Ahmedabad -VISHALWIN FOUNDATION awarded over 60 special needs sector contributors in a ceremony, GUARDIAN ANGEL AWARDS 2023 at Lemon Tree Premiere Hotel. This is the 3rd Edition of the awards. This sector cannot sustain without the efforts of Special Educators, Counsellors, Caretakers, Therapists, Doctors, Progressive parents, Social workers, Startup and Innovation entities, Early Intervention Centers, Unsung Heroes, and Inclusive Schools working in this area. Vishalwin Foundation felt that it is very important to recognize the efforts of these angels who make a big difference in the lives of these children, young adults, and adults.
VISHALWIN also announced a scholarship for parents of children with special needs, Parents were enrolled in Diploma Special Education in Intellectual Development Disability (DSEID) from the Composite Regional Centre (CRC, A unit of the Department of Social Justice, Government of India). In addition, VISHALWIN has also signed an MoU with CRC for enrolling children with special needs at their Early Intervention Centre at Odhav and support under carpet area, no gender bias, below the poverty line and economically weaker section. VISHALWIN surveys slums and similar areas and identifies these children and works towards their Medical, Education and Social Rehabilitation.
21st March was World Down Syndrome Day and to spread awareness about Down Syndrome VISHALWIN FOUNDATION today invited Children with Down Syndrome who gave a message of ‘INCLUSION’ to society. The foundation has been working with children from economically weaker sections having Down Syndrome and other intellectual disabilities, their early education and therapies are sponsored by the foundation and their identification happens through medical camps conducted across the year.
Over 100 plus NGOs from across Gujarat participated in this event like the Blind People Association, Prabhat Education Foundation, Samara Sikhsha Abhiyaan, Raahi Foundation, Jaipur Foot, B M Institute of Mental Health, SAATH Charitable Trust, DEIC Nadiad, Samvedana Learning center for Special children, Gujarat Spastic Society, Atul Foundation, Ashatha Charitable trust for welfare of the mental challenge, Amba Angel Parents Association for Special Children, SEWA and many more.
This event is the brainchild of Ms. Puunam G Kaushik, Managing Trustee of VISHALWIN FOUNDATION. She wants to appeal to a society that “Inclusion should not be propagated only by parents of Children with Special Needs, we must talk about it as a SOCIETY and work towards disability inclusion at home, communities, workplaces and at most in our hearts” Special Needs sector often gets unnoticed in the larger scheme of ‘Diversity and inclusion’, such programs highlight persons with special needs – which forms a considerable proportion of the population, creating awareness across the society. In the coming years, I hope and wish Vishalwin expands such an initiative and reaches the hard-to-reach cities across India.