Christened d.i.s.h.a., the Special Education Needs (SEN) Department at Sadhbhavana World School, caters to the specific needs of children with special needs. Believing strongly that ALL children can learn, Sadhbhavana keeps its doors open to all children, irrespective of any discrepancies in their current level of functioning and their chronological age.
For Sadhbhavana, inclusion is not merely a making a child with different needs sit in a classroom with other typically growing children. Sadhbhavana defines inclusion as providing equal opportunities to all students and encouraging them to participate to the extent possible such that they are an important and contributing member of the school community. They are a part of all the activities of a school like Annual day, Sports Day, Coffee Mornings / Show Time, field trips and the class assembly.
In Sadhbhavana’s journey of inclusive education, there have been incredible experiences, and it has witnessed the slow, but steady development in the students with special needs. The aim of inclusion at Sadhbhavana is two-pronged. While, on one hand, is the obvious benefit for the children with special needs, who get an opportunity to see and observe typically growing peer group, which research says is one of the fastest and sure-cut ways in which all children learn. On the other hand, it provides an opportunity to significantly and consciously mould a generation of young minds to be accepting, empathetic and understanding towards the needs and behaviours of the children with special needs. Sadhbhavana has witnessed innumerable experiences even in the pre-school level where the typically growing learners, in the tender age between 3 to 5 years, showing immense patience and cooperation, to take the child with special needs along with them through all the activities and play. There is also the privilege of observing the bonds of friendship formed between the typically growing children and special children. Apart from this, the personal and professional growth of the facilitator community is another added advantage.