There are many 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 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.
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 Organisation is headed by Mrs. Meenal Mandlik since the year 2011. She is a Professional—Ex Banker, a Science graduate, worked as a banker with State Bank of India as a marketing executive, resigned in 2007(After24 years of service). Since then been associated with the cause of betterment of differently able. Served as a volunteer in MBA Foundation. Has done a diploma in Social Entrepreneurship. She is also a member of some other social organisations like inner wheel club and Maharashtra Chamber of commerce. She has been appreciated and awarded by some social and cultural organisations for her efforts in the social cause.