Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Vidya Sagar jointly organised ‘Enrolment Campaign' to create an awareness on inclusive education of children with disabilities. The rallies were conducted in areas of Nungambakkam, George Town and T. Nagar on July 29.

As many as 300 children, teachers and resource persons from five Chennai schools and two government-aided schools, participated in the awareness rally. The campaign also intended to create an awareness about the day-care centres and resource rooms run by SSA for children with disabilities. The SSA programme is being implemented in 10 zones of the city, six of which are being handled by Vidya Sagar and the rest by The Spastic Society of Tamil Nadu. As many as 600 children with disabilities, identified this year, are being imparted therapy, treatment and education under the programme, said K. Abdul Wahab, district coordinator (Integrated Education for Disabled Children scheme), SSA.

Around 100 resource educators, 20 special educators and five physiotherapists have been appointed to implement the scheme, he added. Every school has a resource room with necessary physiotherapy equipment and instruments to enable additional therapies such as music, speech, etc, he added.

Vasudha Venugopal and

R. Keerthana