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Special Children Need Quality Care: Chand

Special Children Need Quality Care: Chand
September 29
11:19 2017

Hem Chand says all Fijians should be committed in bridging the gaps, mending broken bits, assist in all way possible so that our children can get the highest quality standard of education and training.

The Ministry Of Education director primary made the comment in his opening remarks at the annual Westcosie Special Schools Games 2017 at the Churchill Park, Lautoka yesterday.

Chand said; “The special and inclusive education are the priorities of the Ministry of Education and the Government.”

This event will see the participaation of about 630 children from eight special schools from Tavua/Rakiraki/Ba/Lautoka/Nadi and Sigatoka.

“We are living in a new age and faced with the challenges of a rights-based society. We are expected to give children with special needs what they rightfully deserve, including education and sports,” he said.

“There is no one else but we ourselves have to join hands for the sake of our children’s future.”

Western Council for Special Educators praised the major sponsors McDonald’s Fiji and their managing director Craig McElrath for their unbroken support over the last 15 years.

McDonald’s marketing and people development manager Verenaisi Wong said, “McDonalds Fiji loves to include these children with special needs to be part of our social responsibility programme since they are always left out of the community. This is an opportunity for the children to showcase their sporting talents and at the same time mingle and socialize with children from other schools,” she said.

The event is sponsored by McDonalds in partnership with FIJI Water, McCain, Ingham’s, Rangiora Bekery, Aryzta, Turners & Growers, Tuckers Ice Cream, Jetset Suppliers, and Signzplus.

Competition starts today.

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