More schools needed for children with disabilities


A big factor behind Beno Zephine’s bubbling energy and self-confidence stems from the fact that she had a strong foundation both at home and school. With schools playing an important role in honing a child’s personality , Beno believes there is a need for more schools for children with disabilities in Tamil Nadu.

Special educators agree that the number of schools for children with disabilities in remote areas are lower. Cofounder of Ekadasha Learning Centre, Bharathi Balarajan, said many parents of children with disabilities come from rural parts to Chennai as their hometown lack facilities to help their children.”While we do need more schools, more importantly , schools must be equipped with adequate facilities such as resource centres and trained educators,” she said.

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