Social Accounts

Social Audit Statement

Vision & Mission

Emergence of Vision and Mission of Madhuram Narayanan Centre (2004)

MNC first conceived the Vision and Mission of the Centre in 2004, and the process of evolution of Vision, Mission and Values 2004-2011 was reported in the Social Accounts 2008-2009. The Vision, Mission and Values of the Centre continue to guide and inspire the organization in its work and therefore remain unchanged.

Vision and Mission Statement

VISION

Reaching Early Intervention Services to every Child with Mental Retardation and Associated Conditions

MISSION

  • To provide services in early detection, identification and intervention in mental retardation
  • To empower parents and family members in the care and management of children with disability
  • Starting a Training Academy to conduct courses in Special Education.

VALUES

  • Zero Rejection of any Child with Mental Disability
  • Openness to Developments and Innovation in Technology in the Field of Special Education
  • Adaptability to the Growing Needs of Inclusion in the Community

Stakeholder Mapping

Stakeholder No. of Stakeholders No. consulted % consulted Methodology
Children 114 51 45% Parents responded on behalf of the child
Parents 114 51 45% Questionnaire and direct interaction in Focus Group Discussions
Special Educators 22 22 100% Questionnaire Observation and Direct Interaction
Management staff 5 5 100% Direct Interaction / Monday meetings
Donors A few from the large donor list of MNC 20 - Email questionnaire
Well wishers A few from the long list of well wishers of MNC 20 - Email questionnaire
Government Officials 6 3 50% Email questionnaire
Resource Persons Selected 20 Resource Persons from 60 20 35% Email questionnaire

Objectives / Achievements / Impact

Objective 1. Providing Early Intervention Services for the Habilitation of the Child with Intellectual Disability through

  • Early detection through direct communication and referrals
  • Early identification using the UPANAYAN assessment tool
  • Implementation of the Early Intervention Program UPANAYAN
  • Providing Support Systems through the projects–Annapoorna, Sankarshana, Samyam, Sambhavam and Sanmargam
  • Establish a Montessori unit at the Centre to create a pre-school environment prior to education in mainstreaming

Key Achievements

  • On completion of the Early Intervention program 23 children out of 242 enrolled between April 2015 and March 2017 that is 10% (2016 - 2017 – 2 accounting years) have moved ahead–13 have joined regular mainstream schools, 10 have joined other special schools.
  • Out of the 60 children selected for the Project Annapoorna, (30 in each academic year) which takes care of the nutritional aspect of early intervention, 56 children showed improvement in weight, the increase per child for the year ranging from 0.5 kg to 4 kgs. Only 4 children recorded a reduction in weight, the others maintaining same weight, 60 children showed an increase in height ranging from 2 cm to 8 cms / or remained static, and 44 children recorded a rise in hemoglobin ranging from 0.5 mg to 3.90 mg, while 16 children showed a decrease in Hb level.
  • 88 children (2015-2016) and 68 children (2016-2017) were assessed for vision by the Special Educators at MNC.
  • 70 underwent audiology screening for the year 2015-2016 by the staff of the Audiology Department of SRM Medical College and Hospital and medical interventions were suggested to many of them.
  • 141 Children were assessed for years 2016 and 2017 for Speech and Language by the Speech and Language pathologists of SRM Medical College and Hospital, at the center.
  • 6 children came back to MNC after counseling through Sankarshana project.
  • More than 100 (2016-2017) children were taken out on experiential training through project Sambhavam.
  • The total number of children impacted by Upanayan Early Intervention Programme at MNC during this accounting year 2015-2016 is 128 and 2016-2017 is 114.

Social Impact

  • High quality early intervention services can change a child’s developmental trajectory and improve outcomes for children, families, and communities. Intervention is likely to be more effective and less costly when it is provided earlier in life rather than later.
  • A significant impact of mainstreaming is that children are integrated into the larger community and are accepted by peers and teachers.
  • Nutritional intervention through Project Annapoorna has positively impacted the children. Their health condition shows an improvement thereby ensuring regular attendance to school and improved participation in class activities.
  • The experiential learning provided at MNC enables the children to learn the use of public transport, public spaces like malls and parks and follow set routines, etiquette and discipline.
  • Early intervention has led to a decrease in problem behaviors and self-stimulatory behaviors among the children.

Objective 2. Rehabilitation of Parents and Their Empowerment through

  • Training programs
  • Planning and Conducting Events

Key Achievements

  • Parents are encouraged to take up the diploma course conducted by the training center AVMVK Academy to enhance their knowledge (13 parents during this social accounting period).
  • 8 parents after completion of the Diploma course in the AVMVK Academy are working as Special Educators in other special Schools and 5 of the parents have joined MNC as Special Educators.
  • 22 children have been referred to MNC by parents in 2015-2016, 26 in 2016-2017.
  • 9 parents have been appointed as teacher helpers for the current accounting period.
  • 66 fathers attended the father’s day and participated in a day’s activity at the center along with their children which is a great source of encouragement and help to the special mothers.

Social Impact

  • Developing the Parenting Skills in the parents has led to their Empowerment as partners in the training program of their child, at MNC.
  • Parents become the spokespersons to the community at large on the importance of early intervention.
  • They become role models to the community at large, which helps other parents in similar situations to handle disability in the family.

Objective 3. Creating Awareness on the Importance of Prevention, Early Detection / Early Intervention through

  • Dissemination of knowledge
  • Effective media communication
  • MNC website

Key Achievements

  • 215 special educators (from the 32 districts in Tamil Nadu 109 in 2015-2016, and 106 in 2016-2017) have undergone the refresher course for trainers during 2015-2017.
  • Dissemination of information has been achieved by conducting five international conferences and thirteen national workshops during the last few years the proceedings of which have been circulated to all key stakeholders.
  • This information has also been published in the national press, MNC website and our in-house journal ‘Kalpatharu’ - a bi-annual publication with 400 copies circulated.

Social Impact

  • The media coverage of the various conferences/workshops/functions conducted at the centre sensitizes the community at large on the concept of Early Intervention in Mental Retardation and Developmental delays.
  • During this social audit period 48 children were referred to the center by the parents, 33 by well wishers, 49 by professionals, 212 by doctors and 51 by others like therapists, care givers and people who are familiar with MNC, reflecting the awareness created about Early intervention.

Objective 4. Organize Outreach Programs through

  • Government Schemes and in programmes conducted for
  • Special Schools

Key Achievements

  • The Tamil Nadu state government has recognized Upanayan Early Intervention program and has adopted the same for implementation in all the 32 districts of the state.
  • The State office of the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan mooted by the Central Government has chosen MNC as its partner in curriculum adaptation and training their teachers/special educators.

Social Impact

  • The existing Government health delivery mechanism has been effectively used to reach these services to remote villages.
  • The parents of the children coming to MNC are fully sensitized to avail all the benefits given to them by the State and Central Government and the centre offers help in obtaining these benefits.
  • MNC has been able to help the Government in providing useful inputs in evolving policy decisions in the field of disability.

Objective No. 5 - Create professionals in special education through

  • Offering Accredited Courses offered by the Rehabilitation Council of India
  • In house Refresher / Orientation courses to staff / parents

Key Achievements

  • 8 students during the year academic year 2015-2016, 5 students during 2016-2017 have successfully passed the Diploma Course. (DECSE-MR). All the 13 students passed with distinction. During the year 2015-2016 two of our students stood first and second in the country in the DECSE exam conducted by the Rehabilitation council of India.

Recognition