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Wednesday, 29 May 2024

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SCAC in the east

The Social and Cultural Affairs Committee is currently in Trashigang Dzongkhag conducting consultation meetings with relevant stakeholders on the state of persons with disabilities.

This morning, SCAC met with the faculty, parents and students of Muenselling Institute for the Visually Impaired, Jigme Sherubling Central School and Khaling lower secondary school.

Discussions revolved around the education curriculum, limited employment and tertiary education prospects, in addition to the lack of specialized teachers and resources for inclusive schools as well as the increasing number of school drop outs from higher secondary schools.

In the afternoon, the committee met with the local Government leaders of Khaling, Kangpara, Udzorong and Lumang gewogs.

The committee shared the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) as well as the national policy for persons with disabilities highlights with the leaders. They said they were not aware of the provisions but shared the current scenarios of their respective Gewogs and said this would help them to better assist persons with disabilities and their families in their communities.

Tomorrow, the committee will visit Draktsho East and students of Sherubtse College.

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