‘Anubhava’, a day of fun and educational experiences, was organised for special children in Chennai on March 31, by youth organisation Sathva.
In an attempt to give the children of differently-abled schools a chance to showcase their talent and creativity, the day was packed with competitions. Various stalls were also set up where crafts made by the students were up for sale.
Sandeep Rambhatla, founder-president of Sathva, said the aim was to give the children a day to enjoy themselves and hone their skills. “We have organised craftspeople who work on basket weaving and beadwork jewellery to come here and train the students. The teachers of the schools can also learn and pass on the knowledge to their pupils,” he informed.
Sandeep added that the public were free to walk in and encourage the children by purchasing any item.
Clarke School for the Deaf, Vidya Sagar, Aikya, SPASTN, The Banyan, Life Help Centre, V-Excel & ESLV, Little Hearts School, Sri Lalitha Learning Centre and Asha Foundation were among the 28 institutions that participated.
Around 150-200 students from these groups participated in the cultural events in the evening.
Hearing impaired kids danced and autistic children played the drums while singing. Children with Down’s Syndrome put up a small theatre performance. Special stalls were also put up by Hope Foundation, which works with HIV-positive children, Sahodari and Sahodaran foundations, which work with transgenders, and the South Indian Producers Association, working for marginalised self-help groups.