HR Ministry Launches App for Differently-abled Children in Pakistan
On Thursday, the Minister of Human Rights (HR) , Dr. Shireen Mazari, announced the launch of an mobile app for differently-abled children.
The app has been designed by the Directorate General of Special Education (DGSE) with technical support of the National Information Technology Board (NITB) to create awareness about education, training, and rehabilitation services available for such children in special education centers and institutions.
The Directorate General of Special Education, MoHR has launched a Mobile app for the parents of differently-abled children to create awareness about special education, training and rehabilitation services and opportunities available to them #DisabilityRights @NationalITBoard pic.twitter.com/cRYTKtrNPZ
— Ministry of Human Rights (@mohrpakistan) October 22, 2020
According to Mazari, the app will help parents of differently-able children select suitable educational institutions near their residence. They can also study online without physical access to institutions/centers working under the Directorate General of Special Education (DGSE). The whole system will be especially useful for parents and families living in remote areas.
It will create awareness among the masses about the education, training and rehabilitation services available for children with different abilities in the Special Education Centers / Institutions working under the DGSE.@mohrpakistan
— Govt of Pakistan (@GovtofPakistan) October 22, 2020
At the launch event, the Minister of Human Rights commended the project detailing that the app has the potential to bring approximately 30,000 out of school differently-abled children into the educational stream.
The app under the moniker “DGSE App for Differently Abled Persons” is now live on Play Store and App Store. For now, it lists the special education schools available in the twin cities. However, like other applications developed by NITB, this one will expand to other cities soon.
DGSE Mobile App exclusively powered by @NationalITBorad|An initiative of @mohrpakistan for special children living in Islamabad. The app notifies the status of the submitted application for enrolment of Special children in the nearest school.
Download now:https://t.co/rTNwii5iBd pic.twitter.com/kJVjeaIFse
— National Information Technology Board (@NationalITBoard) October 22, 2020
If you are interested in downloading the application, click here.