Daya Mina Today

Daya Mina Center Today

“Daya Mina” offers educational, social and vocational training to young people. The programme carried out strives to underline and uphold the dignity of the young person, enabling them to develop to the fullest their inherent potential

The programme provided includes  among others :

  • Self help and independence skills

  • Communication and language skills with speech therapy (Special programs included the guidance of a psychiatrist (UK), medical advice from a board member, speech therapy and art therapy.)

  • Vocation skill training: which includes Envelopes, carpentry, sewing, candles, chutney, wine making, carpets, cards, horticulture and other.

  • Parent counseling

  • Staff training

  • Open to visits from the medical students and trainee nurses as part of their training.

  • Interaction and participation with other centers and in public events (Often used as a base for student volunteers from overseas who present theses for doctorate or masters degrees.)

The child with intellectual handicap is a child/person like any other. There are latent and hidden talents which need to be discovered and nurtured. However the general norm is that they will not perform to a high degree of ability except in exceptional cases, it’s important to know and understand a child’s disability and learn to work within its confines, rather than expecting the disability to go away. Learning a child’s strengths and helping her compensate for weaknesses will play a important role in fostering success.