18.03.2005 Regional News

Communities urged to accept disabled kids

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Ho, March 18, GNA - Mr Kwame Tay, National Coordinator for Inclusive Education of Special Education on Thursday called on communities to accept disabled children in ordinary schools located in their areas.

Mr Tay was speaking at a day's seminar for 24 heads of special schools in the Volta Region at Ho on the theme: "strategising for effective service delivery for all children in special needs".

He said globally, the new trend of education of children with special needs had become necessary due to the way society tend to look mean upon them, adding that this affected their integration into the society.

"This is the only way children will not consider the disabled as evils and fear them", he said.

Mr Victor Bansah, Volta Regional Co-ordinator of Special Needs Education, asked special educators to work assiduously as potential advocates for people with activity limitation.

Mr Samuel Donkor Gyang, Regional Director of Education, also cautioned participants to be imbued with human qualities such as patience and good human approach.

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