Kamonyi: 415 teachers train in Special Needs Education
A total of 415 teachers in Kamonyi district on Friday 3rd, 01, 2014 completed a week’s training on the Special Needs Education with the knowledge to help students with disabilities.
This training on Special Needs Education was provided to teachers for the 3rd time by the CEFAPEK (Bernardine sisters’ center for people with disabilities).
The training of the 415 teachers all over the district was financially sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Kamonyi district. The training had a theme stating “quality education cares for every kind of a child quickly”.
Angelique Uwimbabazi the teacher trainee says she usually felt compassionated of children with disabilities but didn’t know how to take care of them but now she has all the basics through this training.
Sister Donatille Mukarubayiza the director of CEFAPEK says they decided on opening up this center for people with disabilities because they are not given much attention they deserve. “After the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis, most associations supported orphans and widows but people with disabilities were not care about. CEFAPEK was opened up in 1998 to serve that purpose.”
Marie Alice Uwera the vice mayor for social affairs in Kamonyi district said CEFAPEK is playing big role in giving education to children with disabilities as well as training teachers in this sphere.