14-year-old Rohit, a child with disability, from Faridabad, studies in the 9th standard. He was nominated along with 14 other children from across the country for the 70th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) this year.
Rohit presented the issues of children with disabilities from the National Capital Region. He also raised issues about education and future employment opportunities for children with disabilities.
"I go to school to gain an education, to become something in life and most importantly to disprove the stereotypical mindset that children with special needs cannot become anything in life and their existence does not matter. Society has no hopes from me, but I have hopes for me. 'I can do it' is the attitude I adopt" says Rohit.
Rohit, who wants to become a pilot, knows the road ahead is tough, but says he is ready to face the challenges head-on.
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CSI School for Deaf, Santhome
Santhome Home for the Deaf is located in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The home serves children with hearing impairment.
Clara Olive Polio Home, Madurai
Clara Olive Polio Home is located in Melur, Tamil Nadu, and serves children in Melur, Pasumalai and Rameswaram. The home works among children affected with polio and children who are mentally challenged.
Kanyakumari Deaf Home
Located in Kanyakumari, this home serves children with hearing impairment. Children here receive both formal and non-formal education (computer training, tailoring training, carpentry work, crafts, etc.).
Krishnagiri Polio Home
Krishnagiri Polio Home serves children affected with polio and children who are mentally challenged. Some children reside here, while others receive home-based support.
The children are provided with nutritious food to combat malnutrition and give them a healthy childhood.
Children affected by polio are provided surgery to correct their disability to a certain degree.
Physiotherapy sessions are also provided to enhance the motor capacity of the children affected by polio.
Children have access to quality education at all levels from reputed schools and colleges.
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