Inclusion, because Together- "We Can"
As the youth is the backbone of any society/community/culture and it is in their hand if they either break it or make the best of it. With this view the “Samphia Foundation” is focusing more on participation and involvement of the youth for the Cause.
With this in mind Aash organized a Youth Awareness Workshop in the JLN Govt. Degree College Haripur, Manali. The objective was to make the young students aware about the cause which Aash is working for & to ensure their participation in the movement sparked by Aash.
The workshop started with a brief introduction about the Center and the cause it is working for, by the Program Manager Mr. Beeju. After the intro Mrs. Rekha, Physiotherapist at Aash, made the students aware about the various therapies provided by the Center like physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and special education.
One of the main objectives of the Workshop was to make the students aware about “how it feels to be in the shoes of the ones who are not able to live a normal life like them due to the disabilities they are having.” For this a few activities were designed by the Director of the Center Miss Shruti More. The activities were to be performed by the students and students were asked to volunteer for the same.
The activities were designed in such a manner so that the students can know how it feels to live with a disability even for a short while. A brief summary of the activities were given by Miss Dhaneshwari, Social worker at Aash.
The second main objective of the workshop was to launch a new initiative “Divyang Saathi” in which if anyone succeeds to take a disabled child/person to the center or make the family of the disabled to contact the center then he/she will be awarded with the title “Divyang Saathi” and will be honored with a souvenir.
The workshop got a positive response from the students of as well as from the Principal & the Teachers of the college.
Author:- Rishabh Paul
Masters of Social Work