martes, 28 de junio de 2011

Cuba Will Be Hosting International Forum on Deaf-Blindness

Regardless of the high cost of special education, Cuba now guarantees the training of 130 children with deaf-blindness in the country to integrate them into society.

The director of Special Education, Ministry of Education, Moraima Orozco said in a press conference that the figure is not large and may be considered insignificant in any country, if not taken into account the political will of the Cuban State.

What we do is prioritize research on the educational services needed to treat people with such disabilities, said Mrs. Orozco, convening the First International Workshop on deaf-blindness, "Defending hope" to be held in Havana on next July from 11th to 13th.

No cases in the country have been overlooked and all children are treated with the same priority.

Until now has been confirmed that some 170 experts from Angola, Argentina, Colombia, El Salvador, Spain, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and Venezuela, including 50 Cubans, will exchange their experiences during the forum on comprehensive care for deaf-blind children and adolescents to be held at the Havana-based Convention Center, according to official sources.

Although this is simple, this is another laudable result of a good education policy in our country.

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