‘Make the right intervention at the right time’

Acting Prime Minister, Attorney General and Minister for Education Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum is pictured with students, teachers and parents during the Pediatric Mobility Service launch and the opening of new classrooms at the Frank Hilton Early Intervention Centre in Suva on Friday, May 11, 2018. Picture: JONACANI LALAKOBAU

STUDENTS of Frank Hilton Early Intervention Centre has a $120,000 multi-disciplinary unit which will be used as classrooms. The new classroom blocks were officially opened by the Acting Prime Minister and Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum yesterday.

In opening the classroom blocks, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said every Fijian needed to work together in ensuring Fijians who were living with disabilities were respected and given the chance to live their lives in comfort.

“Our interest in early intervention is very pivotal to ensuring that we not only give people that sense of respect and dignity, but also make them members of our mainstream society without neglecting them,” he said.

“There are many issues, many problems and many challenges that individual human beings face that if we are able to make the right intervention at the right time, we will then be able to give them that level of self-worth, dignity and also make them proactive members of our society.”

The celebration yesterday also featured the presentation of mobility devices which included wheelchairs with or without modifications, walking devices, lower limb prosthetics and orthotic devices.

“Government is keen that this intervention is actually reaching out to other parts of the country,” he said “We need to work together.”

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