Any society is good as how well we look after those people in the margins of our society that include people living with disabilities.
This was highlighted by Acting Prime Minister and Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed‑Khaiyum at the official opening of new classrooms at the Frank Hilton Early Intervention Centre.
Sayed-Khaiyum says the interest taken in early intervention is very pivotal to ensuring that children living with disabilities are given a sense of respect and dignity adding that this will also include them into main stream society without neglecting them.
It was also a historic moment for one year eight month old Jedidah Inia who was one of the first children to receive a specialized wheelchair to assist in his posture and mobility.
His father, Vilsoni Inia says Jedidiah was six months when he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy a disorder of movement, muscle tone and posture that is caused by damage to the developing brain.
Meanwhile a total of 67 mobility devices were donated by the Fulton Hogan Organisation and has also gone towards the launch of the Pediatric Mobility Service.
This will meet the needs of early intervention for children living with disabilities and benefit the Early Intervention Centre that currently has a roll of 50 children.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.