29 Aug 2014

Kiribati to mainstream disabled children

2:16 pm on 29 August 2014

The Kiribati ministry of education is implementing the inclusive education project that will see disabled children in primary schools.

The coordinator of Gender and Social Inclusion, Teburantaake Kaei, says the project is targetting disabled children to be taught alongside other children.

Teburantaake Kaei says children who are deaf and unable to speak will receive special education at the disability school.

The inclusive project was first piloted in 2011 in the capital, and the ministry was impressed with the result and is extending it throughout the country.

The ministry says it is aware of local people's attitudes towards disabled people but the project has encouraged it that things can change.

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Photo: RNZI Walter Zweifel