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NGO criticises new curriculum for ignoring children with cerebral palsy.

An NGO in Machakos has criticised the new 2-6-3-3-3 curriculum saying it does not cater for children living with cerebral palsy.

Doors of Hope NGO programs director Jacqueline Shibalira asked the ministry of education to create classes for such children in all public schools.

"Why keep training special teachers while there are no schools for them to teach once they graduate?"

"In each of the public schools, there should be classes or centres for children with cerebral palsy," Shibalira said.

She spoke during a training of parents at the organisation's offices in Athi River, Machakos county at the weekend.

"There is a lot of myths, misconceptions and stigma on cerebral palsy, especially among most parents and caregivers."

Shibalira further condemned parents who lock up their children living with disabilities saying this makes them miss out on support initiatives.

She urged the national and county governments to allocate funds for support children living with disability.

Doors of Hope has established a cerebral palsy centre for children in Nairobi, Machakos, and Kajiado counties.

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