Help disabled children to be productive
A group of children with disabilities
Permit me to express my view on the challenges children with disabilities face in the society.
For the past few months, I have observed that children with disabilities face challenges such as stigma, neglect, negative attitudes and mobility aids.
These children, I believe can and want to be productive in the society but are sometimes denied that opportunity and are marginalised in the society
They face several socioeconomic challenges such as little or no education, lower level of employment, higher poverty rate and poorer health condition.
Children with disabilities have very limited access to educational opportunities and face widespread discrimination.
Other barriers they face include lack of accessible physical environments and transportation and non-adapted means of communication.
I would like to draw the attention of the Government to provide assistance to such disabled persons with dreams to be productive and responsible persons in future.
Also, I would appreciate it if every individual and the various institutions can give equal opportunities to persons with disabilities to also bring out their experiences and talents as well as have a sense of belonging and not feel neglected.
Elizabeth Agyeibea Ackon