A Partnership: Pakistan and Japan "Accessible Living Environment for All"

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From The Nation:

Pakistan's first Independent Living Centre (making disabled persons' access to campuses unhindered) is to be set up at the Lahore College for Women University. Japan's Milestone and Mainstream Association International will provide assistance and guidance for the centre, University VC Prof. Dr. Sabiha Mansoor told a seminar held at the campus on Thursday.
"The centre will be the first in the country's public sector universities. The LCWU will sign an MoU with the Japanese association and the institutions will work together for designing the LCWU's campus on the principle of the Universal Design for Barrier-Free Architecture. (All academic and administrative buildings of the University will be set up on that design.) 
"The centre will also provide technical assistance to other universities and educational institutions across Pakistan regarding designing their barrier-free campus," she said while appreciating the role of the Environmental Science Department of the University for initiating environmental awareness activities and research projects.
The seminar on "Accessible Living Environment for All" was hosted by Environmental Science Department. A delegation of Mainstream Association International including Mr. Matsushima, Mr. Kirian, Mr. Sato and Mr. Shunji Kadaota addressed the seminar. The Japanese partner institutions include Tokyo Institute of Technology, Aichi Gakuin University, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology and International Center for Literacy and Culture in Tokyo. 


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