities, but gradually parents and children adapted to the new situation and education were continued.


Challenges faced and next steps

The major challenge was the uncertainty of the reopening of special schools. The majority of parents did not agree to send their children to the school whereas a few parents insisted on us opening the school following the COVID protocols. We have conducted the education both at online and offline modes as per the needs of the parents. We have also provided counselling to parents to remove the threat of COVID among the parents. Special educators with the help of members of families of special children systematically conducted lasses on regular basis via video calls and telephonic conversation and achieved success. Awareness programmes were also conducted on COVID-19 for parents, as to how to use masks and sanitisers, keeping social distancing and vaccination process. In the next 5-6 months we aim to reopen the school following the COVID protocols, as most of the Special children are not getting proper intervention, especially those who require ADL training and therapeutic intervention. Special educators will give more care and concern to the children with innovative methodology.


Stories from the ground

Divyansh Marmat – Acquiring Skills without Break 9 years old Divyansh is a child with moderate intellectual disability. He sought admission to Manovikas Special school on 18th August 2017. After seeking admission to special school many positive changes were observed at the social as well as academic level, especially within the past two years. Now he has started communicating very well and expressing his feelings, playing with the children of the class, reading, following the instructions, helping the teacher in the classwork, taking part in the academic activities with interest and helping other children. During the pandemic, COVID's second wave, like other children hew stopped coming to school and their parents observed that he was gradually losing the skills he acquired in the school and noticed many behavioural changes. Special educators provided counselling to the parents and continued online sessions with the help of parents. He can count numbers, read alphabets. He has started identifying the name of the week, the name of the month, doing identification of colours, and identification of money. He is taking part in online general knowledge activities colouring in drawing pictures and trying to learn


7 October, 2021

Special Training and Education During COVID pandemic -2021

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Activities and work undertaken in the last 5-6 months

During the COVID pandemic, we have continued the special training and education through online mode. All the weekdays. MPVSS Therapeutic team remains in contact with a parent.: In order to maintain the routine of acquiring functional literacy and behavioral and home-based skills regularly special educators regularly remain in touch with beneficiaries via video calls and telephonic conversation. During this period special children also participated in the Online dance competition “Divayng Idol", conducted by Yuva Sksham, which provided a platform to all Pwd’s. To train and prepare Special children for participating in online dance competitions was not an easy task. Arduous and continuous efforts by a team of special educators prepared six special children. All of them have participated with enthusiasm and performed well and their videos were uploaded successfully.


Challenges faced and next steps

Though the phase was very challenging, as children were not in direct contact with teachers and therapists. Few of the children got aggravated behavior. To manage the problem team of therapists (OT, PT, and Speech therapy ) provided all necessary instruction via video and voice calls to take necessary precautions, methods of exercise, and general safety procedures. Parents were provided counseling to tackle the beneficiaries especially those with aggravated behavioral complaints. For the next six months, we will continue to provide online support, as the risk is reduced up to some extent we may make home visits and provide the necessary services when needed.


Stories from the ground

All the special students, despite the challenging period, participated with enthusiasm. This has indexed our success.


23 March, 2021

Education and Training with a difference

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Special training  and education for person with developmental disability  basically refers to “Educational programs and practices designed for children and young adults - who are with mental, physical or emotional disabilities. These children require special teaching approaches, equipment or care within or outside a regular classroom. M.P Viklang Sahayta Samiti has established  four Special Schools  for these  students.  Schools are equipped with adequate learning aids and trained teachers.


The children are taught various tasks and skills appropriate to their age and functional level to make them self-dependent. MPVSS is running three such  four special schools.   Schools are well equipped with state of art infrastructure, teaching and learning aids, with Therapeutic facilities. We have been providing special education to the children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, by our well trained teachers who are  qualified in special education and registered with RCI. They focus on over all development of the special children which includes physical, emotional and creative skills. The volunteers, social workers and field workers of MPVSS regularly identify the children with special needs in the backward urban and rural areas.  We are providing behavior modification of the Children with developmental disabilities through the services of psychological counseling, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and special education techniques, by a team of interdisciplinary teachers and resource persons. We have trained our students in daily living skills, who are unable to do their daily chores, like eating, dressing, grooming, and also toileting etc. The main purpose of these training programs is to develop confidence in them, to make them feel that they are quite efficient and can attend to their daily needs with more confidence.  


Sports and cultural activities help a lot in the development of children with disabilities. We give special attention in these fields to provide them training in sports, games,   dance, music, drawing and handicraft article making.  They get an opportunity to participate various programmes and competition   at the local, district, national and international level. Many of them achieved Gold medals in Special Olympics at international level. Our special children perform excellently in cultural activities, organized on various occasions, including national festivals and other celebrations. 


With the our break of COVID -19 all  special schools and centers are closed since 22 March 2020. Though difficult , but our special educators and therapeutic teams have been providing them all possible support. 
 
Special Educators Support   : We are  regularly  providing  suggestions and instructions via video  and mobile calls   for developing the ADL ,functional literacy and behavioral  skills. This is  followed successfully by  Parents and Children. 
Therapeutic care : Therapists (OT, PT and Speech )  explains easy  ways to  exercise  properly  ,follow protocols and to  take  safety /preventive measures . Regular feed back is  taken from the parents regarding child’s progress. 
Participation in Competitions: Schools are closed but children are  participating in  online  programmes and competitions  and  remain active as before.