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Graduation Day Celebration: Empowering the Students to make the Impossible Possible
Graduation is a time of celebrating the crucial and major milestone in a student’s life. It is vital that we honour more than just the student and more than just education at a graduation ceremony; we need to celebrate the special journey that each graduate is making of growing up. A journey destined to each finding out who they are, what they are naturally good at doing, how they can go into the world and support themselves, and most of all, how their knowledge and skills can be implemented for the betterment of the community and society at large.
It was an eventful evening at MI on 16th June with the graduates of CAT II Diploma in Prosthetics & Orthotics and Single Discipline Lower Limb Prosthetics & Orthotics dressed in the graduation costumes. The wide smiles were blended with the touch of emotions of completing a phase of study and venturing into the implementation platform. This graduation day was quite special with some of the former students of MI upgrading their knowledge, skill set through a up gradation training spanned four and half months .
Mr Krishna Raj Bhatt, an alumni student of MI from the course Lower Limb Prosthetics technologist of 2007 batch, scored highest in the International Society of Prosthetics & Orthotics (ISPO) Practical exam. He is currently engaged in National Social Welfare Association at Nepal. Ms Ayush from Yemen and Mr Jignesh from Ahmedabad, Gujarat acquired the second and third position in the practical exam. In the overall score, Mr Jignesh acquired the top position followed by Ms Rinku and Mr Krishna Raj Bhatt.
Ms Rinku is from the first batch of training at MI in 2002. She mentioned “this four and half months duration of training was a great time to upgrade my knowledge and skills. It gives me confidence to do a better service delivery at my workplace in Howrah District, West Bengal.
Ms Ayush expressed “this is the best moment for me. I would like to specially thank my mother because of whom I am here in India to get training and thanks to Mobility India trainers too”.
So often in modern life we never seem to have enough time to spend with our children – just playing, just being there for them. Play therapy refers to a method of psychotherapy with children in which a therapist uses a child’s fantasies and the symbolic meanings of his or her play as a medium for understanding and communication.
The initiative of MI aims at incorporating the child’s physical abilities, cognitive functioning levels and emotional needs in a safe, supportive environment. It also allows children to not only learn how to interact with others and develop relationships; it also provides physical strategies children can use to perform.
Play therapy helps to decrease behavioural and emotional difficulties that interfere significantly with a child’s normal functioning. Other goals include improved verbal expression, ability for self-observation, improved impulse control, more adaptive ways of coping with anxiety and frustration, and improved capacity to trust and to relate to others. In this type of treatment, the therapist uses an understanding of cognitive development and of the different stages of emotional development as well as the conflicts common to these stages. Play has been shown to optimize learning, enhance relationships, and improve health and well-being.
For the period of April-June, 2017 3 play therapy sessions has been conducted and well-enough response has been obtained from the participants.