Al-Makhtoom National Special Education Centre for Visually Handicapped Children

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 Headings

Brief Remarks/ (Yes/No)

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Mandate

To provide high quality education, assessment, training and rehabilitation procedure for children with Visual Impairment.

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Services provided

  •  To provide free education from Prep to Intermediate.
  • To provide free pick & drop facilities.
  • To provide free Braille books.
  • Transcription of books in Braille.
  • To provide white canes, devices for low vision students.
  • Sports and extracurricular activities.
  • Parent Teacher Association.
  • Hostel facilities for 50 male Visually Impaired students is available from far flung areas of Pakistan.
  • Library and Computer Lab.

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General Information

 

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Dy. Director/Officer In charge

Mr. Muhammad Amir

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Office No.

051-9252031

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Mobile No. In charge

 

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Centre Email

almaktoom.vhc@gmail.com

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Date of establish of Centre

Established in 1982 and shifted in the purpose built building 1990

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Building Status (Own/Rented)

Owned

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Facilities

 

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Boundary Wall

Yes

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Electricity

Yes

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Drinking Water Facility

Yes

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Toilet/Wash Room

Yes

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Hostel Facility (Boys)

Yes (50 students)

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Play Ground

Yes

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Library Facility

Yes

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Computer Lab

Yes

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First Aid Kit

Yes

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Ramp

Nil

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Prayer Room

Yes

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CCTV Cameras

Yes

4.

Need Based Facilities

 

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Assessment/ Guidance

Yes

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Counseling

Yes

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Speechtherapy

Nil

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Physiotherapy

Nil

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Audiometry

Nil

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Other (Please indicate below)

-

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Admission Policy

 

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Admission Form

Yes

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Guardian CNIC

Yes

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Guardian Contac No.

Yes

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Child Age

5-18 Years

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Gender

Both (male/female)

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Type of Disability

Visually / Partially Impaired

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Class in which Admission Required

Prep to Intermediate

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 Other(please indicate)

Hostel facilities for 50 VI Male students is available

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Transport facilities

 

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Free Pick and drop

Yes

7.

Downloads

 

 

Admission forms/calendars

Yes

 

Any other relevant information.

Yes

 

BRIEF INTRODUCTION

    • Al-Maktoom National Special Education Centre for Visually Impaired Children is functioning in purpose built building at plot size of 3.8 Acres at St.11, G-7/2 Islamabad. Initially education provision was up to primary level to secondary level in 2006.

RIGHT BASED SERVICES (UNCRDP)

ACCESSIBILITY

The building of the center is accessible for the visually impaired persons. The center is also providing online classes to its students during COVID-19 closure of the center.

EDUCATION

National Special Education Centre for Visually Impaired Children, Islamabad is engaged in providing education to VI students on line and on campus classes to the more than 210 students. The recent development scheme of up-gradation is adding to the assessment and introduction to modern technologies for the persons with visual impairment.   

GUIDANCE & COUNSELING & REFERRAL SERVICES

  • Assessment of students.
  • Sessions for prevention of disability.
  • Parents counseling.
  • Integration / mainstreaming in regular education.
  • Home visits/Follow-up of enrolled students.
  • Welfare activities for the enrolled students.
  • Liaison with all line agencies & organizations for treatment and rehabilitation of students.
  • Provision/arrangement of uniform (in special cases) and Braille books

HEALTH

Provision of adequate health services is imperative for the overall rehabilitation of the VI. The Centre is providing visual assessment and assistive aids  to the students of Centre.

 OPTOMETRY CLINIC:

This Centre is providing following optometric services to the special children of the Centre under the supervision of qualified eye specialist and optometrists.

  1. Visual assessment
  2. Provision of assistive aids
  3. To judge suitability of fresh students for low vision/Braille class
  4. Eye care instructions
  5. Guidance and counseling of the VI and their families.