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The Education Ministry on Tuesday hosted a sod turning ceremony for the Aquatic Therapy Pool at the Cyril Potter’s College of Education’s Turkeyen Campus. The pool will be constructed at the Regional Special Education Needs/Disability Diagnostic and Treatment Centre.
The pool is expected to benefit some 200 persons. Learners with sensory coordination and muscle strength issues will be provided with social interaction opportunities to enhance and improve balance and posture for blind and visually impaired persons.
According to the government, “the beneficiaries of this initiative include persons from the Unit for the Blind and Visually Impaired, David Rose special school, Beterverwagting/Quamina Special Unit, Diamond and No. 8 Village special needs schools, and all of the learners who access the services at CPCE for early stimulation.”
Assistant Chief Education Officer with responsibility for Special Education Needs (SEN), Keon Cheong stated that aquatic therapy will enhance and reshape Guyana as it seeks to improve the quality of life for persons living with special needs and disabilities, particularly school-aged learners.
The project is being financed by Trinidadian proprietor of Caribbean Educational Publishers, Teddy Mohammed.