Disability is not inability: Acting PNG High Commissioner

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By Alice Nantara

Students at the Special Development Centre.

SOLOMON Islands Special Development Centre received a donation yesterday from the Papua New Guinea acting High Commissioner.

PNG acting High Commissioner Mr Tommy Argau handed over $5,000 to SISDC School Principal Mr Jiope Iputu at SISDC compound located at Rifle Range.

This fund was raised during the recent PNG Independence celebrations last week, intended as a donation to any organisation that really needs assistance and in this case Mr Argau choose to assist SI Special Development Centre.

In a short speech presented by Mr Argau yesterday he stated that “disability is not an option. People with special disability should not be ignored but included in society because they too deserve to be happy and enjoy life.

PNG acting High Commissioner handing over the donation to SISDC school Principal.

“With all the right help, disability will never be associated with inability.”

SISDC School Principal Mr Iputu said that his admin appreciates the help they received and assured everyone present that the money will be put to good use.

Currently there are 100 students enrolled at SISDC with different special needs and only 13 teachers to assist and try their best to provide quality education.

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