Joyce Nakato the assistant program officer at the Mbale hunger project a non-governmental organization has urged parents to give equal attention to all children in the family.
While speaking to hundreds of parents of the deaf at hunger project offices in Busoba sub-county head offices during deaf awareness rights workshop this week, Nakato says that most parents are ignoring deaf children in offering equal rights like education, clothing, medical, and social life among others.
She condemned the behavior saying that all children are the same and they should be granted equal rights.
Nakato also says that the purpose of this workshop follows research that they conducted as a hunger project in May this year in the sub-counties of Busoba, Nabumali Town council, Bukiende, Bungokho, and Mbale municipality discovering that 98% of deaf girl children are ignorant about their rights.
Patrick Wanzala the chairperson of the Mbale hunger project also urged the government to allocate more schools of the deaf such that such children can access education like other children.
Marry Namutosi one of the parents who attended the workshop expressed happiness saying that she has acquired more about the rights of a deaf child which she been ignorant about.
However, she urged her fellow parents to treat all children equal in the family such that deaf children can also be considered.
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