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Symposium Held To Better Understand Disabled Persons

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In an effort to provide an arena for differently able children to voice concerns, the Guyana council of organizations for persons with disability hosted a symposium today for various schools across Georgetown.
The Symposium was divided into three categories and presentations were done on topics focused on pinpointing some of the issues disabled persons face and how to improve their lives.
According to the chairman of the council, this is the third activity of this nature.

One of the students present at the symposium, Elson Low, said that he believes a lot could be gained from this activity, since it is aimed at providing an opportunity for disabled persons to be understood.

This symposium is just one of the many activities to mark national disability week 2010.
The theme of this year’s activities is: Keeping the Promise: Include Persons with Disabilities in the Millennium Development Goals.

Recently, the disabled people’s network held a general assembly allowing disabled persons from across Guyana to meet and voice their concerns to the network. At this meeting it was promised by the minister of human services and social security that disabled people will see improvements in areas such as transportation among others.

According to the organization, the activities being held for disability week is their way of assisting the government to reach the millennium development goals.

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