Disability services runs awareness in school

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The National, Tuesday December 17th, 2013

 THE Chesire Disability Services carried out an awareness to promote its services at the Morata Primary School graduation last week.

Chesire Disability Services provides four basic services to the people – residential care protection, physiotherapy, community-based rehabilitation and young voice programme.

It is a member of Chesire Disability International based in the United Kingdom and works to empower disabled people in an inclusive and productive community.

Research advocacy and awareness facilitator Christine Wamala said: “Without the support of partners such as Digicel Foundation, National Capital District Commission (NCDC), National Gaming Control Board (NGCB), Christofell Blinden Mission, and AusAid, the programmes would not be possible.”

Mike John, a student at Morata Primary School, was assisted to integrate well in the school system and prepare him for mainstream schools.

Wamala said there were 10 field officers working in four selected areas – Erima Wild life, Kira-Kira village, Mahuru village and Pari village.

“They identify the people living with disabilities and we have technical people who evaluate them and put them into the right programme,” she said.