Don’t isolate children with disabilities – Morris
Director of the Centre for Disability Studies at The University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona campus, Senator Floyd Morris, is encouraging parents not to isolate, exclude or discourage children with disabilities but to do everything to ensure that these children become the best that they can be.
He was addressing the recent launch of Child Month 2019, held at the GraceKennedy offices in downtown Kingston.
Child Month will be observed in May under the theme 'Encourage, Enable, Include Me', with a focus on children with disabilities.
Morris said he is excited about the future of Jamaica in the context of persons with disabilities.
"There are a number of individuals and institutions [that are] getting involved and are making sure that the message gets out that children with disabilities can be whosoever they want to be and become a success story," he said. "We have to encourage, enable and include these special children so that they will be able to accomplish their dreams."
Several activities will be undertaken in May by the National Child Month Committee (NCMC), along with several of its partners and sponsors.
Among the Child Month activities, National Children's Day will be observed on Friday, May 17, while on Wednesday, May 29, a day of prayer will be held at the Maranatha Gospel Hall. Jamaicans are being encouraged to join the NCMC in praying for the nation's children.