Over 200 join #Walk4Dyslexia in Kohima to support dyslexics
DIMAPUR — #Walk4Dyslexia, a part of a series of events and advocacy campaigns that are being organised to support individuals with dyslexia, was held at The Heritage in Kohima on October 28.
According to a press release, October is observed as Dyslexia Awareness Month around the world in an effort to change the narrative surrounding dyslexia and raise awareness about the strengths of dyslexic thinking.
A series of events are thus being organised under the banner of ‘Go red’, and aimed at developing pathways to success for those with dyslexia.
#Walk4Dyslexia was a collaborative effort by ChangeInkk Foundation, UNESCO MGEIP and other national partners, as well as departments of School Education, Employment, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, SCERT, Samagra Shiksha Nagaland, and several others committed to the cause of raising awareness about dyslexia.
The office of the State Disability Commissioner, Nagaland State Disability Forum (NSDF), Bumble Bee Inclusive School, Tabitha Enabling Academy, Jo’s Foundation, Beautiful Minds Centre, Genesis Early Intervention Centre, Modern Institute of Teacher Education, and the Southern Angami Students’ Union were among those who took part in the event.
The #Walk4Dyslexia initiative has expanded to more than 21 cities across India, with over 45 organisations taking part. These cities include Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Bhopal, Lucknow, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kanpur, Bhubaneshwar, Ranchi, Patna, and Kohima.
According to the release, the ChangeInkk Foundation is working with the departments of School Education, Employment, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, and Samagra Shiksha to improve the capabilities required to create an inclusive learning environment that supports individuals with dyslexia in the state.
Kevileno Angami, commissioner and secretary, School Education and SCERT, attended the event as the chief guest. It began with the flag-off by Angami at The Heritage and ended at the DC office, Kohima.
Over 200 people came together to show their support, raise awareness for people with dyslexia, and advocate for a community where differences are celebrated.