‘Special gift from God’

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Vude Queen Laisa Vulakoro enjoys a moment with Atasa Koroi during the World Autism Day celebrations at Suva Special School yesterday. Picture: JONA KONATACI

TEACHERS and parents of Suva Special School have been reminded that the students are a special gift from God.

Officiating at the Autism awareness celebration at the school, Pherrus Financial Services (PFS) community program officer Akisi Korodrau emphasised the importance of recognising individuals with autism as a gift from God.

Ms Korodrau said autism spectrum disorder should not be viewed as a limitation but as a unique way of experiencing the world.

She stressed the need for daily awareness and inclusivity, stressing also the need to create a compassionate society.

“By promoting inclusivity and embracing diversity, we create a more compassionate and inclusive society where individuals have the opportunity to thrive,” Ms Korodrau said, adding that the awareness should not just be a program held on a yearly basis, but something to be embraced daily.

Ms Korodrau also surprised the school by announcing PFS funding of the construction of the school’s back gate.

“We have heard your calls and we are committed to creating a safer environment for members of the school community.”

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