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Project for Dyslexic Kids Unveiled

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Times of India
11 December 2010
By Radha Sharma
Ahmedabad, India

Actor Swaroop Sampat reveals her project during a visit to the city

Actor Swaroop Sampat reveals her project during a visit to the city

Actor and educationist Swaroop Sampatis allset to play the role of a benevolent teacher enacted by Aamir Khan in ‘TaareZameen Par’ in reallife and help make schools a little more compassionate towards children with learning disabilities in Gujarat.

Swaroop, who was in the state to participate as a jury in the public hearing of child labourers on Friday, told TOI that her project entailing training teachers in learning disability will be launched at 10 schools in Kutch district. Teachers will be trained about the learning disability or dyslexia, identifying dyslexic children and offering them remedial measures.

"Unlike abroad, dyslexia goes largely unidentified in our country, especially in rural areas. The children suffer through schooling for no fault of theirs. This project will be launched in 10 schools in Kutch and will continuefor two–three years,by that time the teachers will be completely trained," Swaroop said.

Swaroop, who has pioneered the concept of promoting the use of drama in teaching in the state,saidover 130teachershave been trained in experiential learning sofar. "The phasethree of the project will be launched soon where we will train 100 more teachers. We have also trained 30 master trainers," said Swaroop.

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