Over the summer, our programme director for the Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation programme, Karthikeyan Muthumayandi, was involved in creating a new non-government charity organisation called “Inclusivity and Participation – India”
With support from two other educational institutions, Nandha Collage of Physiotherapy and ITS Physiotherapy College, ‘Inclusivity and Participation’ was created to get more people involved in sport. The main aim is to support people with disabilities to participate in sporting activity whilst fund fundraising, creating awareness and supporting events throughout the year.
The organisation will be conducting exploratory research on inclusivity and sports participation of differently abled individuals in rural India and evaluate the impact on their physical, mental and social well-being. This organisation will act as a platform for sharing knowledge and experience of the differently abled athletes, professionals and partner institutions. The organisation will be directly working with district and state authorities with their recommendations for positive changes.
Currently, there are institutions from different parts of India, who are working in partnership with “Inclusivity and Participation – India”, with hopes that it grows bigger.
· Nandha College of Physiotherapy, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India.
· Erode Arima Trust, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India.
· ITS physiotherapy college, Muradnagar, New Delhi, India.
· Vir Bhavya Society for Special Needs, Ghaziabad, India.