Sindh govt’s DEPD inks MoU with BRFP to help blind community

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Karachi: The Blind Resource Foundation Pakistan and Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Sindh sat down on Thursday to discuss the issues and challenges faced by the blind community of Sindh and resolved to work together and improve the quality of living of the blind people of the province. Hence, a MoU was signed between the them.

Syed Qasim Naveed Qamar Special Assistant to CM Sindh on DEPD and Mohammad Amin Memon Principle Govt. Special Education Hyderabad and Chairman HIC assisted BRFP in arranging a meeting with DEPD to resolve the many underlying problems.

Waqar Yunus the President of BRFP highlighted the challenges faced by the blind community due to the non-availability of course printed in Braille.

He said that education was the most important factor in a human’s life and blind students were deprived of this imperative blessing.

Pervaiz Sehar, Secretary DEPD  and Jalal uddin Meher, Additional Secretary DEPD, agreed with Waqar Younus.

BRFP voluntarily proposed to produce the Braille Soft Copy of the entire course from Grade I to Grade XII within a time period of 1 year.

Mohammad Shakeel General Secretary BRFP further added that Blind Resource Foundation Pakistan would also assist DEPD in printing the course in Braille so that Education can be made accessible for the Blind Students.

Both the parties acknowledged that this will be a huge step in reshaping the lives of the blind people for many years to come.