Fun and Learning Groups (FLG) are enhancing the quality of education for children with disabilities by providing them with an inclusive and nurturing learning environment. These groups bring together children with disabilities and their peers in their local communities to learn and grow together. Led by dedicated facilitators, FLGs offer a unique and engaging play-based approach to education, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to thrive.
In each FLG, you will find a small cohort of about 5 to 7 children, including one or two children with disabilities. The presence of children with disabilities not only promotes inclusion but also creates an atmosphere of empathy, understanding, and acceptance among all participants. These groups are a testament to the power of community support and the belief that every child deserves access to quality education.
To ensure the smooth functioning of each FLG, a group facilitator is carefully selected by parents and community members. The facilitator plays a vital role in guiding the learning activities, creating an atmosphere of fun and engagement, and adapting the teaching methods to meet the diverse needs of the children. By employing play-based methods, the facilitators make learning enjoyable and interactive, enabling children to develop their skills and knowledge in a natural and holistic manner.
Currently, SADHANA, an organization dedicated to inclusive education, operates 29 FLGs within its area of operation. These groups have become a beacon of hope for children with disabilities and their families, providing a space where they can learn, explore, and form meaningful connections with their peers. The impact of FLGs goes beyond academic achievement; they foster social integration, boost confidence, and empower children to unlock their potential.
The success of FLGs lies in their ability to create an inclusive and supportive environment that recognizes the unique strengths and challenges of each child. By bringing children with and without disabilities together, FLGs break down barriers and foster a sense of belonging among participants. Through collaborative learning experiences, children develop not only academic skills but also essential life skills such as empathy, communication, and teamwork.
The Fun and Learning Groups are good example of the power of community-driven initiatives in promoting inclusive education. They serve as a reminder that when we come together with a shared vision, we can create transformative opportunities for children with disabilities. By supporting FLGs and embracing inclusive education, we pave the way for a more inclusive and compassionate society.
Join us in celebrating the incredible work of Fun and Learning Groups as they pave the way for a brighter future for all children, irrespective of their abilities. Together, let’s continue to promote inclusive education and create spaces where every child can learn, grow, and thrive.