The First Lady of Pakistan, Mrs. Samina Alvi, was warmly welcomed by our students and staff on her recent visit to the Deaf Reach Sukkur Campus. While touring the facility, she interacted with the students in basic sign language to find out about their experiences in the classroom. Her visit of the campus included a tour of both the academic and vocational training facilities.

The First Lady has been a strong advocate for the fundamental rights of persons with disabilities and has reiterated that Pakistan is committed to greater inclusivity for all people with disabilities. Her visit to the Deaf Reach Sukkur Campus was a follow-up to her participation in the webinar hosted by Deaf Reach on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in December 2020.

The First Lady’s goal is to foster awareness and highlight the work being done to facilitate inclusivity across all spheres in Pakistan – in education, digital literacy, healthcare, in the workplace, access to government services, not only physically but digitally as well.

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