Parents of children with disability in Muhokya Internally Displaced Persons-IDP Camp in Kasese district want the government to deploy a special needs teacher at Muhokya Primary School.
More than 10 children with disabilities are living in the camp. Muhokya Primary is the only government school in Muhokya town council.
Rehema Aryema, the chairperson of the Muhokya IDP camp, says that Muhokya Primary School, which is within reach for the displaced persons does not have a special needs instructor and many of the children with a disability did not attend school last term.
Aryema says that the camp needs a nursery school instructor to help the many children in the camp. Aryema on school…..
Ms. Robina Kabugho, a mother of two children with disability, says that she has been reluctant to send her children for studies because there is no special needs teacher at Muhokya Primary School.
She asks the government and partners to allocate a special needs teacher for Muhokya School and put a traffic controller on the highway to enable the safe crossing of disabled children.Ms.Robina on PWDS….
Ms. Mary Nyongera, a grandmother to one child with a disability, says that children like hers have lagged behind since schools re-opened in January.
She says that because of their mobility challenges, parents are also torn between supporting them to go to school and finding food.Ms Mary adds…
Paskazia Kabugho, the headteacher of Muhokya Zonal School, says that they understand the challenges of parents in the camp and they have given their children an open window to join as they are. END.