App launched to facilitate Differently-Abled children
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ISLAMABAD, Oct 22 (APP): Minister of Human Rights, ?Dr. Shireen M Mazari on Thursday launched a Mobile App for Differently-Abled Children to help create awareness about education, training and rehabilitation services available for such
children in Special Education Centers and Institutions.

The use of this App will assist them in selection of suitable educational institution near to their residence and they can apply online without physical access to institutions/centres working under
Directorate General of Special Education (DGSE). The parents of Differently-abled children can also obtain
detailed information about services, facilities and admission policies of the Centres.

Addressing the launching ceremony here, the Minister commended the initiative of DGSE in
collaboration with National Information Technology Board (NITB), saying the development of this App is a milestone to bring approximately 30,000 out of school differently-abled children in educational stream.

She said the app would assist them in selection of suitable education institutions including schools
running under Federal Directorate of Education (FDE).

On the occasion, Director General Special Education (SE), Sheikh Azhar Sajjad said his Directorate
was providing appropriate environment and opportunities to promote social progress, education and
rehabilitation for differently-abled children/persons.

He said DGSE was also giving education, vocational training and rehabilitation services
to such children while different services such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy,
audiology, medical, ophthalmology and artificial limbs were being provided free of cost to special
children.

Secretary Human Rights, Director General Human Rights, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) NITB, DG NITB and other senior officers from concerned departments attended the ceremony. Later, Shireen Mazari distributed certificates among developers and designers of the App.