NYS to launch disability sensitisation campaign
The National Youth Service (NYS) has announced plans to launch a national public education campaign early next year aimed at increasing awareness about persons with disabilities and to improve service to that group.
Chairperson of the NYS, Maureen Webber, says the campaign is necessary to address the challenges faced by members of the disabled community, particularly young people.
Members of the disabled community have long complained of being ridiculed and excluded and that in most cases other people are insensitive to their plight.
Webber says the public education campaign will be done in partnership with the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts and will seek to foster integration between the disabled community and non-disabled persons.
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