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#weallfitin campaign

The #weallfitin campaign is a way to work with schools and colleges across Delhi NCR to sensitize students and teachers to the experiences of people with challenges. In this way, we recruit them as advocates for inclusion!

The theme – #weallfitin – is the belief that there is a place for each one of us within society – that each one of us has a role and contribution to the whole. It recognises that we all have challenges, but that with the right support we can overcome these challenges and ‘fit in’. Often children with intellectual and developmental challenges face discrimination and lack equal access to education, social activities or employment opportunities.

The #weallfitin campaign is an effort to build an inclusive society by generating awareness about hurdles children with challenges face in reaching their full potential. We do this through:

  • Sensitisation workshops for students and teachers in schools and colleges, during which they learn more about intellectual and development challenges and become compassionate about this cause.
  • Opportunities for student and teacher volunteers to further their knowledge by being a part of Amrit’s Inclusion Advocacy and Knowledge Creation work.

In 2015 and 2016, we had colleges like Amity University, Jamia Millia Islamia university, Lady Shri Ram College, Sri Venkateswara College and IILM and schools like Srijan School and The Heritage School on board. We sensitised more than 800 students and tripled the size of our Services Bank.

The school program sensitises students and teachers towards intellectual and development challenges. The workshops are customised for students and teachers separately to help them understand the message of inclusion of persons with challenges properly. At the end of the workshops, students and teachers will get an opportunity to work with Amrit Foundation and help us make a difference.

The college program is an opportunity for college students to actively contribute towards shaping the public discourse about intellectual and development challenges. The program has two components – one designed for students specializing in Social Work and the other is open for students from all academic backgrounds – to do field work and community service.

 

If your school or college would be interested in participating in the #weallfitin campaign, we’d love to hear from you! Email us at team@amritindia.in to find out more.

If you attended a workshop in your school and are interested in applying for the Leaders for Inclusion programme, you can do so by clicking the button below: