Education of disabled persons highlighted
ANDA, Luanda - Academic, technical and professional training of persons with disability as relevant for their social integration was highlighted Thursday in Luanda by the secretary for coopertion, information and advocay of the Angolan Association of Disabled Persons (ANDA), Enoque Bernardo. The official was speaking to Angop saying the association has accords with the Ministry of Education, Higher Education, Science and Technology and with the Public Administration School to train ANDA members. He said the institution has been sending members to employment centres of the Ministry of Public Administration, Employment and Social Security (Mapess). He added that once trained, the beneficiaries become in a better position to choose a profession for their sustainance. Enoque Bernardo recalled that ANDA and Mapess have created a project called “Vem Comigo”, with actions directed to the reintegration of physically disabled persons. The official said as well that the attitude of the society toward persons with disability has improved significantly. According to the source, the number of people with disability obtaining a university degree is on the rise.