Teachers learn roles in rights of disabled

Education, Normal

The National, Monday July 15th, 2013

 TEACHERS from five schools in Madang have learnt their roles and responsibilities in the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 

A workshop was held last week to train teachers in carrying out awareness in their schools. 

The workshop was facilitated by the National Disability Resource and Advocacy Centre with the support of Papua New Guinea Assembly of Disabled Persons and the Department of Community Development, Youth and Religion. 

Participant and teacher from Lutheran Day Primary School, Pauline Ronald said the workshop shed light on her roles and responsibilities as a teacher and caretaker of students with disabilities in schools. 

Another participant from Good Shephard Lutheran High School, Jim Adelino Kaboanga, said although there was an inclusive education policy in the country, he was unaware of a curriculum that would enable teachers to be inclusive in their teaching strategies.

A facilitator from PNGADP, Ross Tito, said turning students with disabilities away from schools was discriminatory.