At the heart of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona Campus, is a place that students with various disabilities call 'home' - the UWI-Mona Lions Centre for Students with Special Needs.
A recent study on primary and secondary level schools has confirmed what many already suspect, that most schools do not have the facilities to accommodate students with disabilities (SWDs) nor do most teachers have the specialist training required to relate to them.
Please see attached documents for consultation in preparation for the UWI Regional Disability Studies Conference on March 11 and 12, 2014 at the UWI Mona Visitor's Lodge.
Several Consultant Contracts were signed on March 11, 2014 with various organizations to complete skills training and certification of persons with disabilities and organizational strengthening activities, funded under the Social and Economic Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Project by the Government of Japan and the World Bank. The funding, in the amount of US$2.9 million is to facilitate training and employment of 500 persons with disabilities on the PATH programme.
The Centre for Disability Studies (CDS) and the Office of Special Student Services, UWI, Mona will host ed a public forum on Thursday, December 3, 2009 which is designated as International Day for the Disabled. The Forum which took place at the UWI, Mona Lions Club Centre for Students with Special Needs at 12: 30 pm addressed the International Convention for the Disabled and the pending National Disability Bill.
FIVE STUDENTS WITH disabilities will be awarded bursaries starting in September, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal of The UWI, Mona Campus Professor Archibald McDonald said. He was speaking at the recent Regional Disability Studies Conference staged by The UWI Centre for Disability Studies (CDS).
The bursaries each valued at $50,000 will be awarded every academic year through the CDS to students who have maintained a B average in their studies.