The foundation of Muskaan’s successful training centre and employment centre lies in experimentation. We tried various activities and chose only those that suited our work associates.
Over time two things happened. We realised that this is a workable model and there is no need to reinvent the wheel. So we started motivating NGOs and parent groups to start a centre like this with Muskaan providing the blueprint.
Simultaneously, as the word spread, NGOs from across the country came to study the vocational training model and asked for ways to set it up in their own organisations. We worked with them. They came to our centre and we went to theirs to examine the possibilities. Over the last 6-7 years we have worked with schools having a wing for children with special needs, NGOs that work with small kids but want to work with adults too, and organisations who work with people with intellectual disability in Delhi.
There is a definite need for a training model, so that teachers can be trained and curriculum developed. So we have designed a module that can be flexible. In addition to this whenever we have an in-house training or workshop, we invite others to attend too.