Pune (Maharashtra) [India]: In a remarkable stride towards inclusivity and accessibility, The Lexicon Group of Institutes has become the first educational institution to introduce sign language. Recognizing the importance of empowering students with diverse abilities and promoting inclusiveness, The Lexicon Group of Institutes have taken a significant step forward by training their teachers in sign language. These educators have been equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to communicate effectively with students who are deaf or hard of hearing, ensuring that no child is left behind.
The training program, conducted in collaboration with PAHAL Foundation, has been a catalyst for change in the specially abled community. Through interactive workshops and immersive learning experiences, the teachers of The Lexicon Group of Institutes have received comprehensive training in sign language. This invaluable initiative has empowered the teachers to better understand the needs of their students who communicate through sign language, fostering an environment of understanding, respect, and inclusivity within the classrooms.
Mr.Nasir Shaikh, Group CEO, The Lexicon Group of Institutes, MultiFit, EduCrack, and EasyRecruit+ expressed his enthusiasm about the initiative, stating, “Introducing sign language education at Lexicon is a significant milestone in our journey towards providing a holistic and inclusive learning environment. By equipping our teachers with sign language skills, we are ensuring that every child’s unique abilities are acknowledged, celebrated, and supported.”
The introduction of sign language education at Lexicon carries numerous benefits for students. By acquiring sign language skills, children can develop enhanced communication abilities as well as a greater understanding and appreciation for diverse forms of expression. Furthermore, the inclusion of sign language fosters a sense of belonging, acceptance, and empathy among all students, creating a more inclusive and harmonious learning environment.
Mrs. Aditi Thakker, Head Principal at Lexicon Kids and Principal of Lexicon Kids, Viman Nagar, adds, “Sign language, like spoken language, is a complete and natural language with it’s own grammar and vocabulary. Being part of the pioneering effort to introduce sign language at Lexicon has been an incredibly enriching experience. It has transcended communication barriers and allowed us to create a truly inclusive learning environment. This initiative is a testament to our commitment to nurturing every child’s potential and fostering a sense of unity and inclusivity within our school community.”
By embracing sign language education, The Lexicon Group of Institutes has demonstrated its unwavering commitment to nurturing the potential of every student, regardless of their abilities. This groundbreaking initiative not only equips students with valuable communication skills but also sets a powerful example for other educational institutions. Through the collective efforts of educators, parents, and society as a whole, we can create an inclusive world where every child can thrive and reach their full potential.