Pakistan's Chief Minister Inaugurates 7th C-Art Centre in Latifabad

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah inaugurated the 7th Centre for Autism, Rehabilitation and Training (C-ART) at Red Crescent Hospital in Latifabad, Hyderabad. The centre aims to provide training and job opportunities to 600 autistic children and adults across 7 centres in the province.

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Pakistan's Chief Minister Inaugurates 7th C-Art Centre in Latifabad

Pakistan's Chief Minister Inaugurates 7th C-Art Centre in Latifabad

On Sunday, May 12, 2024, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah inaugurated the 7th Centre for Autism, Rehabilitation and Training (C-ART) at Red Crescent Hospital in Latifabad, Hyderabad. This centre aims to provide training and job opportunities to 600 autistic children and adults across 7 centres in the province.

Why this matters: The establishment of these centres highlights the government's commitment to providing support and opportunities for individuals with autism, which can have a significant impact on their quality of life and social integration. Furthermore, this initiative can serve as a model for other regions and countries to follow, promoting greater inclusivity and accessibility for people with autism.

The first C-Art centre was established in 2018, and since then, 6 more centres have been opened in the province. The centre in Gambat, Khairpur district, provides specialized training to children and adults with autism. Chief Minister Shah praised the centre, saying, "Despite resource constraints, the government is establishing such facilities which in itself is an example of service to humanity."

The C-Art centre in Latifabad has the capacity to train 250 to 300 persons, according to local officials. The centre provides housing and recreational facilities for the trainees, in addition to training and job opportunities. Chief Minister Shah noted that the products created by the trainees are "impressive".

The inaugural ceremony was attended by prominent figures, including Nisar Ahmed Khuhro, President of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Sindh, provincial ministers Sharjeel Inam Memon, Jam Khan Shoro, and Nasir Shah, provincial secretary Taha Farooqi, Dr Nabeela Soomro and other dignitaries.

The establishment of the 7th C-Art centre in Latifabad marks a significant step forward in providing support and opportunities for individuals with autism in Pakistan. With a total of 600 children and adults receiving training across the province, these centres are making a positive impact on the lives of many families. The impressive products created by the trainees serve as a testament to the potential and abilities of individuals with autism when given the right support and resources.

Key Takeaways

  • Sindh CM inaugurates 7th Centre for Autism, Rehabilitation and Training (C-ART) in Hyderabad.
  • The 7 C-ART centres in Sindh will provide training and job opportunities to 600 autistic individuals.
  • The centres aim to improve quality of life and social integration for people with autism.
  • The Latifabad centre has a capacity to train 250-300 persons and provides housing and recreational facilities.
  • The initiative promotes inclusivity and accessibility for people with autism, serving as a model for other regions.