Children with disabilities in the northeast may hope for quality education with the launch of a project aimed to provide inclusive and quality teaching for them.

Regional Action on Inclusive Education in North East (RAISE-NE) has been launched in five states of the region, to complement the programme of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) on inclusive education to improve the quality of education for children with disabilities, RAISE-NE’s Project Director Bibhudutta Sahu said.

The project will focus on selected government or government-supported schools in districts of:

  1. Assam
  2. Meghalaya
  3. Manipur
  4. Nagaland
  5. Tripura

The primary aim of the project is to ensure that the identified model schools should be made accessible to children with disabilities and that their evaluation should be flexible according to the progress of the child.

The project’s ultimate aim is to stop special schools for differently-abled children as these provide education within a very limited ambit and only in the case of a child suffering from severe disabilities should they be sent to special schools, Sahu said

Source: Times of India