MAIN PILLARS OF VCONNECT

New Born hearing Screening Programme


The New Born Hearing Screening Programme was started in 2012, with a dedicated core team of parents and professionals. The programme has evolved over the years and continues to run in 3 hospitals in Mumbai. Over 8000 new born babies have been screened to date.

Mainstreaming


VConnect believes in co-creating an educational ecosystem that fosters a culture of inclusiveness. Keeping that in mind VConnect has launched a mainstream guide to enable children with hearing loss to be successfully integrated into the mainstream. This is a guide is meant for parents, teachers, therapists, school teachers, educators and professionals. It provides basic guidelines for mainstreaming children

Mental Health


The mental health of parents is of primary importance to ensure they are able to cope with their child’s mental health. One of the primary pillars in VConnect Mental Health. 3 core team members of VConnect have undergone a one year course in Mental Health from Ummeed Child Development Center and the entire core team having undergone a 2 days sensitization on mental health. The team has conducted 8 full day workshops on mental health in the country. VConnect is committed to ensure that they continue to work towards keeping the parents and children’s mental health need met.

Support and Empowerment


VConnect’s chatrooms/circles provide opportunities for parents to draw support and empowerment from each other, post or answer queries posted by other parents, celebrate their child’s successes and participate in discussions with each other. Both the physical and the virtual meetings enable parents to have a sense of community platforms and feel confident that they can reach out whenever there is a need. Parents are able to network and learn from each other’s experiences and this enables them to advocate for themselves and each other. VConnect constantly strives to empower parents by taking them in as volunteers and then building their skills and capacity to enable the organisation to reach out to many many more parents who need help and support to manage and work with their children to enable them reach their full potential.

Knowledge and Resource Development


VConnect has been conducting workshops on various topics related to the holistic development of their child by inviting experts to conduct workshops and seminars. These are meant to create awareness amongst parents on different subjects related to child development and build certain skills among parents to enable them to holistically work with their child where and when needed. VConnect believes in disseminates information to parents on various aspects of their child’s development and creates online and offline resources.

VConnect believes in collaborating with various organisations to ensure parents get the best of what is available rather that recreating the wheel.