School for children with special needs opens
The Harold B. Davis Special School for the Differently Abled was opened today, promising a more comfortable environment for students. Previously, the school was housed in the upper flat of the Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre, but the dilapidated wooden ramp and the stairs proved to be a problem for the differently abled students. The Centre has offered classes for children with special needs for many years now, according to Principal Anand Mangru.
That single classroom has now expanded to three classrooms, each with its own teacher. The Minister of Education Priya Manickchand attended the opening of the school.
President Donald Ramotar spoke briefly at the event and underscored the government’s support for those with special needs.
To mark the opening of their classrooms, some students treated the audience to a cultural item. 65 students are currently enrolled at the Ptolemy Reid Rehabilitation Centre.