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
Reaching Early Intervention Services to every Child with Mental Retardation and Associated Conditions
- 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.
- 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
||No. of Stakeholders
||% age consulted
||Parents responded on behalf of the child
||Questionnaire and direct interaction in Focus Group discussions
||Questionnaire, observation and direct interaction during Monday meetings
|Donors – Corporate and individual
||Around 15 at any given time
||Around 25 at any given time
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 and Social Impact of Objective 1 :
- On completion of the Early Intervention program 27 children out of 250 enrolled between April 2017 and March 2019 that is 11% (2017 - 2019 – 2 accounting years) have moved ahead – 16 have joined regular mainstream schools, 11 have joined other special schools.
- Out of the 60 children under Project Annapoorna 43 children showed improvement in weight, the increase per child for the year ranging from 0.5 kg to 2 kg, 7 children above 2 kgs, Only 3 children recorded a reduction in weight, while 7 of them remained at the same weight. 55 children showed increase in height ranging from 2 cm to 6 cms and 5 children retained their height at the same level. 34 children recorded a rise in hemoglobin ranging from 0.5 mg to 3.70 mg, 4 showed a increase over 4 mg/dL and only 16 children recorded a decrease in Hb, while 6 children retained their level of Hb.
- 106 children (2017-2018) and 120 children (2017-2018) were assessed for vision by the Special Educators at MNC. Children identified with vision problems were referred to Sankar Netralaya for further thorough assessment and suggestions for medical interventions were followed. Some of the children were assessed by Ms. Deiva (Perkins Voice and Vision) and her technical inputs helped the Special educators to plan Individualized Education Programs for the children.
- 504 Children (about 80 children every quarter and most of them have the benefit of repeated assessments) were assessed for years 2018 and 2019 for Speech and Language by the Speech and Language pathologists of SRM Medical College and Hospital, at the center. Those with problem were asked to come to SRM Medical College and Hospital for a detailed examination. Intervention techniques were discussed with the class teachers and they helped the teachers to plan effective IEPs.
- 11 children came back to MNC during this social accounting period after counseling through Sankarshana project.
- 254 (2017-2019) children visited public places as part of their experiential learning thorough Project Sambhavam. The children are taken in batches of 25 every quarter and twice to every location once for the experiential learning and the second time for reinforcement.
- The total number of children impacted by Upanayan Early Intervention Programme at MNC during this accounting year 2017-2018 is 163 and 2018-2019 is 161.
- 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.
- Stress, such as extreme poverty, abuse and neglect, or severe maternal depression can damage the developing brain, leading to lifelong problems in learning, behavior, and physical and mental health. Through early intervention offered, the brain of the child is strengthened by positive early experiences, especially stable relationships with caring and responsive adults, safe and supportive environments, and appropriate nutrition.
- Early social / emotional development and physical health provide the foundation upon which cognitive social and language skills develop. This enables these children to be mainstreamed in schools and gives them more opportunities for inclusion in society.
- 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.
Objective 2 : Rehabilitation of Parents and their Empowerment through
- Training programs
- Planning and Conducting Events
- Conducting Early Childhood Special Education Diploma course
Key Achievements and Social Impact of Objective 2 :
- Parents are encouraged to take up the diploma course conducted by the training center AVMVK Academy to enhance their knowledge (6 parents during this social accounting period).
- 4 parents after completion of the Diploma course in the AVMVK Academy are working as Special Educators in other special Schools and one joined MNC as Special Educator.
- Parents became carry-over agents and created awareness on Early Intervention within the community and society.
- 16 children have been referred to MNC by parents in 2017-2018 13 in 2018-2019. Parents have formed a strong support system, and bring /refer children with special needs to MNC for the Early Intervention Program.
- 9 parents have been appointed as teacher helpers for the current accounting period.
Objective 3 : Creating Awareness on the Importance of Prevention, Early Detection / Early Intervention through
- Dissemination of knowledge
- Effective media communication
- MNC website
Key Achievements and Social Impact of Objective 3 :
- 213 special educators (from the 32 districts in Tamil Nadu 108 in 2017-2018, and 105 in 2018-2019) have undergone the refresher course for trainers during 2017-2019.
- Dissemination of information has been achieved by conducting five international conferences and fifteen 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.
- 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 Intellectual disability and Developmental delays.
- During this social audit period 29 children were referred to the center by the parents, 63 by well wishers, 36 by professionals, 119 by doctors and 79 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 programs conducted for Special Schools
Key Achievements and Social Impact of Objective 4 :
- 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 has chosen MNC as its partner in training its special educators and therapists. About 640 of them were trained during this social accounting period.
- The Office of the Commissioner for Welfare of Differently-abled has assigned the duty of training the special educators/therapists in the 14 autism centers established by them in 2018 in the district.
- More than 200 special educators/therapists have undergone the Refresher course 2017-18, 2018-19.
Objective 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 and Social Impact of Objective 5 :
- Four students during the year academic year 2017-2018, one student during 2018 -2019 have successfully passed the Diploma Course. (DECSE-MR). All the 6 students passed with distinction. During the year 2017-18 three of our students stood first and second and third rank in the country in the DECSE exam conducted by the Rehabilitation council of India.
Objective 6 : Inclusion - Collaborate with Bala Mandir Vidyalaya to create inclusive environment for our children
- The process of inclusion has been initiated in this social accounting period. Activities will commence later this year and shall be included in the next cycle of social accounts.