Ten special children will be given admission in every Punjab Education Foundation (PEF) partner school in Lahore to avail quality education. This was announced by PEF chairman Raja Mohammad Anwar while addressing a certificate distribution ceremony for teachers’ training programme at Rising Sun Institute of Special Education in Cantt. He said that the PEF has envisaged a plan to educate special children under a pilot plan that will be launched soon.
Anwar said that the plan aimed at promoting social interaction between healthy and disabled children. “We want civil society’s attitude towards special children to improve,” he said.
An estimated 10 per cent of the country’s population is effected by some sort of disability, he said.
“There is a need to provide more opportunities to such people so that they can live like healthier lives.” The chairman said that admissions of special children in PEF partner schools will be on merit.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 13th, 2011.
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