|Details of Education programme (s)
CMHE project is to create an empathy-based support mechanism in the system for children with hidden disabilities, i.e. neurodevelopment disorders-NDD. In India, not only retention in school of children with NDD is an issue, there is dearth of reliable nationwide data. But one study estimates that 10-18 percent of children aged 2-9 years have one or more NDD, i.e. about 1.5-3 crores.
Through CMHE program, we are educating regular school teachers about these hidden abilities, training them to identify such children in classrooms using simple checklists, and then enabling them to practice an empathetic and sensitive approach towards these children. Where possible, special educators help teachers along with the parents and siblings of these
children to practice the techniques to support the child learning inside and outside the school.