Maharashtra Govt Trains Teachers In Special Edu'n

Special Edu'n For Teachers: Maharashtra
The State Government of Mumbai has come across a decision to train its teachers in Special Education. It seems like Maharashtra is well concerned about the RTE (Right To Education). The RTE Act has been implemented all over the state.

However, there is a lot of things being done for inclusive education in the true sense of the term. Farida Lambay of Pratham, a social organization that works towards providing education to the underprivileged says that "The government and the BMC are bringing in several changes to the education system as well as school infrastructure for the differently abled".

The statistics of SSA (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan), points out that currently there are close to 3.2 lakh students with special needs across Maharashtra. Out of these, 9188 are from Mumbai.

A senior official from SSA says "We are focusing on wiping away the term 'disabled' from the education system and, therefore focusing on helping all children complete their education. The Government has already started training teachers in special education across Maharashtra. Parents of differently abled students have a lot of insecurities."

"We are holding counselling sessions for parents to help them understand that the Government provides everything needed for Children", added the official.

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