Montessori classroom to be constructed for persons with disabilities

Tax concession for private vehicles equipped to transport persons with disabilities

DPI, Guyana, Monday, November 26, 2018

Persons with disabilities were also included in the 2019 Budget. It was announced by Minister of Finance Winston Jordan during his presentation of the 2019 National Budget to the National Assembly that a “special Montessori classroom” will be built for such persons.

The Minister said the facility will be “designed to develop the critical thinking skills of children with mental disabilities. It will be constructed at the Regional Centre for Stimulation in the compound of the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE).

Montessori classrooms are peaceful places designed to meet the developmental needs of each child in every stage of life. In this environment, children are taught how to regulate their own social interactions.

Moreover, Minister Jordan stated the government is moving towards implementing a tax concession for private vehicles specially equipped for transporting persons living with disabilities. He also highlighted that to ensure that all Guyanese are included in the country’s move to Information Communications Technology (ICT), the government will examine the feasibility of providing a tax rebate on cellphones with accessibility features for persons with visual or hearing impairments.

Additionally, training will be provided for 140 persons with disabilities who are willing and able to contribute to the country’s workforce.

Isaiah Braithwaite.

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