International Day for the Persons with Disabilities 2016
2nd December 2016
On the eve of the International Day for the Persons with Disabilities, KIRAN began celebrating when our group went on a short trip into the city of Varanasi to have a program at Assi Ghat. There the children were able to interact with a larger audience through a cultural program to create more awareness. They were able to perform a special “abilities dance” on the Assi Ghat stage, as well as set up tables to display the hand-made works of the arts & design training unit and also some aked goods from our KIRAN Suryoday Swiss bakery & Cafe!
3rd December 16
Since the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was started on 3 December, 1992 by the United Nations, this special day has been celebrated worldwide to build a more inclusive world for persons with disabilities. And because this is an important topic close to the heart of KIRAN, we couldn’t limit the festivities to only one day!
It’s actual date we celebrated a fun day of sports for the children right on KIRAN’s campus. The activities were adapted so that there were games that all children of every age and ability could play! We had running races and wheelchair races, musical chairs with hoops for our friends that use crutches, balloon games for the young children, and even a game to see who could eat a hanging sweet the fastest! Based on all of the smiles and laughter, the students (and staff too!) truly enjoyed the day.
During the program, KIRAN had an inauguration of the new booklets, prepared by the education department, which contain helpful information on inclusive set up. The books have been given to the local teachers & principals of the villages. This way, we can help teachers even outside of KIRAN gain better skills to help teach and care for all of the students in their classrooms.
Since part of the goal for IDPD is to spread awareness about our wonderful friends with disabilities, KIRAN also celebrated the day in other places outside our village.
And on 6th December, the Rehabilitation Department celebrated the International Disability Day at Rasara, Balia with a cultural celebration. Children & youngsters from different schools, as well as their teachers, parents, head of schools and staffs of BRC participated in the program.
On this occasion, helpful booklets regarding having an inclusion class with students with different disabilities were also inaugurated and distributed to the principals & teachers.