Fareeda visits centre for children with spl needs

Port Blair
19 Feb 2018

The Adhyaksha, Zilla Parishad, South Andaman Ms. Baby Fareeda along with Ms. V. K. Mariyam Bibi, Chairperson, Education and Social Justice Committee, Ms. Bhagyaswari, Ex- Up-Adhyaksha, ZPSA and Ms. Rasheeda, Ex-Pradhan of Hope Town Panchayat visited the Vocational Training-cum-Rehabilitation centre at Brookshabad which is being maintained by the Social Welfare department of the A&N Administration. It was observed that the centre has appreciable services for children with special needs, training them to acquire skills in different trades to enable them to become self sufficient. 53 children are enrolled in the centre presently and there is scope for further enrolment of children. However, due to shortage of Special Educators in the centre new enrolments are not happening. Therefore, the Social Welfare department has been requested to increase the number of Special Educators in the centre urgently.  In addition, considering the persistent demands from the general public, the department has also been suggested to engage a ‘Speech Therapist’ at the earliest.