Vipul Jain is an 18 year old student with an intellectual disability. At age 5, he suffered from low self-esteem, faced discrimination, and was misunderstood by his friends and neighbours. Vipul’s family had no previous access to learning opportunities, until they came across the Special Care Center, and enrolled him here. Due to his low selfesteem, he cried a lot in the first year of school but our teachers worked hard to make him comfortable with the class and school environment. He was soon identified by the school’s sports coach and was trained in various games.
As a young, keen and eager child, Vipul took to sports like a fish to water! His induction into sports not only enhanced his sporting talent but also significantly enhanced his personality and confidence. He developed a strong sportsman spirit and excelled at both individual and group games. Over the years, Vipul won medals and trophies in inter-school and intra-school sports meets. He also won medals and trophies in State and National-level contests. In 2014, he was selected by the Special Olympics committee to represent India for softball at the World Games, held in Los Angeles, USA. As part of Team India, Vipul played extraordinarily well and brought home two Gold medals!