The national level Kenya Special Schools games have earnestly kicked off in Kangaru School in Embu County.
The games have brought together students from different parts of the country in six regions that will take party in the games.
While speaking during the opening of the games Kenya Institute of Special Education Director Norman Kiogora said the games are an eye opener to talented students with special needs and that is how their talents will be located.
He said due to the implementation of Competency Based Curriculum many special needs students who are talented will be natured to better their lives through sports.
Kiogora further urged parents not to hide children with special needs’ so that they can benefit from the plans that that government has put in place to better their lives.
Embu deputy governor Kinyua Mugo who represented Governor Cecily Mbarire lauded the organizers of the event saying it was good for the health of the children.
He as well affirmed the need not to shy away from exposing children with special needs saying parents who engage in such practices place a stumbling block on the progression of the children.
Kinyua also urged the government to consider increasing salary for the teachers in special schools since they have a big task tackling the issues of the students.
Fredrick Kaga said the capitation has been a biggest problem to organizing the sports saying there is need to have many sponsors coming on board to make special schools games success.
Susan Masila an officer working with Special Olympics Kenya who sponsored the sports said they will continue sponsoring the sports calling on other sponsors to follow suit.
By Brian Kaleti
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