Quiz for special children

Quizabled, a special quiz for children with disabilities was held in the Spastics Society of Tamil Nadu (SPASTN) at Taramani on Feb.23.

The event was conceptualised by Seva-in-Action, an NGO based out of Bengaluru working in the field of disability from the past 3 decades with the vision of empowering persons with disabilities. This event has been powered by Larsen and Toubro Infotech Ltd (LTI) since 2016. Quizabled is a pioneering initiative in the country where differently abled participants are given an opportunity to showcase their knowledge and competencies. After successful completion of 4 years in Bengaluru, Seva-in-Action & LTI conducted the first Quizabled programme in Chennai in collaboration with SPASTN.

122 students from 22 schools (18 special and 4inclusive schools) participated in the programme which was anchored by Catalyst Quiz Corp, an edutainment company. The quiz comprised of various general knowledge topics and themes. The children were divided into 3 groups – children with Intellectual disability (Group A), children with Autism & Cerebral Palsy (Group B) and children with Visual Impairment & Hearing impairment (Group C).

The winners of the competition in all the three groups were Avvai Karpagam School in Tondiarpet, SPASTN, Taramani and St. Louis Institute for the Deaf and Blind, Gandhi Nagar respectively. The runners-up were Maithree special school, Perambur, Bala Vihar special school, Kilpauk and Ajay School for the deaf, Anna Nagar.

All the participants received participation certificates. Winners were awarded with cash prizes. SPASTN can be contacted at 22541651.