Apeejay School, Pitampura, organised a session to sensitise our young students towards the society and helped to end exclusivity and isolation. We, at Apeejay School, Pitampura, believe in educating youngsters about the privileges our group enjoys to better understand the perspectives of the not-so-very-fortunate.

We believe all children learn best in developmentally appropriate program that offers them the support they need to participate successfully alongside with us as much as possible. These special friends of ours benefit from simple accommodations and modifications by being with us apart from what their own school is offering in terms of specialized and individualized support provided by special education professionals.

We have been involved in SOB as a lead school for many years now and our work with our special friends has been much appreciated. We have been acknowledged as a ‘Special Olympic Unified Champion School’ for many years.

Together with Special Olympics, young people must be empowered to lead a dignity revolution to change social norms and create a lifetime of acceptance, appreciation and inclusion for people with differences. Our student parliamentarians, our interactors along with Mr Arvind Kaushal, Mr Sudhir Ranjan, Ms Nitasha and Ms Prerna Bhushan were joined by the youth leaders of SOB and unified athletes who presented an overview of what SOB was all about, what they did and how the movement of participating in this has to start young and rather than compulsion, it comes straight from the heart.

It was spoken that due to lockdown there should not be a disconnect in the continual inclusive partnership and action plan should be formulated for this.

School Principal, Ms Veena Goel, lauded the wonderful work done by SOB and promised support from the School’s end and motivated the students to give their best. Two hour session of talks, games, poems, laughter and learning was enriching and ended with a promising note.