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Aakash commented on The IN-stitute, the Action Tank for Inclusive Change.

Dear Simo,
I went through the texts- thrice. I found it difficult to grasp what it wanted to say for the first two times.
I also went through all the comments and I agree with most of the suggestions by Mark R.
I feel this program will need very dedicated youths for it to yield any result. I understand social change needs time but some of the targeted people, i.e. youths under 28, might find this program too long.
OLAA curriculum will certainly interest youths to join. However,to attract youths, it needs to be heavily publisized or personally reached to colleges and/or through other mediums.
I really liked the idea of establishing IN-stitute as a recognized center of expertise on social inclusion and social change. We certainly need this and this would be interesting. Having worked with/for PWDs before, I had realised that very few people know about accessibility and inclusion. This IN-stitute has scope but I am skeptic about sustainability of the program as very limited persons with disability will be able to pay. It needs to be subsidised of externally funded.

ENGAGE has been doing an amazing job in empowering persons with disability and have been an agent of social change through inclusive approach in its program.
Wish you and the team all the best!