Organizations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) have accused government for failing to put in place deliberate measures that would help children with disabilities in schools and in other public spaces to address the effects of Covid-19 that has hit hard Malawi in particular and the whole world.
Speaking during the Focus Group Discussion that took place in Blantyre, representatives from all FEDOMA’s affiliated organizations, made it clear that persons with disabilities have been sidelined in all avenues that government has been initiating to address the effects of Covid-19.
The focus Group Discussion was conducted by Jenifer Ngwira, Special Needs Director at Catholic University and the aim was to collect data on the effects of Covid-19 towards children with disabilities in Malawi.
The exercise was made possible through the partnership between FEDOMA and the Deaf Zimbabwe Trust which operates in three countries of Zimbabwe, Malawi and Zambia. Deaf Zimbabwe Trust is also in partnership with the Civil Society Education Coalition.