Archipelago

Special needs training
for teachers and parents
in Palembang

Mercy Relief, a non-governmental organization (NGO) from Singapore, has trained at least 70 teachers and parents from a school for the disabled in Palembang, South Sumatra.

The training has been going on since October, giving special skills to both teachers and parents on how to raise and care for students with special needs.

“We have seen significant progress during the four months of training. Now, students can write, draw and even dance,” said chief executive of Mercy Relief Hassan Ahmad in Palembang on Tuesday.

At the closing ceremony for the program, students presented dance performances, poetry readings and a play in front of teachers and parents.

Mercy Relief and South Sumatra Education Office spent about Rp 1.17 billion on the program.

This was the second training session organized by the South Sumatra Education Office for both the teachers and parents of children with special needs. (nfk)

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