Amway launches ‘Tactile Science Primer’

Mumbai, Dec 10:
Strengthening its commitment towards creating a brighter, more inclusive future for the visually impaired – Amway India, one of the country’s leading FMCG Direct Selling companies, launches the Tactile Science Primer. This initiative introduces a one-of-a-kind, comprehensive collection of Tactile Diagrams on ‘Learning Science’ with a focus on food and nutrition. The book was released as part of a joint initiative between Amway India and its NGO partner, Saksham, working together to provide opportunities for the differently abled and visually impaired individuals to learn and grow. Marking the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a webinar was organized on the Accessibility of Health Services for persons with visual impairment. The book ‘Tactile Science Primer’ was unveiled at the webinar by Dr Vinod Kumar Paul, Member of NITI Aayog who leads Health, Nutrition & HRD Vertical at NITI Aayog along with Rajat Banerji, Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Amway India, and Dipendra Manocha, Co-Founder, Saksham. A recent survey indicated that more than 80% of students in India in the age group of 16-17 years are interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) careers. Through this initiative, Amway India promotes inclusivity in the education of visually impaired children by providing them with a platform to strengthen their science aptitude in the foundation years. Speaking about the launch, Chandrabhushan Chakraborty, Sr. Vice President, Eas t&West Region, Amway India, said, “With nearly 240 million children with disabilities worldwide, one in every ten children with disabilities is experiencing deprivation across several indicators of well-being, including health, education, and protection. People with disabilities are less likely to have access to health care, education, employment, and community participation, even under normal circumstances. Keeping this in mind, we, at Amway, in partnership with Saksham, have been working on an integrated approach to building a society inclusive of people with visual impairment.

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