Will take part in the awareness rally to enlighten various sections of society
We often notice change in emotions in people after notices a person with physical disability standing with them. Same thing happens to the same children and majority of them not even getting access to schools the first step towards life. Now many NGO’s are working towards it and make the education possible for such children.
Vadodara’s Deepak Foundation, with the support of Guiarat CSR Authority, has established a state level ‘Consortium for Inclusive Education’, which has a broad mission of supporting regular schools in integrating children with special needs and ensuring that they continue to receive high quality education post-integration.
Inclusive education is a model of education in which children with disabilities spend most of their time in school with children with regular development. Fully inclusive schools do not separate ‘general education’ and ‘special education’ programmes. This allows children with disabilities to develop friendships with peers and feel less isolated.
In order to create awareness, a group of 400 students, including special children from HDFS (Human Development and Family Studies), Disha school for autism, Samai Suraksha Sankul, Nagar Prathmik Shikshan Samiti (NPSS), Osmosis (play center for specially abled) take part in the awareness drive to reiterate that inclusive education is a right and not a privilege. The objective of the event is to enlighten various sections of the society to put in a little bit of extra effort to support children with special needs in regular schools. While some children may have severe disabilities, majority of them have mild-medium impairment and do not need to be isolated from the mainstream society and be educated in special schools.
The awareness rally will start from Samaj Suraksha Sankul in Nizampura and ends at L&T circle with banners and placards to sensitise the people and create awarness in them. ‘Consortium for Inclusive Education’ was set up in September 2018 and has, several prominent academic institutes of Gujarat as its members. As per the data India has 12 million children living with disabilities, of which 100,000 children with special needs are in Gujarat. Only 1% of children with disabilities have access to school. The aim of the programme is to inculcate more students in the main stream education.