Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities
The Global IT Challenge for Youth with Disabilities, 2018 was inaugurated in Delhi today by India’s Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Krishan Pal Gurjar.
The three-day event is being organized by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in association with Rehabilitation International Korea and their associated partner LG Electronics from 9th to 11th November, 2018.
The objective of the event is to leverage IT skills among youth with disabilities and also to spread awareness about the application of technology in enhancing the quality of life of persons with disabilities especially in Asia-Pacific region.
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This year, around 100 youth with disabilities (visual disability, hearing disability, locomotor disability and intellectual disability / developmental disorder) from 18 countries namely, India, Indonesia, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mongolia, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Korea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, UK, and UAE are participating in this event.
India has nominated 12 youth with disabilities to participate in the event. These youth with disabilities have been selected on the basis of the National IT Challenge conducted by the Ministry through NIT Kurukshetra in June, 2018.
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