‘Home is the first school and mother is the first teacher’, and most of us have experienced the love behind all this kind of teaching (sometimes army style), smiles behind tears, and the joy when we succeed.
2020 affected everything drastically in ways we had not experienced before. Schools were closed and all classroom sessions were stopped. Children missed socialising the most. Like all other institutions, Tamahar had to stop the classroom sessions too and start online classes, something we had not dreamt about. Online interventions for children with developmental delays, whoever has heard about it… We were unhappy, disappointed and clueless.
Never in our wildest imagination did we expect the spectacular change it brought about. With the help of the mothers of our special children who became hands-on interventionists at home during the online sessions, we could run our programs as effectively as before.
This Mother’s Day, we at Tamahar would like to congratulate all the mothers who have been supporting us and helping us to help them and their children during this pandemic. A special thanks also to our interventionists who have had to train themselves to work online, observe the children, give suggestions, demonstrate activities, all with a smile; sometimes on the small screen of their cell phones, some of whom were learning to operate these gadgets for the first time, some from underprivileged backgrounds, and some who are mothers of children with special needs too.
We wish all the mothers out there a ‘Happy Mother’s Day’; thank you for your unconditional support and love.
On this occasion, we would like to run a campaign, #MotherIsOurFirstTeacher to extend our support to our team who are working tirelessly day and night to help these children with special needs and their families and to the mothers who are helping us to help them during this pandemic.
To know more about our work, please visit www.tamahar.org.