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Authorities impart training to empower visually challenged children in Uttarakhand.

Haldwani, Mar 6 ( ANI ): A group of 48 visually challenged children have undergone a weeklong vocational training programme in home management conducted by the National Association for Blind in Uttarakhand.

A six day house management course was undertaken to train the visually impaired children in Haldwani to manage basic household activities like, washing clothes, ironing clothes, cleaning basic cooking and the maintenance of personal hygiene among other things.

The course aimed at making these children confident and independent so that they are not dependent on anyone for basic household chores and activities.

The institute is trying to ensure that these children get an overall education so that they can fend for themselves if and when the situation arises.

"Firstly we educate the children on their basic daily chores so that they can become independent and do their own work, after that we educate them in Brail Lippy so that if they want they are equipped to receive education. Once they are adept at reading and writing then we get them admission in schools with other children," said Shyam Dhanak, the general secretary for National Institute of the Blind.

The children are taught basic techniques like placing of objects at places where they can find it easily when in need and once adept in reading and writing theses children would be admitted into schools.

Dhanak said that the children were taught Brail lippy to ensure that if and when they decide to peruse education the option is always available

The association keeps holding educational programs to educate these children in different field to ensure that they are capable of taking care of themselves.

The children are making rapid progress in the course and hope to secure their future.

"We are learning about house management, this entails learning how to wash our clothes, bathe, make our own beds and many other things which are helping to improve our self confidence and it helps that despite being unable to see we can learn these things like normal children," said Ashvit, a visually challenge student.

This is not the first initiative taken by the National Association of the blind as the association keeps holding such programs to educate visually challenged students. ( ANI )


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Date:Mar 6, 2013
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