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The International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) Grow Inclusion schools competition in 2019

Has your school entered the 2019 Grow Inclusion schools competition? It’s not too late!

Help grow inclusion in our community by entering the International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) Grow Inclusion schools competition in 2019.

Whole schools, year groups and classrooms can enter — and you could win $3,000 in accessible resources and materials for your school.

To enter, all your school, year group or classroom needs to do is:

  • Register an event or activity to help grow inclusion in the community on the IDPwD website, to be held before 31 December 2019.
  • Sign up for the competition when registering the event.
  • Hold the event — and post a photo or video of the day on the school Facebook page.

What your school’s event looks like is up to you — it could be an art class, a sausage sizzle, a seed planting activity or something else entirely.

The aim is to start a conversation and celebrate the achievements of people with disability, and help grow inclusion in the community.

Your school’s photo or video must be posted on the school’s Facebook page by 5:00pm AEDT on 31 December 2019, when the competition closes.

Each school’s event will be judged by an independent panel, who will visit the school’s Facebook page to see their photos or video.

The winner will be officially announced in early 2020.

What is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD)?

IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that is celebrated internationally. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

The theme for International Day of People with Disability for 2019 ‘Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda’. According to the United Nations, 2019’s theme focuses on the empowerment of persons with disabilities for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as envisaged in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which pledges to ‘leave no one behind’ and recognises disability as a cross-cutting issue, to be considered in the implementation of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

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