Everyone in life aspires to grow up, get educated, trained and get a job and earn to be able to live
‘A Life With Self Esteem & Dignity’, through value adding Occupation.
This being the Mission of MBA Foundation, our endeavour is to make each one of these differently able youngsters, capable and confident of performing some value adding work and earn. While a few of them are able to go out and work – Open Employment.. (we have placed around 95 in good jobs), some of the qualified ones work in our office also in different capacities – accounts assistant, matron, receptionist, awareness building, marketing, etc.
There are more of them who cannot go out or do our regular office work, due to the severity of their physical / mental disabilities; but have definite qualities to perform under support & supervision of special educators. These youngsters are trained in Vocational Skills of various types, depending on their abilities and interest; and when they are ready, they work in teams, in the Sheltered Work unit; they make and pack simple items of daily use and earn a stipend, towards
‘A Life With Self Esteem & Dignity’.
They find a secure environment, with not much competition like the mainstream workplace and the work is modified to suit their ability. They continue to get motivation and refresher training to perform better and also training in new skills every year. They get an opportunity to be out of the 4 walls of their homes with a definite timetable of activities – making, packing of products, regular therapy for their upkeep, counselling, relaxation (Bhajan, Yoga, Dance & Music) etc., all under one roof, helping in keeping them agile, active and happy. As the supervisors are professionals with full knowledge of their condition, they can understand the competency and shortcomings of the trainees and adjust their work load. They also get the much needed care and help in their hygiene needs from care- takers (going to washroom, taking food, etc.)
This ensures that they are kept engaged throughout the day and increases their self-confidence. They can learn different skill sets during training and focus on one or two of their liking and ability. In this way the trainees get much individualized attention to facilitate their progress in a holistic way.
This organization was born in 2011, due to the need for taking care of awareness building, marketing of products, helping more People with disabilities through supporting other NGOs like MBA Foundation, etc.
This project works as a holistic approach to their life long rehabilitation, not depending on their competency, but on their absolute need to be happy and content through occupation.
Additionally, this also brings about a big respite to parents who otherwise are bound at home with them.