On a typical day at the Kiran Centre in India, among other things, you will find one person learning to make toys, another studying literature and learning public speaking, and yet another playing on a trampoline! The Kiran Centre is a wonderful place where skills are taught, talents are developed, and lives are greatly improved for the students there. But the best part of all is that the Kiran Centre’s primary purpose is to provide these amazing opportunities to kids with disabilities, kids they prefer to call “differently abled”.
Because of its focus on abilities instead of disabilities, the Kiran Centre has been incredibly successful in truly enriching its students’ lives, delivering them from lives of difficulty and despair. The centre empowers these kids to create lives brimming with fulfillment and hope, and allows, as one person describes, their “souls to rise to the surface”!
This video shows just what Kiran Centre is all about!
- Here is a video that shows some of the Kiran Centre’s hearing impaired students giving a dance performance!
- Here’s another IMK post about a disabled lady who has overcome her disability to make the most of her life!
Topics for Discussion:
- Why does the Kiran Centre prefer the term “differently abled” to “disabled”?
- How do you think the Kiran Centre’s students feel when they accomplish things they never thought they could?
- Visit the Kiran Centre website to learn more about this tremendous place and how you can help support it!
- Visit the MESH website to view products created by Kiran Centre students and learn how you can even buy some!
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for elementary school students.
- Here is a link to a Critical Reading Skills worksheet that you can use for middle school students.