It is the people who count, not the disability
Every person is valuable
Disability is part of human diversity
Disability is a development and human rights issue
In creating and sharing knowledge
The capacity of persons with disabilities including the evolving capacity of children with disabilities and other right to make decisions
The right of persons with disabilities to celebrate their identity
The spirit and positive attitude we bring to our work each day
WE FOCUS ON
Persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages and abilities
And other disabilities where facilities are inaccessible
Active participation of family and community
Providing holistic rehabilitation and enabling access
Some of our students suspended! A scene from Aruna and the Raging Sun, an inclusive play put up by Graeae Theatre, UK
Happy girls of Vidya Sagar!
These two go together, while equality values each person and strives towards fairness and giving each one the same, that does not work , unless each one is starting from the same point and circumstance. Therefore equity, gives each one what they need to be successful. These are progressive values, which include in them respect, dignity and non-discrimination.
Our work is team work, we share a common vision, which cannot succeed without being accountable to each other, our stakeholders and the community. This requires transparency and sharing information. We believe in ourselves and all members of the Vidya Sagar community. It is about sharing ideas , making collective decisions and trusting each other in implementing them. We take responsibility for our successes and failures. We do not fear failure.
We believe that answers to many complex issues are waiting to be found. We therefore share a dynamic and innovative culture. This is the core of Vidya Sagars philosophy and work. We persevere and build capacity and look for solutions where it seems that none exist. We try to think out of the box and do not try to fit square pegs in round holes. We are flexible and build programs around our needs as stake holders. We can shake up the system if needed, to positively transform lives.
This underlines life at Vidya Sagar. Every person wants to be their best, we need to find our strengths.” As an incubator of dreams”, we find ways to make them a reality and believe they can evolve and grow.
We value each ones contribution to humanity. To listen, give space, practice supported decision making, respect autonomy and make plans from the bottom up.