Concept of ‘Inclusive
Education’ for differently abled children needs to be promoted, suggests Samina
KARACHI: First Lady Samina Alvi here on Friday called for concerted efforts to accommodate children with different abilities and varied challenges in regular schools thus provided an equitable environment with all opportunities to be groomed under normal conditions.
Talking to the instructors and other concerned stakeholders working for the empowerment of intellectually challenged children and youth during her visit to Karachi Vocational Training Center (KVTC) for Intellectually Challenged, she said concept of "Inclusive Education" needed to be promoted in the country on strong lines.
"This is being practiced in many countries as a basic right of every child entitled to be provided with an viable environment for their social development and adequate growth," emphasized Begum Alvi.
With particular reference to those with Down Syndrome or autism, the first lady said they needed sympathy as well as empathy for their self dependence - reminding that while being sent to regular schools and were provided with special training so as to be groomed as independent and self reliant individuals.
Begum Samina Alvi said "The government led by PM Imran Khan is absolutely committed to the concept of "Inclusion" creating and providing best of environment and relevant opportunities critical for growth of the citizens without any distinction on basis of their gender, caste, creed and capacities." - APP