Ms Amina Achiaa, Director of the Special Education Division of the Ghana Education Service on Tuesday expressed government’s commitment to make Inclusive education a reality in Ghana
She said: “We are working to make inclusive education a reality in Ghana; we know that children with special educational needs are equally important and we want to work to ensure a good future for them
Inclusive education is a system where all students/pupils regardless of their status or disability are welcomed in school and are supported to learn, contribute and participate in all aspect of school life.
Ms Achiaa said this when the Special Mothers Project, an advocacy and awareness creation programme on cerebral palsy issues in Ghana donated 10 boxes of sidewalk chalks to the Special Education Division
Sidewalk chalk is a typically large coloured sticks of chalks mostly used for drawing on pavement or on concrete sideways. It is also used to create fun activities for children with special needs
Ms Achiaa said children with cerebral palsy can also grow to have a bright future and they must be encouraged in schools
Ms Belinda Bukari in charge of cerebral palsy at the Special Education Division who received the chalks expressed gratitude for the gesture calling on corporate organizations to support special education in Ghana
Mrs Hannah Awadzi, Executive Director of the Special Mothers Project said her prayer is to see more children with cerebral palsy in schools especially the government schools.