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Vocational Rehabilitation

Karachi Vocational Training Centre is the 1st Vocational training center with a unique Job Placement Program in Pakistan for the intellectually challenged. Over 500 intellectually challenged (IC) persons have been rehabilitated by KVTC and are engaged in paying jobs all over Karachi.

What We do?

As intellectual disabilities are not illnesses, there are no treatments per se. Instead, interventions focus on identifying abilities and limitations. The goal is to provide sufficient supports that maximize each person’s functioning. KVTC is the only centre in Sindh that offers a holistic solution to all rehabilitation needs of intellectually challenged persons and involves the 3 stages of rehabilitation:

    • Exploration
    • Understanding
    • Action

KVTC is the only SEN training centre in Sindh with a comprehensive Sports & PE Curriculum:

  • 1st Special Educational Needs (SEN) training centre in Karachi to win over 1000 Special Olympics medals.
  • 1st SEN training centre to consecutively win over 1327 medals and 7 consecutive Taekwondo championships.
  • Partnered with the British Council and UK Sports Board to develop and implement Pakistan’s 1st Inclusive Sports & Physical Education Curriculum.
  • Capacity building of over 44 SEN Institutes in Karachi.

Therapeutic Units

The common characteristics of intellectual disabilities are: difficulty in learning and processing information; problems with abstract thought; and problems with social interactions occur at varying levels unique to each individual. Intellectual impairment involves problems with mental abilities that affect day-to-day functioning in three areas:

  • Conceptual – includes problems with skill in language, reading, writing, mathematics, reasoning, memory, knowledge retention.
  • Social – refers to issues with empathy, judgment, communication, making and keeping friends, and other social functions.
  • Practical – focuses on problems with self-care, like personal hygiene, job duties, personal finance & organization.

For KVTC it’s critical that parents who suspect their child may have an intellectual impairment seek counseling and help from their qualified mental health and medical professionals. For them we create a therapeutic unit whose services are given below:

Psychodiagnostic & Counseling

Sensory Interogation

Occupational Therapy

Clinical psychologists meet with trainee to identify problems emotional, mental and behavioral in their lives. Through observation, interviews and tests, the psychologist will diagnose any existing or potential disorders. They formulate a program of treatment according to the client’s needs. Psychologists monitor the client’s progress on a regular basis to ensure that their needs are met by the course of action, and to adjust it if necessary.

Sensory Unit at KVTC is divided into two rooms. One room is specifically designed as the “Therapeutic Room” with a present day Western researched cubicle type of a setting for the population diagnosed with Sensory Integration Disorder. It is an acute or long-term care corner that is converted into quiet room spaces which are designed to be more sensory supportive and used primarily for the purposes of crisis de-escalation and/or prevention.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy Unit at KVTC is an educational and practice-oriented health profession concerned with rehabilitation. In occupational therapy, the assessment process provides the baseline for intervention and often focuses on identifying and defining an individual’s priorities and the factors that enable or limit his/her occupational performance.

Speech Therapy

Arts Therapy


Facilitates students who have difficulty in communication, eating, drinking and swallowing. It provides oral exercises for the strengthening of mouth muscles, corrects articulation problems in people with physical or mental dysfunctioning, Developmental speech and language delay, Expressive language disorder.

Arts & Therapy

Art therapy is a mental health profession that uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages.
Teaches fundamental movements, development of psychomotor skills & core muscular movements. The outcome is the enhancement of agility & balance coordination (ABC). Students have won medals in regional, national and international competitions, such as the Special Olympics. The Sports program is based on a UK certified curriculum.

Medical Assistance

The kvtc doctor is responsible for providing first aid , medical care and medical training to students and staff.She is involved in the diagnostic tests if required and thus maintaining the health card of each trainee.


The backbone of KVTC’s curriculum is based on Individualized Vocational and Educational Plans. They are considered an entitlement and basis for planning, extended by building therapeutic work and Vocational skills necessary for independent living. Individual plans through the services available in the centre are developed for each trainee. For candidates with severe challenges, our school works extensively with parents and guardians, main stream school and the corporate sector to develop and deliver courses appropriate to the needs of an individual.


Kitchen & Culinary

Personal Development

Gardening and Plantation

The basic concept of plantation is developed in the trainees of KVTC. They know how to handle plants, soil and how to grow vegetable or flowers.

Kitchen & Culinary

It teaches the students activities in the kitchen from identifying kitchen utensils to dicing, slicing to preparing snacks that are served in the KVTC cafeteria.

Maintaining personal hygiene is necessary for many reasons personal, social, health, psychological or simply as a way of life. Good hygiene helps to prevent the development and spread of infections, illnesses and bad odors. In personal development class they learn recognition of basic grooming items, hand and face washing, tooth brushing, shaving, manicure and pedicure, basic makeup, skin care & hair cutting, waxing.

Art & craft uses the creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages. It Include Abstract art painting, Spray Painting, Beads, pots, shells, and decoration, Coloring, drawing, Hand and thumb printing, Color concepts are some of the art activities methods.


Concept of carpentry is developed in the trainees. They are able to make different kinds of wooden products independently.