CBSE ropes in charity to train differently abled students

New Delhi, Sep 13 : The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has empanelled a charitable society, Manovikas, to provide skills of different kinds to students who are differently abled, an official statement said Friday.

Students with special needs in classes IX, X, XI and XII studying in schools affiliated to the CBSE can join Manovikas's skill knowledge programme to gain an ability to enter diverse fields, like retail trade, information technology application, as also the cosmetic industry, hospitality and tourism fields.

"It is a matter of immense satisfaction for all of us in the disability sector that our efforts at universalisation of educational and vocational studies, leading to inclusion, are bearing fruit," said Vikram Dutt, president, Manovikas Charitable Society.

The CBSE has empanelled the charitable institute under the National Vocational Education Qualification Framework (NVEQF) following upon introduction of mandatory Inclusive Education under the Right to Education Act, 2009.

--IANS (Posted on 13-09-2013)

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