Parents urged to take disabled children to school

Gender and Youth Affairs Principal Secretary (PS) Mwanamaka Mabruk has urged parents with children with disability to ensure they are taken to school.

She said persons with disability were part and parcel of the larger community and ought to be allowed to access learning like other young learners.

Parents should stop hiding the children with disabilities and denying them access to education and from interacting with other children, she said.

Ms. Mwanamaka urged parents to ensure the children lived a normal life.

She spoke on Saturday during a sensitization workshop for persons with disability held at Frere Town Hall in Nyali Constituency, Mombasa County.

The PS said the government had come up with a special market where people with disability will be able to sell their handicraft and other products.

Mwanamaka urged them to make use of the Uwezo Fund to economically empower them assuring that the government was determined to assist them.

She asked them not to shy away from assessing the Fund so that they could also enjoy the fruits of the country’s economic empowerment initiatives.

Let us embrace the 30 per cent tender allocation set aside at the government intuitions, she pointed out.

The PS assured them that the government has put in place infrastructure to help persons with disability fend for themselves instead of depending on others.

Mwanamaka further assured them that the government is determined to economically empower them, refuting claims they had been discriminated and neglected all along.

She said the Uwezo Fund is part of the initiatives in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s regime to economically empower Kenyans including persons with disabilities.

Let persons with disabilities make use of the initiative and form 10 person groups so that they can seek assistance and access funding, she said.

Source: Kenya News Agency