SWAYAM, a vocational training initiative
With the passing of time and after having found our ground with the rehabilitation centre, it was observed that a few of our clients had
reached a stage where they were ready to re-enter mainstream society and earn a living. But to do so, they still needed to acquire the
skills needed for specific job profiles. This felt need gave birth to the concept of Swayam.
Swayam, our vocational training programme commenced on the 7th July 2006 and endeavours to provide vocational skills to our clients, in
addition to basic business, marketing, sales, and production skills, knowledge and know-how.
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Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT)
Animal Assisted therapy (AAT) involves the use of animals in formal therapy sessions. The presence of a friendly animal
helps to ease the client’s anxiety. To name a few benefits, this involvement can also improve social interactions and decrease aggressive
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At Manav Rehabilitation Centre, the Animal Angels Foundation conducts AAT. Our one-year-old cat, “Simba”
is specially trained by Animal Angels Foundation to work with the clients. Simba acts like a co-therapist in individual
and group session with the clients. People with mental illnesses and emotional problems tend to have an inward focus. Having Simba around
helps them refocus themselves on their environment.
Mrs. Asha Datta has been conducting yoga for the clients of Manav Rehbailitation Centre almost since it’s since. She undertook the program
since June 2005 by designing a yoga program according to the clients’ psycho – somatic requirements.
It has been proved over the years of research and practise that yogic practices enrich and enhance the physical, mental and spiritual well
– being of a person. Anybody and everybody young or old, healthy or sick, able or disable can practise yoga to one’s own capacity and
derive the benefits. Regular Yogic Practises enhance physical and mental capacities to quite an excellent extent.
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Vikramjeet Sinha joined Manav Rehabilitation Centre as a drama therapist from August 2005 to January 2007. He expresses his views about
drama therapy and experience at the MRC :
“In order to speak about drama therapy in Manav Rehabilitation, it is important to understand what is drama therapy. In my work with
marginalized communities using drama as a therapeutic tool, we often have felt a great opposition from people who think drama as an only a
performance art and not so much a process of transformation. Drama therapy is not jus a creative process oriented space for transformation,
and awareness but also curative in nature. So let us tackle the question as to what is Drama Therapy?
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