AREAS OF WORKJune 15, 2020 2020-12-31 12:18
AREAS OF WORK
1.Rehabilitation services for people with disability
Mata Bhagwanti Chadha Niketan (MBCN) is a school for the differently abled and is the most admirable initiative of the Ponty Chadha Foundation, as it has changed the lives of more than thousands of students in past 20 years of service.. Right now there are 500 students that are receiving special education, in the school.
TARGET AREA: DELHI/NCR
TARGET POPULATION: Children with intellectual impairment, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, hearing impairment and multiple disabilities.
YEARS OF SERVICE: 20 years (Operational since 1999)
Early Intervention: Early Intervention Therapy is geared towards teaching basic life skills to children between 3 and 6 years of age. This therapy sets the right foundation for further learning that a child with special needs may need.Speech Therapy: Speech therapy involves the use of latest software that helps the child develop normal speech habits and a positive attitude towards vocal communication. The experienced therapists work at removing a child’s fear of stammering and maintaining fluency in speech.
Special Education: The school imparts customized Individual Education Programme (IEP) that is focused to develop academic skills, communication skills, social skills, motor skills, applied and functional academics and others.
Vocational Training: At MBCN, we impart the right vocational training to each student, depending upon their capabilities and limitations, to bring them at par with the world. Our vocational training programme, Swayam, engages them in various activities for creating handcrafted and ecofriendly products. They learn to design and create paper bags, envelopes, cards, holders, gift boxes and other handmade office items, and the trained professionals get stipend for their work.
Occupational Therapy: The primary objective of occupational therapy for special children is to enable them to move forward in their lives without any physical dependence on someone else. To help them lead an independent life.
Physical Therapy: Our Regular physical therapy programme provides physically challenged children with opportunities to reach their optimal functional ability.
With the objective to boost the potentials of youths coming from less advantaged families, the Ponty Chadha Foundation have established the WAVE Skills Academy in Ghaziabad.
The Skill Academy, is being developed on 6 acres land in Dasna, Ghaziabad and has a capacity to train 120 to 150 trainees per training programme. Till date 713 candidates have been trained through Skill Acadmey under, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna The campus includes residential accommodation, mess, kitchen and washrooms, training/lecture rooms, labs/simulation rooms, administrative block, store and open areas. The Institute impart training in Security Services.
It is an endeavor to impart training to such candidates, thereby honing them with specialized skills and then helping them to get employment.
The Ponty Chadha Foundation actively organizes free diagnostic health camps for village communities.
PCF associated with Dr. Ram Saran Garg Indo German Hospital has held over 234 health camps and has reached out to more than 38,750 people in 21 villages of Sun City and Wave City in NOIDA andGhaziabad.
The Ponty Chadha Foundation has tied-up with the India Food Banking Network (IFBN) to ensure the food security of those below the poverty line. The Foundation is involved in the voluntary distribution of essential food grains such as rice and wheat and high energy biscuits and cookies to the underprivileged communities in NOIDA and Ghaziabad..
The WAVE Group has held food collection drives in its offices and partnered with the Genesis School, NOIDA to launch the Food Drive Against Hunger.
Ponty Chadha Foundation aims to create awareness on Sports and its importance in our daily life. We aim to provide a platform to the Corporates and Business Community of India to showcase their talents in various indoor and outdoor sports. We plan to promote sports amongst corporates of India, and in schools to make fitness as an integral parts of people’s daily life. PCF Cup-Cricket , PCF Football League, are small footstep of the Ponty Chadha Foundation, for creating awareness about sports and indulge more and more people in physical activities.
Capacity building is an ongoing process, it can also be described as the strategies or actions that MBCN has taken in order to ensure that the resources are optimally utilized in their maximum capacities. In past 20 years of our service we have organized various workshops, trainings for our parents, teachers, sibling groups and various other rehabilitation institutes on issues related to disability. Which reflects our commitment and perseverance towards the cause, as it help us in coupling our evaluation process with the implementation process. Internship placement of different rehabilitation professionals such as Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapists and Architecture, is also a part of our capacity building
The foundation realizes the value of creating awareness, as it opens the horizon and empowers a person to realize the areas of strength and weakness. We understand that such drives not only increase the enthusiasm of the masses but also act as a key for mobilizing resources and knowledge at the local level. Since inception Ponty Chadha Foundation has been conducting various Awareness drives on issues related to the society like Disability, Women Safety, Sanitation and Cleanliness, Fitness, and others.
8.CENTRE FOR RESEARCH INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY
(i) We have developed “ A Caregivers handbook for dealing with menstrual hygiene management in the special need adolescent”, in collaboration with Amity Institute of Rehabilitation Sciences, Noida.
(ii) We have developed a caregivers handbook SWAYAM, for teaching Developmental Skills to the Children with Developmental Delays.
(iii) We have also developed an in house app VAAKYA. Vaakya is a picture-based AAC (augmentative and alternate communication) app designed to assist people with speech impairments. The problem of speech impairment may exist in cases such as aphasia, MND/ALS, after a stroke, vocal cord disorder or other deformations leading to voice loss. It is also suitable for individuals affected by autism, cerebral palsy and various other mental and physical disorders. The app is an AAC tool which can be utilized during rehabilitation and conventional speech therapies. For individuals who are unable to read and cannot communicate, the app works as a useful tool as it banks on pictures (for visuals) and audio instead of text.