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Children Of Lesser God To Get New Lease Of Life Under SSA

IMPHAL, Dec 8: State Mission Authority of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) has not only taken up steps to educate children who are physically challenged along with identifying 500 of them for the first phase but  has also worked out a special project for the education of visually impaired children as well.

An official source said that along with formation of a Medical Board, officials of the State Mission Authority conducted a field survey in all the 35 education blocks in the State for identifying physically challenged children.

Of the 8010 physically challenged children thus identified, 500 of them have been selected for extending education for the first phase. Of the identified 8010 physically challenged children, around 4567 of them are already in school, the official said, adding that the education of the selected 500 children, 500 helpers have also been appointed for dropping and picking them up from school.

Along with taking up step to distribute aids and appliances among other 1277 physically challenged children, Braille books have been provided to 200 blind students. Under a project, special books are also being printed for visually impaired students and 35 teachers have been appointed for educating mentally retarded children, the official disclosed. Training has also been imparted to 3662 teachers for conducting public awareness program on ensuring regular attendance of physically challenged students in school as well as to pay home visit to educate them.

(Courtesy: The Sangai Express)

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