Persons with disabilities praise Catholic church

Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities (ZAPD) Director-General Charles Mwape has commended the Catholic Church for complementing Government in the education sector.

Dr. Mwape said the church had demonstrated to be a true partner of Government in addressing challenges faced by learning institutions in the country.

ZANIS reports that he said this in Choma district today when he toured St. Mulumba School for Special Education to familiarise himself with the operations of the institution. The School is run by the Catholic Church and it was founded in 1985 by a Catholic nun, Sister Philippa O’Sullivan.

He implored other churches to emulate the Catholic Church in uplifting the welfare of the vulnerable people in society.

St. Mulumba School for Special Education caters for the physically handicapped and visually impaired school going children.

And St. Mulumba School for Special Education Head-Teacher Chrispin Sikate called for assistance from ZAPD as well as other donors.

Mr. Sikate disclosed that the school has a total enrolment of 210 pupils and that looking after them was not an easy task.


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