HWO organizes a workshop on Education & rehabilitation of disable persons

Anantnag,March 7  (Scoop News) -A workshop was organized by Humanity Welfare organization(HWO) HELPline Bijbehara supported by Zonal Humanity Welfare organization Rehabilitation committee, Rehabilitation council of India, on title “Right to Education Act and the Schemes for the rehabilitation of Persons with disabilities”. The venue for the Workshop was Dak Bungalow Anantnag in South Kashmir. Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Farooq Ahmad Shah was the chief guest on the occasion. Zonal Resource Persons, ICDS Workers, Health workers, persons with disabilities and representatives from various non-governmental organizations participated in the workshop. Ruheed Gull gave presentation on the provisions for the vulnerable sections of society in Indian Right to Education Act.

According to the provisions all schools have mandate to include children with disabilities in the mainstream schooling at the time of admissions. The infrastructure in schools should be barrier free so that children with special needs can seek the education without hesitations. The curriculum needs to be relaxed and the teaching learning material needs to made accessible to all students.
Talking about the Schemes of Social Welfare schemes Social Welfare officer Bijbehara gave information about prosthetic Aid, Social Security scheme, Scholarships and Relief for Militancy hit victims. He urged NGO workers, ICDS workers and common people to identify the deserving persons with disabilities so that they can benefit from these schemes.
The special educators of District Anantnag announced that first batch of children with special needs of Zone Anantnag and Zone Doru will be given admission in the newly established Block resource centers at Khanabal and Chakpath. The special teaching learning material and assistive supportive devices have been already purchased they added. The disable friendly washrooms have been constructed at these block recourse centers, New 10 disable friendly drinking water facility points and toilets are going to be created in new school buildings.
Shafeeq Ahmad Khaki, head of the department training in DIET Anantnag gave a mind blowing presentation on moral responsibility of common masses towards the upliftment of vulnerable sections of society especially the persons with disabilities. He said that this year around 500 teachers were trained at preliminary level how to deal with students with special needs.
In his speech chief guest on occasion Farooq Ahmad Shah said that while dealing with the children with special needs we much adopt missionary zeal. He appreciated the organizers for organizing such awareness programmes. While interacting with youth with disabilities D.C Anantnag announced 5 sub dealership gas licenses and 5 kerosene oil depots for 10 unemployed youth with disabilities. Knowing about various problems of persons with disabilities like barriers in infrastructure, issuance of fake disability certificates, livelihood generations for unemployed youth with disabilities and properer implementation of 3% reservation in class 4th employment for persons with disabilities,DC Anantnag decided to call a high-level meeting of engineers, (R&B), district Medical board officials and members, Social welfare officers and officials of education and rural development departments to listen to redress these disability issues.
While presenting vote of thanks Founder chairman of Humanity welfare organization Helpline Bijbehara gave brief vision of the organization for the year 2013-14. He thanked all participants and resource persons for their interesting participation and spending their valuable time for the empowerment of physically and mentally challenged people.

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