Neha deeply feels being a trainer at the Centre has further boosted her confidence. Training the students has empowered her more as she gets to learn even more while teaching her dear students. Despite challenges she enjoys being a trainer.
She is a post graduate in social work from TISS, Hyderabad with a work experience of 5 years. She joined NAB India Centre in 2017 as a trainer and currently, she is the Master Trainer and Coordinator of Discovering Hands India Project. Prior to joining NAB India Centre, she has been engaged with different projects namely CHILDLINE, NACO Project (TI-IDU) and GRC (Gender Resource Centre- Delhi Govt.)
Before I joined NAB India Centre, I used to think why do people call their workplace their second home but after working here I realized how much it is true. NAB India Centre has been a guide, a mentor for me. It has taught me that if the plan is not working, you change your plan, but always achieve your goal. I’m proud to work for an organization that is ensuring a dignified life for every blind woman.
Ever since, has been involved with Internship training, placement, awareness campaign on Breast Cancer and Camps for early detection of Breast cancer. Conducted workshop on Braille and its importance for the visually Impaired. Conducted workshops on Visual Impairment and it’s Implications. Have been actively involved with the Curriculum-content writing for the Blind under the PMSKY-NSDC.
Previously she worked at Maxfort School, Dwarka as Spl. Educator and was in Charge of the Guidance and Counselling Cell. Thereafter got an opportunity at St.Mary’s School Dwarka to work on the children with special needs. Have the experience of working on children with Visual Impairment, Autism, Multiple disability, Hearing Impairment, Learning disability over a period of time. She is also certified on a course in Learning Disability.
Jyoti is an alumnus of Kanpur University from where she completed her graduation in arts. She is very fond of making soft toys and painting. Before joining NAB she was associated with several export houses as a Quality Controller.
Ms. Seema has been a true mobiliser ever since she has joined. As an employment executive she has been to the fields with the trainees for their internship and employments. She also ensures their stay, orientation of their work place and provides their essentials. She reaches to interiors of the communities to train persons with visual impairment on handicraft products, or sewing machines, knitting and many more so that they earn for their living.
Maya enjoys upskilling trainees by providing them training in culinary techniques. She feels one who can cook for self can handle everything at home on their own. She not only orients the students about the utensils but also helps them differentiate pulses, spices and several other ingredients. She also teaches them to organize their workspace for seamless and smooth execution. Under her guidance the women learn how to cook step by step. Home science training enables the trainees to become further self dependent and self reliant.
As per her educational qualification she is BSc(home science), also acquired professional training in rehabilitation of the blind((NAB Mumbai). Before joining NAB India Centre for Blind Women she was an instructor at “Nita Mehta’s culinary academy”. She also is the proprietor of “Sheena Sahni cooking classes” and “Mom’s kitchen”.
It’s been an eye opening experience for her at the NAB. She says she has learnt a lot from the women trainees of the centre. Their zeal, spirit and “never say never” attitude, towards life, has had a tremendous, positive impact, on her and that’s what motivates her to move forward in life and put her extra effort towards training the women.
Mr. Ashutosh Sharma, joined NAB India Centre for Blind Women & Disability Studies in the year 2013 as a music teacher later he was appointed as Braille trainer. Mr. Sharma who is very fond of music and cracking jokes, possesses a graduation degree.
Being blind by birth he was always familiar with Braille, however it was an enduring experience for him to teach braille since he had never taught before. Introducing the whole new concept of braille to late blind trainees is often technical yet tricky and requires a lot of patience. With advancement of technology, the persons with visual impairment often fail to understand the strength and importance of braille. He organizes regular workshops and counselling in order to make them understand how braille can help them in their daily life besides education. He enjoys taking music classes as most of the students are always keen to learn music. He hopes in future we see an inclusive society where the visually impaired have smooth access to education.
At the Centre he majorly trains the visually impaired men and women on garments. He makes them understand the different types of garments, their stiches, accessories, different types of folding techniques and many more. This training focuses on enabling the trainees to be placed in export houses where they can do folding and packaging. They are also trained to make cartons for packaging. He has also trained many on detergent making and soap making with an objective of self employment. He also supports the trainees during the placement to set up their workspace, their residence, teach them to cook for themselves etc. He feels overwhelmed, when a students gets placed post the skill building trainings.