The Household in Distress (HID) in Mbala district has handed over braille and large print materials to children with visual impairments at Mbulu Primary School in the area.

The materials were produced at a cost of K46, 180.00 with funding from the European Union (EU).

HID Programme Director, Mattias Kunda disclosed this in a speech read on his behalf by acting Programme Director, Richard Mubanga at a handover ceremony of the materials held at the school today.

Mr Kunda said the project is an inclusion for all which aims to promote economic and social rights of people with disabilities in Mbala district.

He said the project also aims to enhance accessibility and participation of people with disabilities in different activities conducted in the communities.

Speaking at the same occasion, District Education Board Secretary Kebby Chizyuka , in a speech read for by the District Education Standards Officer, Benson Kapole said that there has been an outcry for books and other literature materials by braille schools for a long time.

Ms Chizyuka said government and its partners will continue working hard to promote inclusion for people with disabilities by enhancing accessibility to various educational and health services both in public and private sectors.

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