Speaking at yesterday’s one-day consultation workshop organised by Coalition for education Solomon Islands, Savina Nongebatu said that PWDSI needs special attention from the government.
She said despite the government being signatory to various United Nations conventions, they are yet to see its commitment to those conventions.
Ms Nongebatu said education is both a human right and an indispensable means of realising other human rights.
She therefore said that as an empowerment right, marginalised adults and children must be treated and seen equal in terms of their right for quality education.
She said education is the primary vehicle by which economically and socially marginalised group within the community can realise their potential and are given equal opportunities in life to participate in social and economic development of this country.
Meanwhile, Ms Nongebatu said the way forward for PWDSI is active participation and collaboration of all stakeholders and the government to develop inclusive and practical ways to help people with special needs.
By Daniel Namosuia
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