PANAJI, INDIA, Nov 7, 2012: The Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) will inaugurate a mobile float on November 7 which will travel across every taluka in Goa during the next 15 days to raise awareness about persons with disabilities and about the importance of bringing more children with special needs to schools.
The float will be flagged off on Wednesday morning at Don Bosco HS in Panaji by education officials.
"The SSA is working for education to all children within the age group of 6 to 14 years. 'Children with special needs' is one of its interventions and SSA conducts various activities for their benefit. The float will be part of one such activity to be known as 'Badhte Kadam'," SSA project director Farell Furtado said.
'Badhte Kadam' is an awareness campaign that is conducted throughout the country under the aegis of The National Trust. "The purpose of 'Badhte Kadam' is to mainstream persons with disabilities by bringing them out from their houses for the activities to be conducted under the campaign, to promote establishment of support network and form self help groups for their economic development," Furtado said.
'Badhte Kadam' is usually conducted in the month of November and will conclude on December 3, which is celebrated as World Disability Day.
Source: The Times of India