University of Malawi’s Chancellor College (Chanco) has challenged Thyolo communities to empower persons with disabilities with various skills if the country is to achieve sustainable economic growth.
Chanco Faculty of Law Legal Clinic disability rights coordinator Enoch Chilemba said this on Monday at Thyolo Boma during disability rights advocacy, outreach and clinical legal services meeting under Chanco’s 2017/19 work plan.
The plan seeks to conduct disability rights mobile clinics, awareness campaigns in communities, advancing experimental learning of disability by students as well as conducting field visits.
Chilemba said the objective of the clinic is to allow communities who have legal issues to seek and obtain free legal services, including legal advice.
“However, we urge communities to empower persons with disabilities economically, socially and academically for them to be productive,” he said.
Godfrey Phunyanya, a Chanco second year education student who has albinism, called on the communities to enrol children with disabilities in schools as they have the potential to excel if well educated. n