Elina is HLC’s Resource Centre for special education and inclusion. The main objective of setting up Elina was to make learning accessible to all children.
Special education is the education of students with special needs in a way that addresses the students’ individual differences and needs. Special education inclusion is the participation of special education students in regular classrooms and provision of support services to these students to address their individual differences and needs.
The main objective of inclusive education is that all students in a school, regardless of their strengths and their weaknesses, become part of the school community. Every student develops a feeling of belonging with other students, teachers, and support staff, regardless of ability. Elina envisions (a) creating a model inclusive environment where diversity is valued and children with vast differences learn together and (b) bringing about attitudinal changes in the educational community.