By Augustine Mumbere,
Parents and teachers of mentally impaired children have asked the government to put in place policies that offer inclusive learning to children with special needs across the country.
The parents say that they lack access to sign language interpreters which denies the children the basic foundation of access to necessary needs of life.
Halima Nakanwagi, a mother of a 12-year-old girl living with hearing impairments from Buyende district says that her child was unable to access education due to a lack of schools for special needs children in the area.
Ssematimba Wasswa, another parent says that responsible government agencies should use LCI leaders to track down children living with disabilities for easy enrollment in the available inclusive schools.
Mr. Ssematimba speaking……
Rachel Bagaaga, a sign language teacher says that, due to knowledge gaps, most parents pay less attention to children living with disabilities, abandoning them to suffer silently, with limited spaces to express themselves but also says that children with hearing impairments, mostly face the challenge of poor menstrual health management.
Ms. Rachael speaking…..
She called for collaborated efforts among stakeholders aimed at protecting the rights of vulnerable children. END.