dna OF education

Sensitize and Equip

Jan 05, 2016

The central government’s scheme of Integrated Education of Disabled Children (IEDC) stipulates regulations and funds for educational opportunities of moderately disabled children in the general system; very few schools actually follow it.

More government aid is needed, as not all parents can afford a private special school. Schools need psychologists, therapists, counsellors and special educators. The teacher-student ratio is crucial because these kids thrive on individual attention. Their development should be adequately monitored and evaluated, especially in the BMC special schools. Awareness should be built in the mainstream academic system to make society more accepting of these keen learners.

Sunil Satpute, Founder, Gharkul