NAVTTC briefs president Alvi on facilitating DAPs and PWDs

By Staff Reporter
Wednesday – January 13, 2021
ISLAMABAD: The president Arif Alvi asked national vocational and technical training commission (NAVTTC), Tuesday, to design special training modules for differently-abled people (DAPs) and provide them skilled-based training so they may contribute to the development of society.

According to a press release, he stated this while chairing a meeting on vocational training for DAPs, at presidential palace, in the federal capital.

The president underlined the need for providing marketable skills to persons with disabilities (PWDs).

NAVTTC chairman Syed Javed Hassan gave a presentation on the initiatives, taken by NAVTTC, to create an enabling environment for PWDs.

He highlighted, plans are afoot to provide marketable skills, high-technical training and assistive technology to DAPs.

President Alvi emphasised the need for financial inclusion of PWDs as well as bringing them into mainstream of education system.

He said the financial and educational inclusion of PWDs, who constitute almost 15 percent of the country’s population, is a major challenge and it is the shared responsibility of society to play its role for their welfare by providing them skills and jobs to make them productive citizens.

He stressed the need for collaborative efforts by the federal and provincial governments as well as the civil society to work for the skills development of DAPs.