Pre-vocational training to be given to children with special needs
- IPL spot-fixing: Chennai Super Kings owner's kin under police scanner
- IPL 2013 LIVE SCORE: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals
- Jessica Lall murder: Actor Shayan Munshi, ballistic expert Manocha to face perjury trial
- BJP tears into UPA govt on 4th anniversary, says it lacks leadership
- BCCI was forced to encash Pune Warriors' bank guarantee: Sanjay Jagdale
The proposal is aimed at developing life skills in these children and integrating them within society by means of employment and to make them economically independent
Skill based pre-vocational training has been proposed to be imparted in government schools for children with special needs (CWSN) as a pilot project at the five school resource centres here from the upcoming academic session.
Aimed at developing life skills within these children, the proposal is directed at integrating them within the society by means of employment and to make them economically independent. "In a first at the elementary level, we are planning to provide skill based training to the differently abled students presently enrolled in schools across the city. This is being done to initiate a beginning towards ensuring greater employability for them at later stages of life," says Nidhi, Assistant Coordinator with the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) Inclusive Education.
She says that the pre-vocational courses will help the students identify their interests at an early stage and be able to pursue them further when they get out of the school. Presently, the Education Department has five resource centres for the CWSN students at GMSSS-8, GSSS-15, 38 West, 45 and GMHS-28 and an official communication has been sent to them regarding the arrangements that need to be made for initiating the courses.
For children with various disabilities, four broad areas have been identified including computer training, art and craft, safety skills and healthcare, and paper bag making. There are to be further activities within these categories that will be determined based on the response and interest expressed by the students. Trained vocational trainers will be recruited for the purpose who will work in coordination with fifteen Resource Teachers already working with the department.
"The children will be taught in groups of five and classes for the children will be taken by the vocational trainers in the presence of our resource teachers who will act as facilitators," says Nidhi.
- Fixing probe now reaches Bollywood, son of Dara Singh held
- BCCI cashes Pune Warriors guarantee, 'disgusted' Sahara walks out of IPL
- Sreesanth spent Rs 1.95L on clothes, bought friend BlackBerry, paid in cash: Police
- Delhi firm with MoD as client is linked to Pak cyberattacks
- After Infosys, iGATE sacks Phaneesh Murthy for sexual misconduct
- 2 weeks after harassment, Haryana schoolgirls return, cops in tow