School of the Performing Arts for the Differently Abled

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CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION
Talent is a special skill that is eminent but unique in each and every one of us. Be it within a normal person or a disabled person, it will improve depending on how you cultivate it using hard work. Many have stated that disability is not an issue in cultivating talents within a person, but as many do realize, there are not much facilities which are disabled- friendly to the society. Disability is a sensitive topic to the education system as it may ignite discrimination to the students involved. There are many problems concerning disability and its environment. According to the EFA Global Monitoring Report (2010), reaching the marginalized, children with disabilities remains one of the main groups being widely excluded from quality education. Disability is known as one of the least visible yet most compelling factors in the educational system. Children with disabilities have a right to education. Since the UN Universal Declaration on Human Rights was released in 1948, there has been legislation on providing education for all children. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which entered into force in 2008 and which was ratified by the UK in 2009, has 145 signatories (as at June 2010) including all PSA countries except Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. Referring specifically to education and the role of the international community, it has profound implications for DFID and its work. But it is not that easy to actually give education if facilities are inadequate in a country. In a book entitled “Livelihood Situation of Disabled Population in China” (2011), one of the biggest problems China faces is the education problem. Comparing with the large number of disabled population, there are quite few educational institutions for them. Up to 2008, there are only 1640 schools and institutions specifically for disabled people; and there are only 46 thousand teaching staffs in total. In India, education for...
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