Dr. Biplab Manandhar

Dr. Biplab Manandhar

I have been a stutterer for the last 26 yrs. As is common among many of us adults, speech therapy wasn't really helpful, especially when it came to speaking in real life situations -  buying a ticket at the train counter, ordering food at the restaurant or speaking up in class for instance.

I am a medical doctor, and felt totally helpless that I could not find that “magic pill” to alleviate stammering, inspite of the fact that there are a large number of people in the world that stammer.  Yes, there are 70 million in the world that stammer!

People trample their fear of stuttering in India's capital few days before Christmas

Brave students and graduates put in a lot of hard work in New Delhi to get a control of their speech. There couldn’t have been a better Christmas present.

I recommend the McGuire Programme because it has restored my dignity, self-esteem and long-lost confidence! - MGP graduate

McGuire India Programme conducted its seventh course from Dec 14-18th 2016 in India’s capital city, New Delhi. People attended the course from all over India and from five other countries.

Here are stories from some of the folks that attended the course:

Rishabh Panchamia

Rishabh Panchamia

My name is Rishabh and I am a covert stammerer. [Covert means that I could hide my stammer from others but not from myself]

For many years, I had my own feared situations and words. I always restricted myself. Making phone calls and introducing to strangers was terrible! 

Making phone calls and introducing to strangers was terrible!

Empowering people in India who stammer

India stammer empower

Matthew knows our problem very deeply. It might have been his first time to India, but to me, it felt like home with him. He was highly knowledgeable, supportive and cooperative at all times and helped in my transformation. I personally salute his encouragement, dedication and honesty. - MGP grad 

People smash their stammers on the streets of Bengaluru, India!

Courageous MGP students who faced their fears of stammering and smashed it in the face

I recommend the McGuire Programme to anyone that stammers because an organized army has a better discipline, morale and success than wayward soldiers!  - Dr. Mihir, a MGP graduate

McGuire India Programme celebrated its 2nd anniversary from June 8-12th 2016, in the vibrant city of Bengaluru, the very city that hosted our inaugural course. People attended the course from far and wide in India and also from abroad.

Here are stories from some of the folks that attended the Bengaluru course:

Kapil Sharma
Naman Anand

Naman Anand

My life has been no different than that of any other person who stammers. We have always been forced to take a step back in life, at work, because of what we consider to be a thing that will not change no matter how much effort we make. And our fears have not been without reason.

I have stammered since I could remember!