02-12-2015, 04:55 PM
Australian High Commissioner Patrick Suckling Monday opened a new technology center at a school that helps the mentally challenged, multiple disabilities and autism.
Children in Hindi in school 'Nai Disha' Tamana, an NGO, by addressing Suckling said the Australian government had the privilege of being associated with Tamana and contribute to this great cause.
"The Australian Government is committed to lending a hand to NGOs that support the economic development of India and strengthen communities," he said.
"The children of this school are extraordinary and I am very pleased to be present here today," he added.
The technology center will transform the curriculum in Tamana eBooks and will be accessible to students with disabilities-differently.
In addition, the center will be used to train 250 students from vulnerable communities supporting NGO, an official statement said.
Under the direct assistance program (DAP), the Australian High Commissioner provides small grants for activities that support the development and strengthening communities in India and Bhutan.
Over the past decade, the program has funded more than 190 projects in both countries to distribute more than 10 crore rupees to support small-scale projects for sustainable development.