Parents neglect children with disabilities

FRANCISTOWN: Children living with disabilities are still being stigmatised and neglected, even by their parents.

The school head of Francistown Centre of Deaf Education (FCDE) Chandabona Chida told Mmegi that some parents neglect their children because they are disabled.  She said that some parents abandon their children who have hearing impairments at the school and never bother to check on them or their school performance.

“Those parents are ashamed of their children because they have a disability therefore they abandon them here and they think they are the responsibility of the school and the council,” she said.

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