Government Projects

MNC reaches out beyond Chennai partnering in Government of Tamilnadu Projects.

National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and the State Health Society, Tamilnadu(SHS TN)

A pilot project was mooted between The State Health Society–Tamilnadu (SHS TN) a part of Government of Tamilnadu, Department of Health and Family Welfare acting as the Nodal Agency for National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) to implement the Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) Project Phase – II program in the State of Tamilnadu and MNC. The project aims “to strengthen and expand preventive services of the existing health system by establishment of Early Intervention Centers in two districts (Thoothukudi and Cuddalore) for management of screened cases of newborn, infants and children with birth defects and facilitate referral services after detection of disabilities in collaboration with Madhuram Narayanan Centre for Exceptional Children as a strategy”.

Role of MNC

Mentoring, this includes,

  • Provision of early intervention services to children with mental retardation through a systematic program
  • Supervision and monitoring consultant for the NGO in the project
  • Providing Human And Material Resources for Programme Implementation.

Establishment of EICs as Fully Functional Units:

  • Training of Medical Officers and Other Personnel from the PHCs in the respective districts by preparing Training Modules and conducting Workshops for Training
  • Recruitment of Special Educators simultaneously and positioning them at MNC for a period of three months as internees before posting them at the EICs
  • Equipping each of the Centers with the required training materials needed for the provision of early intervention services, including the equipment needed for therapy.
  • Installing, in each EIC, computer systems with the Software UPANEETA – for documenting the manually recorded data, into the system.

The EICs are fully functional from 2012 and are providing Early Intervention Services to the rural public who otherwise would have to come to the city for such services.

Government Early Intervention Centre

The Government of Tamilnadu with a vision on the need and importance of Early Intervention Centers for Children with mental disabilities planned for Early Intervention Centers to be established one in each district in the year 2007. MNC was identified by the office of the State Commissioner for the Disabled Persons, Government of Tamilnadu as the Non Governmental Organization (NGO) to start an Early Intervention Centre at Chennai, and is a beneficiary of their aid to support such a programme.

As on date, 43 children have been enrolled in the centre, located in our premises. The facilities that MNC children enjoy are all extended to them. Apart from Intervention through Upanayan they are included in Therapy, Yoga, Nutrition projects of the Centre, Outings, and Medical Check up and get to participate in all MNC functions.

Early Intervention Centre for Autism at State Resource Training Centre at K K Nagar, Chennai

In the year 2012 the State Commissioner for Differently Abled, had selected MNC to establish an Early Intervention Centre for Autism at State Resource Training Centre, K K Nagar, Chennai 600078. 44 children are enrolled in this centre from nearby and far off places. MNC is the mentor for the centre. The special educators and staff have been trained by MNC in the implementation of Upanayan Early Intervention Programme Weekly visits by the senior special educators of out centre ensures that assessment forms are filled properly, Individualized Education Programmes have been drawn properly and implemented in the right way. Evaluation is done periodically by the Principal or the Coordinator Programme Implementation and recorded. The progress of the children is monitored for mainstreaming. Special educators are included in the refresher courses conducted by MNC and they bring their problems to MNC for solutions.

Sarva Siksha Abhiyan

Anaivarukum Kalvi Thittam’ or Universal Education is an effort to universalize elementary education through community ownership of the schooling system. It is a programme designed to universalize elementary education within a definite time frame.

  • Arduous efforts have been made in the last four decades for Universalization of Elementary Education and to fulfill the mandate of the Indian Constitution.
  • The “National Policy on Education” 1986 and 1992 also gave top priority to the achievement of Universal Elementary Education. Many projects and programmes at the micro and macro levels have been undertaken in the past in this direction. Experiences have shown that as a result of all the past interventions, there has been considerable progress in ensuring access to primary education: there is   increase in enrolment and retention, improvement in school attendance and generation of strong demand for education especially for girls and so on.
  • Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is an attempt to improve capabilities of all children through provision of community owned quality education in a mission mode.
  • MNC is been interacting with the office of the SSA in developing training modules for Mainstream School teachers, Special Educators, Therapists for conducting workshops to over 27000 members involved in the SSA in Tamilnadu. The workshop will facilitate the Mainstream school teachers to coordinate with the Special Educators in evolving the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for Children with Special needs. (SEN)