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AHDMTL – MoEYS socialize the terminology of PwD to EBC Manleuana

AHDMTL – MoEYS socialize the terminology of PwD to EBC Manleuana

The AHDMTL and the MoEYS) through the Dili Municipal Education work together to socialize the words of terminology of People with Disability (PWD) to the teachers of the Escola Basica Central (EBC) Manleuana, Dili. Tatoli’s image/António Gonçalves

DILI, 07 february 2022 (TATOLI) – The Association of Vision Impairment of Timor – Leste (AHDMTL) and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) through the Dili Municipal Education work together to socialize the words of terminology of People with Disability (PWD) to the teachers of the Escola Básica Central (EBC) Manleuana, Dili.

The Director of AHDMTL, Gaspar Afonso, said that the purpose of socializing and training of the worlds of the terminology is realized because AHDMTL, work together with the Dili Municipal Education.

The purpose of this socialization is in order that the teachers can greet PwD students at school by using the world of terminology. Besides that, the teachers can also transform the other students who are not PwD   to respect PwD students at school by using the terminology.

Director of AHDMTL, Gaspar Afonso

“We wish to socialize the words of terminology of PwD to schools with the aim of greeting PwD students at school with special PwD ‘s terminology, correctly and dignity to the PwD. The correct words of terminology to greet Pwd are; Eye Difeciency, Deaf Deficiency, Physical Deficiency, Socio Deficiency or Mental Illness and Intellectual Deficiency. Because of that stop calling PwD with the words of Blind eye or, crooked eye, Deaf, crooked leg, or crooked arm, crazy, tilted or tantrum and stupid or confuse,” Gaspar Afonso told reporters in EBC Manleuana, Dili today.

Afonso explained that PwD in Timor – Leste also has the same right to access the   education without discrimination.  I Hope that each School will respect each other to greet and call PwD in schools with dignified terms on PwD.

“PwD in every school must be respected, we hope that the teachers and students who are not PwD please respect PwD students because if we do not respect them with sentiment feelings then they will be ostracized by their friends at school and they will feel ashamed, if we greeted PwD with harsh words and finally they will drop out of school because PwD at school thought there was a discrimination in school toward the PwD.

AHDMTL appealed to all people please to stop abusive words that are not appropriate to be spoken to all Pwd in across the Timor – Leste,” Afonso said.

Afonso added that the words of PwD’s terminology will be socialized   in all schools in Timor Leste to make everyone aware to respect PwD in every school and the public place in Timor – Leste.  With  respect PWD by using the words of PWD ‘s terminology, PwD students will feel comfortable in school to continue the process  of learning in schools  because PwD also have the same rights base on  the Article 16 of the constitution of the Republic of Timor – Leste, ensure that  all PwD have the same rights to conduct the activities  in Timor – Leste including education, with a philosophy that; Not Lets  PwD Stand Behind but must involve PwD in every activity  to contribute something to Timor – Leste  in accordance with the capabilities of PwD in Timor – Leste .

The Head Cabinet of the EBC Manleuana, Ezequiel Santos Marques, informed that the EBC of Manleuana has more than 2000 students and there are 3 students from PwD.

“EBC Manleuana consists of more than 2000 students and there are 3 students from PwD, therefore with this training and socialization of PwD ‘s terminology teachers will transform dignified words to students who are not PwD to greet and calls PwD ‘s students at school and in class politely,” said Marques.

At the same place the Chief Department of Dili Education Municipal, Florentina Fernandes, said that MoEYS through the Dili Municipal Education will always working together with AHDMTL to socialize and give the training of the words PwD ‘s Terminology to encourage everyone to greet and calls PwD with dignity in every school and also in public places in across the Timor – Leste.

“The training and the words of PwD ‘s Terminology is very crucial because with this outreach and training, teachers and students who are not PwD will use the words of PwD ‘s terminology to greet and calls PwD at schools and public place correctly and dignity,” she said.

Fernandes added that PwD also have the same right to access the inclusive education, therefore the words of PwD’ s terminology must be implemented in schools to ensure that, everyone can respect PwD including teachers in schools because PwD is also an important element to contribute something to Timor – Leste through all activities which is done by PwD in Timor – Leste

The socialization and training on the words of PwD ‘s terminology was attended by 15 teachers from EBC   Manleuana during four days, started from monday to thursday through two trainers from AHDMTL and facilitated by the Dili Municipal Education.

However, The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

The SDGs 10 goal presented the reduction inequalities with the targets goal:

  1.  By 2030, progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average
  2. By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status
  3. Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard
  4. Adopt policies, especially fiscal, wage and social protection policies, and progressively achieve greater equality
  5. Improve the regulation and monitoring of global financial markets and institutions and strengthen the implementation of such regulations
  6. Ensure enhanced representation and voice for developing countries in decision-making in global international economic and financial institutions in order to deliver more effective, credible, accountable and legitimate institutions
  7. Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies
  8. Implement the principle of special and differential treatment for developing countries, in particular least developed countries, in accordance with World Trade Organization agreements
  9. Encourage official development assistance and financial flows, including foreign direct investment, to States where the need is greatest, in particular least developed countries, African countries, small island developing States and landlocked developing countries, in accordance with their national plans and programmes
  10. By 2030, reduce to less than 3% the transaction costs of migrant remittances and eliminate remittance corridors with costs higher than 5%

Journalist: Camilio de Sousa

Editor: Rafy Belo

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