CWDs get farm-tour

  • July 17, 2017
  • Leonard T. Pineda I
ILOILO CITY, July 17 (PIA6) ---  Children with special needs will get a treat from the Department of Tourism (DOT)-6 as the agency is set to take them on a ‘farm tour’ this week.
 
DOT-6 Regional Director Helen Catalbas said that the special farm tour for children with disabilities (CWDs) is slated to be conducted on July 21, 2017 in relation with the celebration of the 39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week.
 
“Tourism is for everyone and that includes persons and children with disabilities,” she said.
 
She said the agency will introduce these children to the latest tourism product of Western Visayas, which is farm tourism, and to immerse them to outdoor activities.
 
She said this tour aims to provide an environment for support and enhancing children’s play and development.
 
“DOT-6 is certain this small act of kindness will go a long way not only for these children but also for the tourism industry,” she said.
 
She added that this endeavor will encourage tourism establishments to make their facilities and amenities more PWD/CWD friendly.
 
The farm tour activity is in in coordination with SPED-Integrated School for Exceptional Children. (JCM/LTP/PIA-Iloilo)

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