STATE ADVOCACY MEETING OF GOA ON DEAF BLINDNESS HELD

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Panaji; November 25, 2014 …. The Deputy Chief Minister Shri Francis D’Souza  has called for  need of awareness among parents about deaf blindness  and systematic efforts are required to help  create self confidence among the children  who are the victims of  this  disability.

Shri D’Souza was speaking after inaugurating  a State Advocacy Meeting of Goa  on Deaf blindness held in the city today.  The advocacy meeting was organized by Caritas Goa in association with Sense International India and UK Aid.

Shri D’Souza  further speaking said that  although  the children born with disability cannot be ignored but we have to provide help and support  for the development of  their  talent and skill live normal life. The Government he said has implemented various schemes for this section of society. The process of certification   is needed to be   simplified   in order to avail the benefits of these schemes. He complimented Caritas-Goa for   serving the cause of disables.    

Director, Caritas Goa Fr. Mavric Fernandes, in his welcome address the gathering said that every child born with talent. But child with disability of   deaf blindness need to be treated with special care and attention. We have to reach out to these areas to collect data,  early diagnosis so as help them to  live normal life.

Shri Sudesh Gawade Assistant Director Social Welfare, Shri Parag Namdev, Senior  Manager –Advocacy and Network Sense India, Shri Reflino Fernandes Project Coordinator Caritas Goa, State Learning Center  on Deafblindes-Goa.and others attended the function

Smt. Vigilia D’Sa  welcomed the guest and compered the function.

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