Launch of Preparatory School for Children with Blindness in Jalandhar

We have wonderful news for you! It gives us great pleasure to share that we recently inaugurated the Saksham Resource Center in Jalandhar, Punjab. We would like to make a special mention of Dr. Vinod Pal, who is associated with Niti Aayog. He has been one of our strongest pillars of support in the process of getting the Saksham Jalandhar Resource Center up and running. Ms. Seema Chopra graciously presided over the inauguration ceremony as a special guest. She has had a long history of engagement with social work in the disability sector in Punjab.

The center has been established with the aim to provide both academic and non-academic support to young children with visual impairment and multiple disabilities. Students are provided pre-integration training to help them gain skills such as orientation and mobility, reading-writing and computer and assistive technology skills, that ensure their smooth integration in mainstream schools right from the start.

Training can last from 6 months to about a year, depending on the students’ current skill level, and grade level at school. We have provisions to train a small cohort of students. All students are given individual attention corresponding to their individual needs and skill level. Folks with school-aged children who are visually impaired or multiply disabled, who live in or near Jalandhar are welcome to contact the Saksham Jalandhar Resource Center for further information or guidance.

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Saksham Trust is a not - for - profit organisation, established in 2003. The sole aim of the trust is to empower persons belonging to this marginalised section of society through a variety of strategies. India has more than 14 million persons with blindness and low vision and above 70 million persons who cannot read normal print due to some sort of disability. A range of services needed to be provided to such persons for their social and economic mainstream into society. Saksham is guided by the Vision of a sensitised and motivated society that acknowledges the value of interdependence and appreciates the abilities of persons with blindness and multiple disabilities and willingly provides equal opportunities for all.

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