New Delhi: The Delhi government has been providing various world-class facilities to children with special needs (CWSN) in its government schools. As a result, now these CWSN students are going across the world to represent the country. A cohort of 11 members including 8 CWSN students from Delhi government schools along with 2 trainers and 1 contingent leader will be participating in the 25th World Scout Jamboree Saemangeum, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea.
The 25th World Scout Jamboree which is being organized from August 1 to August 12, 2023, focuses on enabling participants to develop leadership and life skills through Scouting activities, challenging their perception of global issues and encouraging them to become active citizens. It incorporates Scouting's values, methods and current emphasis concerning global citizenship education and sustainable development education.
Appreciating the efforts of the CWSN students and their trainers, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “Participation in this event will help students in building confidence and self-esteem. It will play an important role in inclusive education, aid the career growth of students and provide students an opportunity to interact with students from other countries and learn from their cultures. At one time it was unimaginable that children studying in government schools would represent Delhi and the country in any international competition.”
Sisodia added that the Delhi Government has taken various steps to ensure an inclusive education model in Delhi. The basic infrastructure of schools was transformed, teachers were given the best training in the country and abroad and as a result, our academic performance improved.
He said, “We have also created an environment for inclusive education in our schools so that children with special needs can have better opportunities for development and growth. It is a matter of pride for us that they will be representing the country in Korea.”
The children from Delhi government schools who are participating in this event either have a locomotor disability or are hearing impaired. All the expenses for this will be borne by the government.