NAHARKOTIA: The students of five SSA schools in Duliajan and in Naharkatia participated in the ‘Ring the Bell’ campaign for the right to education of children with disability. The participation of the students in the campaign aims to draw the attention of the community, local government and media towards enrolment and retention of children with disabilities in the government and private schools. This campaign is organized by Mrinaljyoti Rehabilitation Centre with the support of Jana Vikash Samiti, (LILIANE FONDS) Netherland. Mrinaljyoyi being a partner organization of a pilot project RAISE-NE (Regional Action for Inclusive Education in North East) is working to support inclusive components of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, now called as the Somogra Shiksha, in Dibrugarh district.
The campaign began on Wednesday when the students of Naharkatia Town LP School made noise for one minute and raised the alarm for the cause in the community and to show that they too support children with disabilities to come to school and were ready to welcome their friends with disabilities to their classrooms. The MV School Naharkatia also supports the cause by participating in the campaign.
The campaign will run for five consecutive days and Mrinaljyoti is planning to involve more than 2,000 children in the campaign. The schools which will participate in the campaign are Kachari Pather ME School, Madhya Jalani LP School Duliajan, Pragjyotishpur LP School Duliajan, Nabajyoti Adarsha LP School Nagaon, Rajgarh Academy and Oil Higher Secondary School, Duliajan. The campaign will culminate on March 19 in Mrinaljyoti Rehabilitation Centre, Duliajan, said the owner of the centre.
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