Amway India Join Hands with Saksham to Celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities
News Desk, News Nation 360 : Amway India, one of the country's leading FMCG Direct Selling companies, launches the Tactile Science Primer. This initiative introduces a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive collection of Tactile Diagrams on 'Learning Science' with a focus on food and nutrition. The book was released as part of a joint initiative between Amway India and its NGO partner, Saksham, working together to provide opportunities for the differently-abled and visually impaired individuals to learn and grow. Marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a webinar was organized on the Accessibility of Health Services for persons with visual impairment. The book 'Tactile Science Primer' was unveiled at the webinar by Dr Vinod Kumar Paul, Member of NITI Aayog who leads Health, Nutrition & HRD Vertical at NITI Aayog along with Rajat Banerji, Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Amway India, and Dipendra Manocha, Co-Founder,
Saksham. Through this initiative, Amway India promotes inclusivity in the education of visually impaired children by providing them with a platform to strengthen their science aptitude in the foundation years. Targeting primary school students, the Tactile Science Primer is a collection of more than 150 tactile graphics diagrams on science that cover topics, such as the human body, food and nutrition, plants, animals, and environment among others. These diagrams will assist students in understanding concepts faster, increasing their knowledge level, and increasing their confidence in pursuing STEM education in the future. Chandrabhushan Chakraborty, Sr. Vice President, East & West Region, Amway India stated that people with disabilities are less likely to have access to health care, education, employment, and community participation, even under normal circumstances. Keeping this in mind, they, at Amway, in partnership with Saksham, have been working on an integrated approach to building a society inclusive of people with visual impairment. Through the launch of Tactile Science Primer, they introduce a one-of-a-kind book, which is a comprehensive compilation of tactile diagrams with braille text focused on 'Learning Science' with topics like the human body, health, food, and nutrition, among others, targeting the primary school students. They are thankful to the NGO partner Saksham for supporting their vision of helping people live better and healthier lives. According to Dipendra Manocha, Co-Founder, Saksham, the government is doing a lot to not only ensure availability but also its affordability for the economically challenged. It is extremely essential to provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities in the services and infrastructure. This event is to identify the gaps and possible solutions to assist policymakers in this process.
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Report : Anustup Kundu