Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Rehabilitation Council of India team inspects resource centre for training teachers of disabled children


Rehabilitation Council of India team inspects resource centre for training teachers of disabled children



LOHARDAGA: A central team from Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) inspected the Sadar Block Resource Centre (BRC) in Lohardaga on Tuesday.
The BRC is a proposed centre of the RCI set up to conduct training on inclusive education for teachers so that they are able to take proper care of disabled children after their inclusion in schools. Last year, the district programme officer (DPO) of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) had sent the proposal to upgrade the Sadar Block BRC for the purpose. Following the proposal, the central team headed by Rehabilitation Council of India eastern zone chairperson Ashok Chakravarty. Deepak Dutta, from Shelter Kolkata and state In-charge of Inclusive Educaion Abhinav Kumar from Jharkhand State Project Council (JSPC), Ranchi accompanied him.
Kumar said the RCI team expressed satisfaction after inspecting the infrastructure at Lohardaga BRC that has facilities like a 40-seat capacity hall for training etc. "We hope to get confirmation letters by July end. As many as 20 districts have applied for opening such centres for training of teachers. Inspection has been started for all proposed centres. On Tuesday, the proposed centres for Lohardaga, Gumla and Simdega were inspected by the central team. Government teachers must know how to deal with disabledkids for whom the government school teachers will be trained, he said.

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