#nikbruflimkien Campaign at the Sannat Special Unit, Gozo
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Parliamentary Secretary for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Active Ageing Justyne Caruana, attended a #nikbruflimkien campaign activity at the Sannat Primary and Special Unit, Gozo.
Present for this activity – which is an educational campaign in favour of persons with disability – were the Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities Oliver Scicluna, together with representatives of KDPD Gozo, and the Sannat Head of School Pauline Grech.
Dr Caruana said that the aim of the campaign is that all children in Gozitan schools are exposed to the reality of disability, not only to educate them, but to create more respect and promote the value of the potential of every person and their abilities.
The Parliamentary Secretary said that following the opening of the Gozo KNPD help desk, it gave rise to greater accessibility for people with disabilities and their families to benefit from the services offered by the Commission.
Now this new initiative brings together the concept of inclusion among the very young generation in our society, Dr Caruana said.
In her message to the children and adults present, Dr Caruana said that the concept of inclusion must be pursued and disseminated from early childhood and continue to strengthen through their lives.. She also said that the inclusion model used in the Sannat school is a truly effective one.
Parliamentary Secretary Caruana concluded by inviting other schools follow in the steps of the Sannat Special Unit and encouraged the children present to continue to promote this concept.
Dr Caruana thanked the school management as well as Gozo College for their commitment in the field of disability as well as the initiative taken by the KDPD Gozo, led by Frank Buhagiar and Mary Rose Attard, who created and organised the activity.
In a short speech for the occasion, the Commissioner for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Oliver Scicluna, said the KDPD, through such activities, can reach more members of society to promote inclusion awareness in children.
In turn, Mary Rose Attard said that these sessions will introduce the concept of hands-on, so that the children can see and touch with the same different disabilities, both physical, intellectual and sensory.