Malawi Pres Banda courts Korea congresswoman on education for people with intellectual disability

Malawi President Joyce Banda has held bilateral talks with Korean Congresswoman Na Kyung – Won who is also chairperson of the Special Olympics expressing her concerns of lack of qualified and well trained teachers for people with intellectual disability.

President Banda said she is concerned with lack of equipment in schools where people with disabilities are trained.

Congresswoman Na described the meeting with the Malawian leader as “fruitful.”

In an interview with Nyasa Times after meeting President Banda, Congresswoman Na says she is touched by the concern and dedication the Malawi Head of State has for her people.

President Banda : At work in South Korea

President Banda : At work in South Korea

She pledged to help President Banda address some of the problems people with intellectual disabilities are facing in Malawi.“I am touched with President Mrs Joyce Banda who is so concerned about children especially those with intellectual and physical disabilities. I have pledged to the Malawi leader to help her find ways of finding equipment for students in schools as they require special equipment and attention,” she said

In addition, Kyung – Won says she discussed with President Banda ways of how they can help Malawi move from aid to trade so that it should not rely on donors.

President Banda was invited  to South Korea , in a trip whose costs are beng paid by the hosts,  to attend the Global Development Summit at the 2013 Special Olympics Winter Games in PyeongChang.

The President went to South Korea after attending an African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Summit in Ethiopia.

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