ISLAMABAD: Begum Samina Alvi, the wife of President Dr. Arif Alvi, stressed the need for mainstreaming differently-abled children in society and providing them with better educational facilities. She expressed these views during a meeting with Dr. Fauzia Khan, a US-based expert on special education, along with representatives from the World Health Organization, regulatory authorities of private educational institutions, and the Directorate of Special Education.
Samina Alvi emphasized the importance of training teachers to accommodate differently-abled children in regular schools. She underlined the need for quality education and addressing discrimination against these children in society. Commending the efforts of the American education expert, she highlighted the online training provided to Pakistani master trainers in the education of differently-abled children.
Begum Alvi urged Pakistani teachers to benefit from international standards in special education training. She emphasized the assignment of teachers to educate special children in both private and government institutions. The meeting focused on discussing measures taken for the education of differently-abled children and the need for their inclusion in regular classroom setups.
Participants highlighted the significance of capacity-building for teachers, especially at the primary level, to effectively educate differently-abled children. The meeting concluded with a shared commitment to promoting inclusive education and ensuring that every child, regardless of their abilities, receives a quality education.