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Dumaguete City reels off PWD week celebration

DUMAGUETE — Some 100 participants joined Monday afternoon's opening of the week-long celebration of Persons With Disability (PWD) Week in this capital of Negros Oriental.
The celebration of the 39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week from July 17-23 is being conducted through the support of the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO).
A motorcade, followed by a mass and an opening program marked the start of the PWD Week celebration with several activities lined up as highlights, said Jacqueline Flores, CSWDO information officer.
CSWDO chief Carola Alquero welcomed the participants and discussed the laws that provide for the welfare and protection of the PWDs during the opening program at a shopping mall in this city.
She also mentioned the benefits, rights and privileges accorded to the special sector.
In observance of the celebration, the Federation of Dumaguete City Handicapped Association (FEDUCHA) has lined up activities to stimulate public awareness on issues and problems related to disability.
Some of the activities include sports with Special Education (SPED), skills training for women PWDs and parents, jail visitation at the male district of the Dumaguete City Rehabilitation Center, tree planting, annual convention and "Tayada sa Plaza" program, showcasing the various talents and other artistic presentations of PWDs.
Joining the opening day activities were students from Silliman University, Foundation University, Negros Oriental State University, St. Paul University-Dumaguete, Colegio de Sta. Catalina de Alejandria, all 30 barangays of the city, school nurses of the Department of Education (DepEd) and city officials, among others.
This year's theme is "Karapatan at Pribilehiyo ng may Kapansanan: Isakatuparan at Ipaglaban." (PNA)
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Last Modified: 2017-Sep-19 23.31.24 UTC+0800