The LCWU disabled students support Committee under the guidance of Dr. Sabiha Mansoor has established an Independent Living centre for the physically and visually challenged students. LCWU has embarked on the mission to make them fully functioning, productive and independent members of the society.
The purpose of establishing the independent living centre for the support of special person teaching and studying at LCWU is to secure the equal opportunities and equal rights during their life at the campus. The policy of LCWU focuses on the rights af all students to take part in development process with freedom from abuse, neglect and violations of special persons’ rights. For this purpose, LCWU adopts three prong strategies that stress on:
(Building design, transportation, architecture, landscape and physical infrastructure)
(Through human resource development, strengthening technical skills and knowledge enhancement through hands on trainings and workshops)
(Through equitable partnerships in decision making about the role and control on power sharing by those for which plans are being implemented)
The Independent Living Centre (ILC) at LCWU will play a role model in educational institutions (specially for women institutions) as a model of participatory approach for independent living, education, access to public areas and barriers to free living environment as envisioned by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Sabiha Mansoor in her address during the seminar organized by Milestone Society of the Special Persons and Environmental Science Department on 28th July, 2011 at LCWU.
Provision of Pick & Drop Service to Physically Challenged Students
In LCWU, for persons with physical disabilities, accessibility and safety are primary issues. LCWU provides pick and drop service by its independent Living Centre. Within the campus, access to building, classroom, washroom, corridors and other physical infrastructure at campus with the participation of the target community is one the major objectives of the proposed IL centre. Progress is being made with the coordination of the Engineering Cell, LCWU.
LCWU has an agreement of understanding that for all types of physical infrastructure to be developed or constructed/ reconstructed at campus, experts from Milestone Society will provide technical guidance for design and before opening to the access of students, these experts will verify whether the construction has been done as per the approved design.
The building corridors, curb cuts and ramps are being constructed as in order to provide maximum barrier free movement for the wheelchair more easily and safely.
Educational Infrastructure in Progress
1. Building Infrastructure
• Common Room
• Computer Room
• Store Room
• Class Room
• Construction of walkways and ramps for special person.
• Conversion of steps into ramps for wheelchair users
• Conversion of all buildings to accessible living environment
2. Human Resource
• Teachers Training Experts
• Independent Living Experts
• Universal Design Experts
• Training of teachers and students
White Cane Day
The event of “White Cane Day” 2016 was arranged on the 31st of October. The event comprised of skits and drama along with some speeches conducted by Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Uzma Quraishi Who also attended the entire function. She encouraged the students and teachers of the independent living center with her heartening speech. She also highly appreciated the preference of students both in academic extracurricular activities.
Ma’am Praveen Riaz who gave her views on the further development that could be done in the center. Prof Dr. M. Atiq-ur-Rahman the chairperson of the Special student support committee who informed audience with his remarkable speech the independent living Center. The university is plan to expand the Independent Living Center LCWU Lahore and KSK Campus. He told that a group of final year students of CRP department conducting research project for planning and designing of barrier free campus in KSK.
The Ex-Director Head of Students Affairs, Prof Ma’am Shireen Asad also addressed the students and encouraged the students of Independent Living Center with the motivational speech. Ma,am Bushra Nadeem Director Students Affairs , Ms Aziza and Honorable Guest speaker also address the White Cane Day. The whole event was arranged under the supervision of Ma’am Sadia Iqbal, it was a great success.
Visiting hours: Monday- Friday: 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: The Director Student Affairs office is located next to the sirajuddin Committee Room and the old V.C office.
Office Phone: 043-99203801-9, Ext.310
Prof Mrs. Shireen Asad
Director, Student Affairs
Prof Dr. M. Atiq-ur-Rahman
Chairperson, Disabled Students
Support Committee, LCWU
Mrs. Parveen Riaz
Living Centre LCWU
Miss Sadia Iqbal