Disabled-friendly buildings inaugurated

KATHMANDU: Two disabled-friendly buildings for Special Education Programme and Vocational Training unit for cerebral palsy children got inaugurated here at Dhapakhel on Thursday. Bimal Shrestha, CEO, Cerebral Palsy- Nepal (CP-N), hoped that the disabled-friendly buildings would help create a conducive environment for cerebral palsy children to adopt to new environment. The buildings, he said, could accomodate more than 40 children in their age brackets 10 to 12 years.

"Cerebral palsy children are completely ignored in our society. This is why we have launched the vocational training so that they could come up in the society on their own," Shrestha said, addressing the inaugural of the buildings.

The organisation is currently providing education and training to an estimated 1,500 cerebral palsy children, annually, in 13 districts, he added.