Asha Kiran hopes to empower special children with new courses

Asha Kiran,a centre in Sector 46 for differently-abled children is bringing out new web designing,computer and tally courses for its children.

Written by Nikita Sharma | Chandigarh | Published: January 16, 2012 2:48 am

Asha Kiran,a centre in Sector 46 for differently-abled children is bringing out new web designing,computer and tally courses for its children. The centre is also considering a cooking and hardware course.

“We are coming up with a cooking course for hearing and speech-impaired children as well as a hardware course for boys. These courses will commence within 15 days for a group of 30 students,” said Hitesh Sharma,sign language instructor at Asha Kiran.

Vinod Chadha,president of the National Association for Blind said they have also planned to start a new computer software course,web designing and tally courses through National Small Industries Corporation’s sponsorship in Asha kiran. The National Handicapped Finance Development Corporation (NHFDC) is also assisting Asha Kiran financially to start these courses.”

While talking to Newsline,Sumati Chandel,a physiotherapist,informed that the children at Asha Kiran were very quick in picking up skills they were taught in the courses.

Around 300 children have been placed in jobs in the last three years.

While some have been placed in call centres,others have found a place in beauty parlours. She further added that almost 200 children have gained the benefits from its physiotherapy centre.

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