Centre d'Education Speciale (CES) or Centre for Special Education is the only free School for Children With Disabilities in Haiti.
The Centre d'Education Speciale (CES) is a special centre for the education and personal development of children suffering from various disabilities. The centre is situated in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti and is the only free school which focuses on the education of the disabled children. Their main aim is to contribute to the social integration of more than 15000 children with special needs, belonging to a disadvantaged social stratum every year. According to statistical reports, a large fraction of the students with disabilities are unable to afford even basic education in the country because of the high expenses of education. In such a scenario, the CES in a noble as well as novel initiative and it has drawn the attention of filmmaker Lena Jackson, who endeavors to make a film about the centre and its works.
Here is a picture of the Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe as he is helping a young man with his wheelchair. On this occasion, the Prime Minister distributed several equipment to the disabled
On November 25, 2014, while visiting Haitian Leon Gerard Rehabilitation Institute, the Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has reiterated his government's unwavering support for the disabled and the people with less mobility, who have so far remained overlooked from most of the government enhancement programs. He has also said that his government has special attention to the disabled, and the government wants to protect their rights in every sphere of the society. Haitian Leon Gerard Rehabilitation Institute is a referral hospital in Bon-Repos. The Prime Minister appreciated the efforts of its trained staff on taking care of the disabled. He also appreciated the contribution of Brazil and Cuba to the institute and distributed equipment to the people with special needs.
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Haiti's New Sound Library Gift to Visually Impaired
Visually impaired youth are underserved in Haiti, marginalized by their disability. The Haitian Blind Aid Society (AAHS) and another foundation have created a sound library for them.
An inventory of works has been audiotaped, read aloud by youth volunteers. AAHS submitted a proposal to build a studio to expand their inventory, and won an education grant from World Innovation Summit on Education.
AAHS supports education, tutoring, and Braille training programs, improving the lives of 4,000 blind young people.
Signalling an outlook of hope after the devastation caused by the 2010 earthquake, perhaps no group has come further than the soccer team, Zaryen, made up of all-amputee players, a first for Haiti. Showing signs of their success, the team scheduled their first ever tour to the United States, where they will visit New York and Washington D.C., hosting clinics and having matches, demonstrating their skill, perseverance and innovative use of prosthetics.