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What are schools in Mumbai changing?

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The world has been extremely keen on accepting gender norms, measures against biases and prejudices. Steps to adopt general equality, inclusivity, and so on. It is not simply on demand of the school. But a general awareness about how do modern-day world people like to exist and adapt to these changes eventually.

 

Following similar patterns, a few schools in Mumbai have changed the way they do and view things. Some are regarding the school LMS, language, and gender neutrality. The general topics about online systems such as the school attendance management system or fees management system remain unchanged since the technicalities are not being talked about here.

Schools and changes

Birla open minds International School

 

This school with around 138 branches across the country has come forward and taken a step towards inclusivity with a very mild yet impactful gesture. They no longer would be starting functions, events, or assembly prayers with welcoming ladies and gentlemen. The alternative is to simply place a general neutral statement such as hello everyone, welcome everyone, and address people as dear guests. Students should learn and accept from a very young age that people don’t just have two genders, there are more than two genders and we should learn to respect them whether we understand them or not.

The Aditya Birla World Academy

 

One of the first institutions in Mumbai and all over the country to come out with general neutral uniforms was the Aditya Birla World Academy. For all upcoming academic years, students would not wear the basic uniform, which is skirts or salwar kameez for girls and pants or shorts for boys. They would have the option to choose between shorts trousers or even skorts. Wearing skorts is not a new concept, schools have always encouraged this during sports or other events for girls because this would require them to wear only one piece of clothing, rather than wearing two layers as a skirt and shorts underneath.

 

This message was convey to all students and parents through an e-mail made by principal Radhika Sinha. Who describes this change as a step towards reducing differentiation among genders. There are other genders too, such as the third gender, or the clear ones and non-binary ones. They should also feel comfortable practicing their form of gender, and the schools would try to make them feel. As safe as possible by allowing them to express themselves. Discovering our true identity is a struggle in itself especially in a developing country. Such as India because our mindset has not expand. So much that similar rules wouldd be apply all over the country. And buy a few schools in major cities only.

 

Last year too they had establish a rainbow club. Which included members of the LGBTQ supporting the ones in the student body. Through activism, discussions, debates, and awareness they have managed to maintain this club. And come up with innovative ideas. Some common rules were laid out which are the same for most schools. For example, some institutions define the length of girls there because they are suppose to tie it up. But this school brought forward the essence of having whatever length of hair they want as long as it is neatly tied up. Even boys can have long hair provide they take good care of it and put it up neatly before entering the school environment.

 

The motive behind all these moves has been to move away from the heteronormative environment. And enter a world full of reports, practices, and learning. After all, becoming good individuals is also a part of receiving education. And they should learn the present world ideas from an institution.

Oberoi International School

 

They put a step forwards toward educating students about gender types, and norms. And doing away with the societal limiting norms. The head of the school Peter Murphy agreed. That educators should have the quality to be look up to by students. And other schools that have adopted changes are posing the right role models for the students of their institution. This school’s initiative to make this statement proves they too are for inclusivity and are promoting it through awareness.

Conclusion

 

June is known as pride month, the month for supporting LGBTQ members. Hence, for some schools to announce their steps towards diversity and inclusivity in the same month says a lot. It shows their support, acceptance, and right practices of freedom of thought.

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