Dif­fer­ently Abled

Southasia - - BRIEFS -

Bangladesh gar­ment sec­tor will hire chil­dren with autism spec­trum dis­or­der to help them be­come use­ful cit­i­zens of so­ci­ety. A move taken by the Bangladesh Gar­ment Man­u­fac­tur­ers and Ex­porters As­so­ci­a­tion (BGMEA), it will en­able peo­ple with de­vel­op­men­tal dis­abil­i­ties to be so­cially and eco­nom­i­cally in­de­pen­dent and par­tic­i­pate in main­stream life with ad­e­quate learn­ing and em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties. In­ter­na­tion­ally, peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties are re­ferred to as ‘dif­fer­ently abled per­sons’ who can per­form


cer­tain jobs bet­ter than nor­mal peo­ple. In Bangladesh, the gar­ments sec­tor is the largest em­ployer with more than four mil­lion work­ers serv­ing on full and part-time.

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