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As part of its founder’s day celebration , the proprietress of the New Horizon Special School has honored parents of children with intellectual disability for their contributions and support to the school and the children.
Salome Francios the proprietress appreciated parents who in diverse ways have put in their effort to get a better life for their children.
She encouraged parents to endure the pains and suffering in caring for such children with love and patients.
The proprietress advised parents to spend quality time with the children and also grant them access to education.
The principal of the school, Venessa Adu-Korsah, also called on the government to include children with intellectual disability in the flagship free SHS programme.
She indicated that, since the parents of such children also contribute their quota through tax to the growth of the economy, the children must also benefit from the national support programme.
The principal reechoed the need for governments support for children with disability.
“Mostly, provisions are made for the physically challenged children, but the intellectual disability children are left behind,” she stated.
“We need government to support the parents of such children by giving them funds to enable them cater for the children to lessen their burden,”she stated.
Miss Adu-Akorsah further asked government to reconsider the disability Act and engage appropriate stakeholders, such as specials schools and nongovernmental organizations to develop comprehensive plans which would include all children with disability and their parents as well.
Mrs Phyllis Kuenyehia who was the special guest of honour at the event also advised parents not to give up but with endurance, should ensure the children receive better education.
Source: Nii Aflah Sackey
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