Activities

Intake

Intake

Before the (young) adults start at the training center they get an educational assessment at one of the assessment centers.

After the assessments we know what kind of educational training the students need. The disabled students will also receive a medical assessment at the start of the training and at the beginning of every term. We want to ensure good medical condition for all of our students and therefore regular medical check-ups are required.

Activities

Activities

The (young) adults are trained in basic skills of life and vocational and income generating activities.

Programs we have included in our training center are gardening, personal hygiene, cooking, housekeeping activities, farming, animal husbandry, tailoring, computer lessons, arts and diverse handicrafts, of which most of these activities are income generating.

Our schedule of activities from October 2016 is as follows:

Time table

Work

Work

At the end of the training the students’ capabilities will be assessed and they will be supported with the implementation of their learned skill at their homes, the community or they will be attached to an employer.

Once a student has shown that he/she has mastered necessary skills and successfully completed a probation period at an employer or in their community he/she can be released from the center. Task descriptions may include packing groceries in supermarkets, car washing, cleaning, gardening, doing laundry, crafts, farming and other basic jobs.

Initially students will receive close supervision and support, but in time, as the tasks become a routine and the student can work more independently, this support can be phased out gradually.

Feeding program

Feeding program

A proper meal will help the students to get enough nutritional value for their bodies and to stay healthy.

Before every (young) adult will start at the center, he/she gets an assessment at one of the assessment centers. If it is determined that they need to have a special diet, the meals will be adjusted to their needs.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

The students which can benefit from physiotherapy get this offered.

The physiotherapist makes sure that the students get a personal training plan, in order to improve their well being. Physiotherapy is offered for free if funds for Marianne Center allow it.

Medical check-ups

Medical check-ups

To make sure our students are able to perform well, they need to be in good medical condition.

Throughout the year our students will regularly receive medical check-ups. The medical check-ups are being sponsored by one of our partners.

Awareness projects

Events and media attention

Events and media attention

A few times a year we organize events in Nairobi where the (young) adults of the center will showcase their talents and the products they made. For this event every one who is interested is welcome.

To create awareness media attention is an important tool and therefore we are aiming to have good media coverage about mentally disabled people and Marianne Center. We also organize annual awareness events to let people know about Marianne Center and her activities.

Open days

Open days

We find it important that people can visit Marianne Center and get a feeling about what we are doing.

We therefore organize open days to invite people to come and learn more about our activities for the mentally disabled.


Small business

Small business

We have a vegetable garden where the students help out with growing and harvesting crops that are used for our feeding programme.

Next to this we sell animal(products) and products made by our students. By selling these products, being produced and sold by people with a mental disability, we hope to emphasize the potential and the possibilities of these people to the community.

Monitoring & evaluation

Monitoring & evaluation

Our activities are monitored and evaluated against our project goal and objectives.

Monitoring is done on a regular basis, which is during every management meeting which takes place at least every month.

Student Performance Reports are prepared every term. These reports assist in assessing any changes in the development of the students.

We update donors, partners and other people connected to Marianne Center via our Facebook page, which will contain update about the activities and the success stories about our students.

The June-evaluation and the December-evaluation of our activities of 2010 was done by the Ministry of Education and the Education Assessment & Resource Centre and they concluded that Marianne Center is “an ideal institution for people with a mental disability”.

Also in 2011 an evaluation took place. We are aiming for the Ministry of Education to do a regular assessment so we can keep on improving on our activities.

Activities

Updated on 2016-11-20T15:33:05+00:00, by Nelie Janssen.