KARACHI, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 12th Jan, 2017 ) : Commissioner of Karachi, Ejaz Ahmed Khan has sought public support for the rehabilitation of special children in the metropolis. Addressing a program organized by Madawa Welfare Society, a local NGO working for the rehabilitation of mentally challenged kids, the Commissioner said special children in general must not be ignored by the society. "Keeping in view their respective incapacities measures ought to be adopted for their empowerment accordingly," he said.
Commissioner Ejaz Ahmad Khan appealed to the Karachiites to contribute towards streamlining of many of the children who through little effort can overcome their incapacities. "We need to be compassionate about empowering such kids with equal devotion towards improving the life quality of their much seriously challenged counterparts," he stressed. He said besides material support little gestures can help boost confidence of the kids with physical disabilities and empower them to emerge as an efficient and contributing member of the society.
Appreciating the Madawa Welfare Society, the Karachi Commissioner said the work undertaken by its Chairperson, Shaheen Rehman and her team has helped raise awareness among many about plight of such kids and their parents. Shaheen Rehman said the project for rehabilitation of mentally challenged children initiated 12 years ago has come a long way. "Experience shows that there is constant increase in the number of such kids," she said acknowledging that it may be also due to availability of the support itself.
This has encouraged many of the concerned parents to report such cases, added the activist mentioning that there was steady gap between available resources and rehabilitative needs of concerned children. Shaheen Rehman also referred to required training of those engaged in amelioration of special children. On the occasion special children being groomed by the instructors at the centre presented a tableau and sang national songs.