Arjun Mishra, Author at Nabet India

Nabet wins Best NGO in Gurgaon Award By Haryana State Government

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The Govt of Haryana conferred the best NGO in Gurgaon award to Nabet on theoccasion Republic Day – 2018. It marks a huge turnaround for an effort and concept initially thought too wishful to fructify.
Nabet’s journey towards empowerment of blind/handicapped has come a long way.The center started its initiative to train blind/handicapped people on industry specific skills. The job roles were carefully identified-considering the need of the industry on the one hand and the skill levels of the beneficiaries on the other. This exercise was well researched. It also turned out that the industry was afflicted by attrition of trained workforce and it required human resources regularly. It

Best NGO in Gurgaon

Nabet India declared best NGO in Gurgaon by Education Minister Haryana State Shri Rambilas Sharma

was a win-win situation for both. The industry got trained and dedicated workers and our blind/handicapped resources got the much needed jobs.
it was an upturn in many other ways too.The blind got out of a huge mental barrier. That they could work , earn and live a life of self dependence . For the industry it was a novel concept .Through technological interventions and a specially designed training curriculum the blind could perform at par with their healthy counterparts. It was a renaissance of sorts.
Today with over 1000 such trained and employed resources the concept has stood the test of time.The industry now considers them as useful resources It has been a wonderful turnaround.
Technological interventions,assistive devices,special softwares has been the cornerstone of the success story. However this has been possible only in the IT/ITES sector. Many handicapped beneficiaries are not IT trained but have other skills -in plenty.The need therefore is to harness the yet untapped reservoir human resources and move on to reach the large segment of such people who are yet to benefit from interventions yet made. Nabet is well on to the unchartered road ahead.

Disability Awareness– We are with you

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handicapped studying

handicapped studying

The society in general has a tendency to avoid disabled people who make us feel uncomfortable or perhaps guilty . There is a kind of prejudice or discomfort towards disabled .This discomfort manifests as pity , avoidance or mockery at worst . Not knowing how to act with such specially abled people is sometimes the major reason for their indifference.
Bringing the disabled into the mainstream education system could be the best way to bring about long term acceptance by the society. Having the disabled among their peers from a very early age could contribute in changing the perception/ attitude .This alone however may not be enough to bring about the necessary change .Creating awareness about their plight is also required in order to create a truly inclusive classroom .

It is important to instill compassion rather that assume its presence in order to prepare the future generations. Its important to make them understand the daily struggles which the specially abled face in order to lead a normal life.

Sensing this need the Indian government has taken a few baby steps in the right direction
The Directorate of Education has published a list of private school who have expressed readiness to accept disabled children. Many schools do not have the facilities required for such students. Few schools claim to be accessible as they have the ramps required by handicapped students suffering from locomotive disabilities . However there is a general callousness of schools towards this cause. Many schools also lack in having the special teacher to teach the hearing and / or visually impaired .

In my opinion it is important to hand hold the school initially in order to walk this so far unchartered road. The government need to introduce standards to check for preparedness of schools and also offer incentives to those making efforts in this direction.

With the ever increasing number of disabled who are deprived of proper formal education it is not possible to keep procrastinating matters Early action is the need.