The Rural Development Institute (RDI) celebrated National Education Day November 11th, National Children’s Day Nov. 14th and Universal Children’s Day on Nov. 20th.

From November 1st for a period of three weeks, many interactive activities were conducted with children such as self-expression sessions through art, craft and painting, along with screening camps and trainings on school health modules. The children’s school education was supported by the distribution of scholarships, furniture, education kits, sweaters and hygiene kits.

To promote inclusive education RDI facilitated the publication of braille books for adolescent girls on menstrual health management. Girls from the National Institute for the Visually Handicapped were given these braille books and received such orientation for the first time in their lives. Other books distributed in different areas were Bhole and Swasthya aur Sadachar.

Activities were conducted with 411 children from Flying Birds School at HIHT campus, Gujjar Basti, Gumaniwala, Khel School and National Institute for the Visually Handicapped Dehradun, Ghansali, Malethi and Rudraprayag. Using social media, RDI highlighted a few of its special videos featuring children’s opinions and support extended to them. A special documentary highlighting dreams, hopes, aspirations and likings of children was also developed by the in-house video unit of RDI.