Providing enabling environment to special kids our collective responsibility: Dr Samina Alvi

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Zubair Qureshi

First Lady Dr Samina Alvi has emphasized that special persons need our special attention and they should be ensured opportunities to realize their talent in society. Providing the special children an enabling environment is our collective responsibility, said she.
She expressed these views during a visit to a centre for Special Children run under Care For Special Persons Foundation (CFSP) on Friday.
The First Lady said steps were being taken to launch a single-window operation to simplify the registration process for the special children.
It is our social and moral duty to support efforts to make special children useful and productive members of society, said Dr Samina Alvi.
Mainstreaming of disabled people in all walks of life could not only make them realize how important and useful they are, it could also contribute to uplift of the country in various fields, she further said.
She said financial assistance would be provided to the parents of the disabled people under the Ehsaas Kifalat programme.
The First Lady particularly mentioned the government had been working on provision of vocational and technical training to special children on various projects in collaboration with the relevant organizations, including Karachi’s business community.
During the visit, she was given a briefing on the wellbeing of children with physical and mental disabilities. It has been announced that disabled children received education and therapy according to their needs at the Foundation. The First Lady during the visit also visited the stalls of artifacts prepared by the disabled children.

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