Special school faces financial challenges

Ms Elizabeth Ameworwor, the Headmistress of the Twin City Special School, on Thursday said the school could no longer offer home service to mentally retarded children and children with spinal disability.

This is because the only bus which could serve that purpose cannot be fueled due to lack of funds to effectively carry out their daily activities.

She complained that the government had not paid their subvention and feeding grants for almost eight months and appealed to the government to pay more attention to the needs of the mentally challenged in the society.

Ms. Ameworwor said the school was indeed cash strapped, making daily administration difficult.

She said mental health, unlike mental illness, was a permanent disability which needed many resources to manage adding that buying drugs, injections and other daily recurrent cost was a great trouble to the school.

Ms. Ameworwor said even basic materials like registers were difficult to come by.

Source: GNA

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.