GUWAHATI: Shishu Sarothi organised its Inclusive Annual Sports Meet on February 18 to 20, 2019 in support with Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative and RAISE - North East. The event saw the participation of more than 90 children from the centre and children from 4 Sarva Siksha Abhiyan Schools namely Rupnagar ME School, Rupnagar Birubari (Gayaram) School, Natun Fatasil High School and 1, Hengrabari L.P. School as part of the RAISE- North East Project. RAISE – North East is a project to compliment the Inclusive Education Component of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan and is supported by three INGO’s namely, Light for the World, CBM and Jan Vikas Samiti.
The Sports Meet had several interesting activities ranging from Bocce, Musical Chair with Universal Design, 9 Pins, Assisted Walking, Wheelchair Race, Running Race, Breaking the Pot and Cricket. The highlight of the Meet was the coming together of both children with and without disability, having a competitive spirit as well as creating an exciting and fun-filled environment for all.
According to a press release, the core objective of this event was to use the medium of sports to truly bring forth inclusiveness among children with and without disability.
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