Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Monday, December 18, 2017 08:52:53 PM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

The disabled children and their problems

Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Dr. Md. Shairul Mashreque, Dr. Mohamad Yakub :
The phenomenon like child rights governance also encompasses the concerns for the disabled children. An important consideration for child rights should be conducting campaign in favour of vulnerable handicapped children. This advocacy campaign should not be confined to special day like 'international day with disabilities'. The Government agencies and voluntary organizations must be proactive in creating a congenial environment for the disables. They have every right to live with the opportunities for obtaining access to the main stream of community life.  Now in our country devoid of suitable environment the threats are more than opportunities for survival. A few responsible urban citizens are extending helping hands to the children being disabled.  
There is no gainsaying of the fact that many children are becoming disabled due largely to social violence. Social violence may be defined as 'any overt depiction of a threat of physical force or the actual use of such force intended to physically harm an animate being'. Such violence has high likelihood of resulting in injury or serious injuries often leading to death.
Many a child rendering physically or mentally handicapped is the victim of burgeoning violence. Because we do not have safety measures to protect the children from any serious eventualities. Most of the children living in slum areas have been left unprotected; they are facing road accidents, falling from trees or roof, cocktail or crackers injuries and slum areas very close to rail line are not safe for the children. There are incidences of many children aged below ten being mashed by the running train. Even now they are seen plying near the rail line.  
There appears a wealth of literature on the threat, opportunities and predicaments of disabled children in Bangladesh. The studies attempted to make a situational analysis. One report out of some situational analysis may be cited here:
International NGOs (INGOs) working in the field of disability, constituting an active, extensive and capable network. International agencies and donors are interested in supporting disability activities, but sometimes face problems in channeling funding for cross-sectoral issues, such as disability. Common for all these stakeholders are an interest in working with disability, but so far each of them with a very limited coverage concentrated in urban and selected rural areas and a fundamental lack of coordination. The team recommends that coordination is strengthened through the National Coordination Committee/Inter-ministerial Task Force and that work is given direction through a more action-oriented version of the National Action Plan.
Disability is a cross-sectorial issue. The concerned team has assessed the situation and activities of Government, NGOs/INGOs and the private sector, and suggested next steps for inclusion and reduction of vulnerability by sectors:
· Social Welfare: Focus on rehabilitation and inclusion activities at district level.
· Education: Support the process of inclusion into regular schools.
· Health: Scale up Early Detection Programmes and establish referral networks
· Employment and Income Generating Activities: Actively stimulate inclusion
· Transport, Infrastructure and Built Environment: Mainstream accessibility
· Access to Water and Sanitation: Support and mainstream pilot projects
Increased coordination at both national and district level will be crucial to fully take advantage of the considerable expertise and materials already available in Bangladesh. In order to sustain and expand technical expertise and leadership in Government as well as in NGOs, it is necessary to review and invest in the development of human resources. At all stages in the process people with disabilities, represented by the organizations active in the disability field should be included in decision making processes.

(Dr. Md. Shairul Mashreque, department of Public Administration, Chittaong University)

Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Myanmar`s criminal generals should be brought to book

ACCORDING to the medical charity MSF sources, at least some 6,700 Rohingyas got killed in the very first month of the Myanmar army's crackdown on the ethnic minority in Rakhine State. But it appears Myanmar government is trying to deceive the world by  avoiding to take back Rohingya refugees. It ...

Football »

Roma's Federico Fazio (hidden) celebrates with teammates after scoring the decisive goal during an Italian Serie A soccer match between AS Roma and Cagliari, at the Olympic stadium in Rome on Saturday.

Entertainment »

Athiya Shetty turns fashion designer

Ever since her debut, the 25-year-old actress has been in news for her chic sartorial choices. A source reveals, “According to the label, Athiya is known for her fashion sensibilities. She is a hit when it comes to red carpet appearances and nails the high street fashion.” “So, after meetings ...

Entertainment »

Virat-Anushka holidaying in heaven

The power couple, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma, who recently set some major wedding goals with their Italian destination ceremony, is now giving fans a glimpse into their post-married life. The ethereal couple tied the knot at a picturesque location in Italy on December 11. The 29-year-old newlywed, who is ...

International »

Trump allies say Mueller unlawfully obtained thousands of emails

Reuters, Washington :An organization established for US President Donald Trump's transition to the White House a year ago said on Saturday that the special counsel investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election had obtained tens of thousands of emails unlawfully.Kory Langhofer, counsel to the transition team known as ...

City »

Ganoforum President Dr Kamal Hossain speaking at a discussion on 'Independence: Expectation, Achievement and Role' organised by 'Jatiya Oikya Prokriya' at the Jatiya Press Club on Friday.


International »

Trump promises `giant tax cut` as `Christmas gift` to Americans

PTI, Washington :US President Donald Trump today said the Congress has reached an agreement on tax legislation that will deliver more jobs, higher wages, and "massive tax relief" for American families and domestic companies.Trump recognised the tax reform as a campaign promise during his run-up to the 2016 presidential election, ...

Editorial »

Muslim leaders must continue to act together not to be ignored

WE welcome the OIC's (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) decision declaring East Jerusalem as capital of Palestine at a summit at Istanbul on Wednesday as the most appropriate and timely action to denounce US President Donald Trump's unilateral declaration that Jerusalem is the capital of the state of Israel. Their call ...

Football »

Players of A Level team, the champions of the Inter-Class Victory Day Football Competition of Manarat Dhaka International School & College with the teachers of Manarat Dhaka International School & College pose for a photo session at Manarat College field on Thursday.

Entertainment »

Meryl Streep is the most Golden Globe-nominated actor

Meryl Streep has begun her Hollywood award season dominance by bagging her 31st Golden Globe nomination, which is a record in the 75-year history of the award show. Streep won the nomination in the best actress, drama category for her portrayal of the Washington Post publisher Kay Graham in Steven ...

Entertainment »

Porimoni, Zayed Khan`s Antorjwala releases today

Entertainment Report :Today across the country in 175 cinema halls Malek Afsari directed and Porimoni-Zayed Khan acted much awaited movie Antorjwala is set to be released. On the occasion its releasing Pori and Zayed will enjoy the movie along with director Malek Afsari in Dhaka’s Modhumita, Shyamoli and Sony halls.While ...

City »

Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury handing over ICT Award to Director General of Health Department Prof Dr Abul Kalam Azad for his contribution in using digital technology in health services at Bangabandhu International Conference Center in the city on Tuesday.

Weekend Plus »

Quick recipes for the burger-lover in you

Weekend Plus Desk :If you are a burger lover or want to fix a burger quickly for uninvited guests, here are a few recipes which can save the day. Recipes by Chef Gaurav Chadha, in-house chef, Dr Oetker India Pvt Ltd:* Chicken and egg burger: Heat oil in a kadhai ...

Editorial »

Attack on New York City is disgusting

AN attempted terrorist attack in a New York City bus terminal by a US national of Bangladesh origin has caused widespread surprise and condemnation here and also in the Bangladesh community in the USA. The person Akayed Ullah at his 27 is a taxi driver in New York City and ...

International »

US embassy unlikely to move to Jerusalem before 2020: Tillerson

Xinhua, Washington :U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday the U.S. embassy in Israel was unlikely to be moved to Jerusalem before 2020, national media outlets reported."It's not going to be anything that happens right away," U.S. news daily the New York Times quoted Tillerson's speech at the State ...

Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Write a comment to this news