Don't confine disabled children, First Lady urges parents

Tuesday 8th October, 2013 on The Daily Nation

First Lady Margaret Kenyatta With Mr James Ng'ang'a (left) Of Uchumi And Fr. Alejandro Ruiz Yanez, Director At The Thika Orione Community Project At State House, Nairobi. PHOTO PPS First Lady Margaret Kenyatta with Mr James Ng'ang'a (left) of Uchumi and Fr. Alejandro Ruiz Yanez, Director at the Thika Orione Community Project at State House, Nairobi. First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has appealed to parents to shun the culture of hiding children with special needs.

The First Lady on Tuesday asked parents to instead take them to institutions that will be equip them with skills and knowledge to be self-dependent. “Do not confine children with disabilities behind closed doors.

They have a right to knowledge and skills like other children,” she said. She commended the Catholic Church for helping children with special needs to be self-reliant by initiating life skills programmes for them.

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