Caricom impulsa la educación de niños y jóvenes con discapacidades de cara a la inclusión

Special Education Needs Centre to benefit all of CARICOM

The Cuban Ambassador, members of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and government officials on Friday visited the construction site of a ‘special needs’ facility for persons with disabilities located within the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) compound.

The Regional Centre for Stimulating the Development of Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs Associated with Disabilities aims to train persons to manager persons with disabilities. The training that will be provided includes evaluation and diagnosis, language therapy, occupational therapy, psychological treatment, prevention, rehabilitation and social integration services with a psycho pedagogical and socially inclusive approach.

Cuban Ambassador to Guyana Julio César González Marchante told the media he was pleased with the progress of the building. The Centre is part of deepening relations between the CARICOM region and the government of Cuba.

“We will continue developing that; this is one of the proof, it is something that we can share and we will continue collaborating with CARICOM through our relations,” Ambassador Marchante said.