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200 severely disabled children in Delhi to be home tutored

D.N.I.S. News Network, India: A sizeable number of children with severe disabilities remain at home while their peers enjoy the benefits of education. To ensure that they too are included in the educational system, the State’s Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (S.S.A.) under Delhi Government is mulling the idea of home tutoring for such children. Special teachers have been roped in to implement the programme and bring them into the mainstream.

It may be mentioned that the Ministry of Human Resource Development earmarks an annual allocation of Rs. 1200 per disabled child under S.S.A. Recently, this was increased from Rs 1200 to Rs. 3000. The State S.S.A. is hoping to utilize part of this fund to start home tutoring of severely disabled children and make education more inclusive.

“The state is working on a zero rejection policy and is committed to provide quality education to all children with special needs,” State S.S.A. Project Director V P Singh said.