On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, BYJU’S took the initiative to spread awareness through various workshops and inclusive agendas for people with disabilities. The volunteers of the BYJU’S Volunteering Programme also did their part to steer for the cause.
The Association of People with Disability (APD), Bangalore, is an NGO working for underprivileged People with Disabilities (PwD) in Karnataka since 1959. BYJUites joined hands with APD to participate in a walkathon with young children and the elderly PwDs who were a part of this NGO.
During the same, they assisted elderly individuals with disabilities by moving their wheelchairs, playing the drums, and waving banners which was a heartwarming experience for everybody.
“When the volunteer programme is designed for people with diverse abilities, satisfaction and fulfilment are unexplainable. Thanks to BYJU’S, we had the wonderful chance to go to The Association of People with Disability and offer our best assistance!” shared Viswathi K. V., Marketing Associate.
She added, “It was an overwhelming experience. We took a trip around the campus, and observed some of their live performances and the homemade things they had on display for purchase. They were absolutely thrilled when we purchased the plants and their crafts that were being sold.”
“The main aim of this day was to increase the awareness of disability issues and support for equal rights, dignity, and general welfare of people with disabilities. The walkathon was an eye-opener for me and taught me many things about people with disabilities and the problems they face in our society. I felt really good knowing that I was part of a cause. I truly honour and respect people with disabilities,” said Athul M R, Academic Specialist.
Pragyananda Pradhan, Senior Motion Graphic Designer, said, “We were delighted to see so many people joining us for the walkathon, which took us all through the heart of Bangalore. It was amazing how many people participated in this event!”
With the onset of the New Year, we want to make a difference for people who come from vulnerable backgrounds in all our future programmes. We strive to make our initiatives inclusive and accessible for everybody!
BYJU’S Education for All is on a mission to empower 10 million children by 2025 with education. Through the BYJU’S Give programme, you can contribute to this movement and help children with quality digital learning. You can donate an old device, which we will refurbish, and then use the money raised to buy a new device. In case you do not have a device, you can also donate to an NGO partner, who will use the funds to buy devices for children.
In both cases, we will load our BYJU’S Think & Learn premium content onto these devices and distribute them to children in need.
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