Inclusive education for spl students sought

Published: 30th September 2016 03:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th September 2016 03:48 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: Differently-abled students from across the State underlined the need for inclusive education in Government schools at ‘Prativa O Manthan’, a workshop organised by Swabhimaan here on Thursday.
The students spoke about the need for ramps, accessible toilets and special dining area for eating mid-day meals in Government schools. They also suggested that of the six working days in Government schools, at least one day should be earmarked for teachers and students to only communicate in English. This will enhance their oratory skills and the adaptation from school to college would be easier. Visually-impaired and low vision children spoke about the level of consent a teacher should provide in a class to them and they should be made sit in the first row.
On the occasion, founder of Swabhimaan Shruti Mohapatra released a report on the organisation’s ‘Project Saksham’ that deals with ‘holistic education for children with disabilities in urban poor areas of Bhubaneswar’.  Secretary of Department of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Niten Chandra spoke.

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