GUWAHATI, Nov 18: A three-day training programme “In-Service Training & Sensitization of Key Functiories of Central and State Governments, Local Bodies and Other Service Providers” of the Central Sector Plan Scheme under the XIIth Five Year Plan of DEPwD, M/oS J&E, was conducted from November 16 – 18 by Shishu Sarothi, a city based NGO working in the disability sector, in the Nehru Yuva Kendraat Amingaon here, a press release said.
The said training was organized at the district level for the target Group: Medical/paramedical professiols/other Allied Service Providers (GOs/NGOs) and implemented by the Rehabilitation Council of India, Nodal Agency for this Scheme.
The objective of the Central Sector Scheme Plan, i.e. “In-Service Training & Sensitization of Key Functiories of Central and State Governments, Local Bodies and Other Service Providers” is to train and sensitize key functiories of the Central / State Govt., Local Bodies and other service providers on a regular basis on disability related matters through state / district / block level workshops.
The scheme which came into effect from December 29, 2014 is being implemented for the remaining part of the XIIth Five Year Plan for the fincial year 2015 – 16 and 2016 – 17.
The workshop made an endeavour to raise awareness amongst employees and peer groups about capabilities of persons with disabilities and how to create inclusive environment etc at work place and was attended by 48 participants from Health, Education and Social Welfare Department, including, amongst others, Anganwadi workers (AWW), Multi Purpose Workers (MPW), ASHA Supervisors, Assistant Additiol Resource Persons (AARP) and Resource Persons, ICDS Supervisors and Counselors.
The program which was conducted with the support of the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup, was also attended by Vinod Seshan, DC on the first day of the training.
Seshan, observed that inclusion of persons with disabilities is of great relevance when we speak of development. While sharing that Kamrup has 14 ICDS Centres and over 3000 Anganwadi workers, Seshan also called upon Shishu Sarothi to organize similar intensive trainings for ASHA and Anganwadi Supervisors exclusively.
Resource persons from Shishu Sarothi for the various sessions on meaning, concept and classification of disabilities; screening, identification, early intervention and prevention; treatment and rehabilitation resources/facilities; atomical, structural and behavioral variations/diversities; laws, rights and entitlements; concept and necessity of inclusion and employment options and reservations in employment were Prab Kalpa Hazarika, Saswati Barman, Ellora Khanikar Saikia, Diba hin and Amvalika Sepati.