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Published on January 10, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version


By Abdulmajeed K. Nunez

Stella Maris already has a physiotherapist
There is also a need for an occupational therapist
To teach children to fix wheel chairs, make corner seats and fittings.
To make balance boards and all these disability aids
We had them once in the ole days. Anyways!

There is no speech therapist in the ministry
And one is desperately needed in country
With Creole being our first language
Would a foreign speech therapist be at a disadvantage?
Weh happen to the Creole Council
What are they doing to make this possible?
I guess what’s important is that they have the title of representing the people

Specialists are expensive
But the ministry must take the initiative
They should be training some native
If indeed they are thinking progressive
National development requires this investment
Grenada and Mexico have lots to show
With their disability population on the grow
They are the future of tomorrow

They've catered for their differently-abled
Creating job for them in the productive sector
Harnessing their talents in specific areas
Producing items for the tourism industry
Ensuring they can sustain themselves economically
Realizing all specially-abled persons won’t do well academically
Depending on the severity of their disability

They have creative minds too
And must not be left behind
They want to contribute in kind
Their passion is mine
Belize, lets break our confines!
We are lagging behind!
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