Today, I wish to raise awareness on Disability – The motivation of this write-up basically came up from a visit to an NGO working on Vulnerable, Disabled Youth.
A place where I felt happiness has a home in spite of so many hardships that we can’t even imagine. Yes, am serious on that, we can’t even imagine.
That’s how I felt when I recently visited one of the most amazing places in Malviya nagar Delhi.
Well the name of the Foundation is “Saksham Foundation”
Saksham Foundation is a registered voluntary organization working with the most vulnerable groups of children, especially street, slum and ragpickers. With a right based, non-institutional approach the organization endeavors to educate and impart life skills to vulnerable children so that they become self-reliant. Saksham Foundation has initiated a number of innovative interventions in the field and partnered with various non-governmental Institutions to garner the needs of the children.
Met Rachit – The founder of Saksham Trust who helped me have a wonderful walkthrough of the organization the entire day.
Furthermore, I just feel that it’s hard to know what it feels like to live with a disability – or to parent a child with special needs – unless you’ve walked in their shoes.
For people like me where my life is just moving by having a routine of things, I think we barely feel or think about such things, the idea popped in my mind while recently I have met a friend’s son who has a learning disability, I can’t really put in words how nicely she is doing the upbringing of the kid, regardless of the daily challenges.
I choose not to place “DIS” in my son’s “Ability”
That’s the quote she said, she wants to use for her child, when I asked her – How you manage everything?
Since she shared a lot of intricacies about the problems & obstacles,
I somehow feel that disability is not at all a seldom talked topic in this era, it’s not something which is hidden from public eye, I just wanted to raise awareness & tell people to be little considerate of the feelings of the parents as well as the affected person & it’s not at all communicable. (FYI)
There stories are very special – they can make you laugh, make you cry, rally you to action or raise your awareness.
At the end I would just say that a lot of times we give up so easily in life & have bad attitude towards life, I think we should learn from these people who hope to achieve everything In life, despite of having less resources & disabilities.
Hence, I think – The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
On that note, stay positive, Help people around you, & spread smiles 🙂
I have done my bit, urging you to think in these lines & spend your valuable time with someone who really needs you.
Till then. Stay tuned 🙂