Special athletes from the Special Unit

This winter has been a little extra special for differently-abled students from the Special Unit. After having Students from Deepalaya run a marathon in Delhiproven the mettle of their vocational skills at the Abilympics, our team went on to participate in a multitude of sports competitions. Their aim, to show the world that despite being physically limited their determination and willpower more than made up for any perceived gap.

 

The first half of November saw the children take part in the Salwan Marathon, organised by Special Olympics Bharat and the 5th Special Athletic Meet, organised by HCPA (Handicapped Children’s Parent Association).

Deepalaya and Oriflame, igniting the minds of the underprivileged.

For us at Deepalaya, November has always been the month of rebirth and new beginnings. It’s the monthOriflame MD works with underprivileged children when partnerships are forged and existing relationships are strengthened. This year was no exception. Oriflame and Deepalaya joined hands in 2006 to combine their resources and grassroot-level knowledge to bring the light of education to the lives of underprivleged girls in Delhi and NCR. Today, six years later, what started as a fledgling bond, has blossomed into something magical with more than two hundred girls having been mainstreamed into formal schools.

 

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