Differently-able individuals constitute 2.5% of Pakistan’s population. Most of them do not receive the essential facilities, attention, and even moral support to survive for a long time, let alone live respectably. However, several NGOs and private schools are springing up in different parts of Pakistan, which cater to special need individuals. KVTC is one of them.
KVTC is a special education institute based in Karachi. They provide basic school education and vocational training. There are 142 trainees in the center and 20 in-home based programs. These intellectually challenged individuals learn basic business skills, and secure skill based jobs such as knitting, stitching, pottery etc. KVTC provides with the resources and support they need to become empowered individuals and live independent lives.
All inclusive teacher training
ELN has partnered with KVTC to deliver teacher training, customised for special need individuals. The director of ELN, Sana Farooq, conducted the training sessions in which she guided teachers on different methods of teaching and training.
The faculty includes individuals from KVTC, including their students who have now become teachers. There are participants who may be visually impaired but their communication and understanding is excellent. They easily catch on helpful tips and tricks to enhance their teaching style and delivery catered to the needs and limitations of the students they are teaching.
This further reinforces the fact that with proper guidance and support, these individuals can make a living for themselves and there is no end to learning possibilities in the world.