Stigma rife among children with disabilities

Online Desk |  8 months ago | local

Communities have been urged to assist in identifying children with disabilities, who are hidden or kept away from the public, so they can get the necessary support.

Director of Disability Affairs in the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare, Dr Christine Peta said communities have a role to play in fighting stigma against the children and ensuring they get equal opportunities with their peers.

The call comes as Government is implementing several initiatives aimed at improving the livelihoods of persons with disabilities inline with the National Disability Policy.