Inclusive education means that all students attend and are welcomed by their neighbourhood schools in age-appropriate, regular classes and are supported to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of the life of the school. Since passage of RTE Act 2009 and UNCRPD ratification by India this has become a mandate. Swabhiman started advocating for learning together from 2001. Special schools exclude, and we betray our own children. But when we include, we find ourselves. It is by including all, accepting differences, that we find ourselves.
To promote inclusive education Swabhiman initiated a Project Anjali. It aims to restore fun filled childhood and create bridges for an inclusive society. It commenced as a five-year demonstration project, in 2001, to focus on artistic ability of children with disabilities, to teach children through joyful methods as demonstrated in the workshops and try inclusion in the workshops. It has been successful in demonstrating Anjali as such a education model.
Project Addhyayan provides support for inclusive education through its various schemes like Braille kit distribution to school students, Braille and audio books to schools, scholarship for meritorious college students, teacher support and various other activities like awareness in colleges, schools, hostel admission and other emergency support. Link to a one page write up. Collect text from our annual reports from 2011-2015.