Mr. Syed Qasim Naveed Qamar Special Assistant to Chief Minister for Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities visited NDF Rehabilitation Center, Nawabshah which is engaged to provide rehabilitation services to 200 children with intellectual disabilities in Nawabshah, Shaheed Benazir Abad & its surrounding Districts.
Mr. Abid Lashari CEO NDF shared progress of the center & told about available services in the facility, such as free boarding & Day care with life therapies i.e Psychotherapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy for independent living of the children, there are 35-50 children at boarding & 150 in Day care with free pick & drop.
Mr. Qasim Naveed apprised the efforts made by NDF in rural area of Sindh, He termed the center as unique facility & replicate-able model in other towns of Sindh. Mr. Qasim Naveed further said that Intellectual Disability is one of grey area in Pakistan to be addressed. He extended his possible support to make it sustainable in Nawabshah first as model Pilot project of Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities to replicate in other towns to provide support to children with intellectual disabilities. Mr. Shahzaib Shaikh Deputy Secretary, Mr. Ghullam Nabi Nizamani Deputy Director Social Welfare Sanghar, Ms. Saira Lashari Director NDF, Tariq Hussain Channar Program Manager NDF & others were also present on the occasion.