Swinging joyfully in the special swing installed in Coles Park
When Reema, a five year old child with a developmental delay, from Snehalaya first came to Coles Park for the Inaugural Event, she never let go off the volunteer assigned to take care of her, in whose arms she stayed throughout the programme. She was too scared to venture onto any of the equipment, all of which seemed strange. She has visited the park eight times since then, through her school, which has been extremely committed in bringing the children every Friday. Today, Reema, swings on the special swing all alone, and enjoys it!
Roopa, a 12 year old Girl Guide from Goodwill school, opposite Coles Park was a participant at the Inclusion Event organised by Kilikili which sought to enable children from regular and special schools play together. A few days after the event, she called one of the volunteers and asked for the contact numbers of the children with special needs with whom she had been paired. She wanted to stay in touch with them and be their friends!