Hindustan Zinc celebrates Signs of Inclusivity

Hindustan Zinc celebrates Signs of Inclusivity

More than 700 students benefitted through Jeevan Tarang Program for specially- abled children

Special ILS training sessions and engaging activities for specially-abled students was conducted on International Day of Sign language

Udaipur. Communication and languages help us connect with each other. In the pursuance of empowering the specially-abled and to further ensure their entry into the mainstream society, Sign language plays a vital role. On 23 rd September, as part of the celebrations for International Day of Sign language, Hindustan Zinc through its Jeevan Tarang program organised a special program for students of Mookh Badhir Vidyalaya across Ajmer, Bhilwara and Udaipur.

Sign language not only serves as a means of communication but also acts as a tool of socialization and a way to foster an inclusive environment. The sessions were conducted by ISL trainers to spread awareness about the history of Sign language and share its significance with the students. ISL training sessions were also extended for the parents of the students to amplify the reach and awareness related to Sign language. The training will further enable the students to better perform everyday tasks, communicate, and understand (ISL). The interactive session was followed by engaging activities such as quiz, drawing competition, storytelling, and sports activities which witnessed active participation from the students.

In continuous effort to provide equal opportunities to children from all walks of life, Hindustan Zinc is consciously and consistently providing equal educational opportunities to specially abled students through its Jeevan Tarang program. The Jeevan Tarang skill enhancement program primarily focuses on school strengthening and technology enablement for visually impaired children, Indian sign language training for teachers along with sessions for deaf and mute students, computer training, English language-oriented skills, and menstrual health and hygiene workshops. Of the 700+ children with visual and auditory impairments inducted into this program thus far, about 600 have learned the Indian Sign Language (ISL) through a dedicated curriculum.

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