Inclusivity And Diversity Essay

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Folktales on Inclusivity and Diversity

Strap: Living in a diverse, globalised world in empowering as well as challenging. In our series, ‘valuable lessons from invaluable stories’, we bring you stories on the importance of inclusivity and diversity.
Inclusivity
“Children don't come with instructions, but they do come with open minds” – Christopher J. Metzler, Global Inclusion Expert
Change a minor thing in your home — who do you think will notice it first? It will be the curious little eyes that see even the subtle changes in the environment. Likewise, if someone is different, say in a way he/she looks or dresses, a child’s eyes will not miss it. You don’t have to play the ‘indifference’ card, that we adults usually play. Instead, teach your child it’s okay to note the differences but it is imperative to accept the person. The story of the three cats is a great story that will help you do just that.
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Does your child feel that the cats are the same irrespective of their skin colour?
3. If Brownie didn’t intervene, what would have happened to Milky and Midnight?

Diversity
“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities” – Stephen R. Covey, Author of the book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Our country is a melange of different religions, culture and language and we represent one of the most diverse countries in the world. Show your child why diversity is our biggest strength with the tale about a mouse, a crow and a deer and their unlikely friendship.

An Unlikely Friendship
Lilu the mouse, Kiki the crow and Minu the deer are close friends who live in a forest. The other animals wonder how they remain friends despite their differences.
One evening, Minu goes grazing in the lush grasslands of the forest. She accidentally steps into a hunter's net. Scared, she struggles to let herself free, but in vain. Kiki and Lilu wait for Minu’s return. After waiting for a while, they start to worry. Kiki agrees to fly over the grasslands to check the fate of

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