Empowering Dyslexia Awareness: Walk4Dyslexia held in Kohima

Participants during the Walk4Dyslexia event which was flagged off at The Heritage in Kohima on October 28.

Participants during the Walk4Dyslexia event which was flagged off at The Heritage in Kohima on October 28.

DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 28 (MExN):  October is globally celebrated as Dyslexia Awareness Month, an endeavor to change the narrative surrounding dyslexia and raise awareness about the strengths of dyslexic thinking. 

Under the banner of "Go Red," a series of impactful events and advocacy campaigns are being organized to support individuals with dyslexia. These initiatives are aimed at developing pathways to success for those with dyslexia.

One of the highlight events during Dyslexia Awareness Month is the #Walk4Dyslexia, which took place in Kohima on October 28 at The Heritage, Kohima. The event was a collaborative effort between ChangeInkk Foundation, UNESCO MGEIP and other partners, Department of School Education, Department of Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, SCERT, Samagra Shiksha Nagaland and several other organizations committed to raising awareness about dyslexia. 

Some of the participating organizations included the Office of the State Disability Commissioner, Nagaland State Disability Forum (NSDF), Bumble Bee Inclusive School, Tabitha Enabling Academy, Jo's Foundation, Beautiful Minds Center, Genesis Early Intervention Center, Modern Institute of Teacher Education, and the Southern Angami Students' Union.

Notably, the #Walk4Dyslexia initiative extended its reach to more than 21 cities across India, with over 45 organizations participating. These cities included Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Bhopal, Lucknow, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kanpur, Bhubaneshwar, Ranchi, Patna and Kohima.

The event in Kohima was graced by the presence of the Kevileno Angami, Commissioner & Secretary of School Education and SCERT, Government of Nagaland as chief guest. 

The Walk4Dyslexia event started with a flag-off by the chief guest at The Heritage and proceeded through the city, concluding at the DC Office, Kohima. Over 200 enthusiastic participants came together to show their support, to raise awareness for individuals with dyslexia, and advocating for a community where differences are celebrated.