From a 500 page draft to 100 pages concisely presented NEP2020 is a mix bag. As all policies do it proposes actions but it also presents a philosophical intent. It carries many reforms but route to bringing those reforms are hazy at the moment and we will have to wait till 2025 to see how far we reach in creating 'universal foundational literacy and numeracy' at primary level. The Right to Education Act-2009, after a substantial advocacy, opened few doors for children with disabilities ...
Be it decorating, playing garba, dandiya or dressing up, our children and adults with deafblindness are leaving no stones unturned! Here’s a glimpse of the enthusiastic Navratri celebration at our unit in Ahmedabad. The undying spirit of these energetic children and adults with deafblindness grooving to the tunes of garba is quite exemplary. They danced their heart out with nothing to divert their focus from the all the fun around. Make way for the Garba Express… Smiles all ar...
The first time I visited Sense India was a reality check. I remember waking up that morning being irritable about my room being untidy. I had to attend the opening of Sense India’s Mumbai centre but with other things occupying my mind, I really didn’t think too much about what the centre was for. When I finally reached Navi Mumbai, at Sense India’s deafblind centre, everything changed. Read on to know how. “Deafblind children” – sounds heart-breaking ye...
Sense India and Sense International responded to the announcement from The World Health Organization that the recent cluster of microcephaly and other neurological abnormalities linked to the Zika virus outbreak, predominately in Latin America, constitutes a “public health emergency of international concern.” WHO Director General, Margaret Chan, called Zika an “extraordinary event” that required a global co-ordinated response. Sense India and Sense Internatio...