Presenting the Manovikas Success Story and Model of PPP as a Case Study: Vikram Dutt President Manovikas. Painting by a Manovikas resident. Disability colours +++. At Manovikas we are certain that habilation is something PLUS. Education Plus Vocational Training Plus
Presenting the Manovikas Success Story and Model of PPP as a Case Study:
Painting by a Manovikas resident
Disability colours +++
And to accomplish this, we have to reach out and create an environment where Civil Society would connect with us in return.
Such a Civil Society to include
Parents and Guardians
Professionals and Stakeholders
AND ABOVE ALL
So as to create an
Organising Parents Workshops where
All Stakeholders, including Guardians, Press,
Senior Policy Makers, Experts and members of the local community would participate
Organising Community Programmes on Significant Occasions – the recent ones being the VOTERS DAY
Co-operating with International NGOs in their Awareness and Outreach Programmes
Over 100 residents, staff, family members, students and volunteers of Manovikas participated and indeed contributed to its success on Sunday 9th February, in New Delhi.
About 100 volunteers organised by us enrolled about 1000 participants by setting up booths in various metro stations in the city.
Initiating inter-faith understanding
We aggressively promote an inter-faith understanding of human values. At our First Convocation of Manovikas-IGNOU Community College; a Dance Drama incorporating many faiths including minority faiths like Jews and Buddhists was presented
Many years ago – 26 to be exact, speaking at the seminar on Vocational Training at NIVH, I had spoken of moving away from A-B-C: Agarbatti, Brooms andCandlesand to take up D for Dusters to dust away the cobwebs of the mind.
We talked to industry captains, experts in skills training, management professionals and to those who are specialists in Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences theory .
Howard Earl Gardner (born July 11, 1943) is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard.
The author of over twenty books translated into over thirty languages, he is best known for his theory of Multiple Intelligences, as outlined in his book Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (1983).
We researched abilities and natural intelligences of our DD people and through interaction with them, realised that they enjoy meeting and networking with people (maybe with the exception of autistic people).
So we focussed on skills training that would get them jobs and therefore – another D: DIGNITY
So we arrived at a training curriculum for Hospitality, Retail, IT and a few others.
At the same time, we started our interactions with the corporate world and today those who get trained at our Manovikas get snapped up by industry. In fact, there is a demand for more employees: we are not able to cope!!!!
In our training, corporate experts, including Phds in the relevant subjects, industry seniors and such higher-ranking professionals become our specialised Faculty.
A marvellous example of PPP.
Significant interaction with Policy makers and senior officials to create specialised understanding of the Manovikas model… here is Stutiji
Poonamji, Narayan Raoji, Padma Shri UmaTuliji, Minister Arvinderji, Stutiji, Prof. Ramanujamji and others
Too numerous to enumerate here.
Suffice to place on record that Star TV, AajTak, Sahara Samay, Doordarshan and local channels in television;
98.4 and AIR in radio,
Numerous internet news sites,
Newspapers like Indian Express, The Hindu, Deccan Herald, DainikJagran, Pioneer, Hindustan Times, Malayalam Manorama and so on… covered us.
Did not happen by itself. We assertively made a Media Plan with the help of professionals and implemented it.
So we constantly bring out publications; recently we made a short documentary film ‘Joyful Living’ which was premiered in San Francisco and received excellent reviews. We are in the process of publishing a Newsletter which would be easily understandable by the select target audience. It would combine pictorials with the written word.