Wednesday, 23 May 2012

The number of children with disabilities joining school increases

By: Kasese online news team The number of children with disabilities joining school has increased drastically in Kasese district an official with Kasese district Union of Persons with disabilities has revealed. Phestus Mutebi reported on Tuesday 22/05/2012 afternoon that primary schools admitting children with disabilities have shown an increase in numbers. Rukoki model, Kinyamaseke, Mpondwe and Base Camp primary schools have been earmarked to attend to children with disabilities. Mutebi who heads operations Day project with KADUPEDI commended the support of stakeholders to ensure quality of children with learning difficulties. He said that with support from the Belgian Technical Corporation (BTC) through Kasese district local government a hostel for children with disabilities was under construction at Kinyamaseke primary school. He however noted that some children were still faced with the challenge of lack of scholastic materials and school fees among others.