| Delegates look at a painting put up at School of Creative Learning at Nargada, Danapur, on Friday. Picture by Ashok Sinha |
Patna, Nov. 25: Dyslexia can be easily defeated if one has self-belief, faith and gets moral support, feels Dr Royston Flude, who has fought the disorder himself.
As the president of Consensus for Self Sustaining People, Organization and Communities, Switzerland, Flude is on a mission to create awareness among people about dyslexia.
He is in the state capital today to attend a three-day conference, Educational and Social Inclusion, 2011, which was organised by Association for Promotion of Creative Learning (APCL) at Nargada Danapur. “Proper support and suggestions can help an individual to overcome the disorder. A child suffering from dyslexia can be just like a normal child if proper care and guidance are given,” he said. The objective of the conference was to share various aspects of the disorder and suggest ways in which the problem can be overcome.
Experts from the US, UK, Greece, Israel, Switzerland, Bangladesh, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and India are attending the conference, which would deal with education and learning difficulties, health education, diversity and curriculum, teachers’ education and home-school partnership.
Besides discussing the problems related to dyslexic patients, the conference would also highlight the educational backwardness of Musahar community and suggest ways to create an education set-up that can include these marginalised communities.
After inaugurating the conference, Assembly Speaker Uday Narain Choudhary said: “In the present scenario, job-oriented education alone is not enough. Efforts should be put to create an educational set-up which includes the backward classes.”
The Speaker also highlighted the role of the Bihar government in bringing the marginalised sections of the society into the mainstream.
Eighty-two-year-old Devorah Kalekin Fushman from Israel, who has been working for children’s welfare, noted urologist and the president of APCL, Ajay Kumar, a 1981-batch Bihar cadre IAS officer Vijoy Prakash, were also present at the School of Creative Learning, where the conference was organised.