Call for better library for disability centre

National

THE Morobe Special Education Centre at Eriku needs a proper library to provide books for people living with disabilities, says  support person Andrea Niblett.
“The need for books to help disabled students is genuine and must be given priority to make sure this group of people are given the same opportunities as others,” she said.
Niblett has been helping the centre with books and hopes to
give more before leaving for Australia.
“Many students with speech and hearing impediments are very good at reading despite their disabilities,” she said.
Constant flow of books to the centre is needed despite people using e-library which will only benefit the able people and not the disabled ones.
She also pointed out that there was a need for a sign language course for parents and others.
Niblett called on the Buk Bilong Pikinini to help the centre to make learning for disabled people  meaningful and comfortable.
Meanwhile, Highlands regional coordinator for Callan Services PNG James Knox said they were working on a documentary on disabled people to highlight issues affecting them in terms of employment, education and social factors.
He said a new PNG sign language book and a grammar book would be launched next year.

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