Special Thanks to IASE by our Latest Member

Sherwin Fraser, a recent Marg Scholarship Awardee has been invited to serve as a panelist on three live television series here in Georgetown, by ChildLink Guyana INC,  This is a Rights Based Children Organization that discusses issues facing children including those with special needs. This forum has enabled many Guyanese to better understand the challenges faced by children with disabilities and many persons are more enlightened now.

In addition he is now the Deputy Principal (ag) at President's College and an Associate Member of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities (IARLD). His nomination to IARLD was successfully accepted by the Executive Board in October 2017. In 2018, he  looking forward to pursue a PhD in Special Education.

"My desire is to continue to work to help children with special education needs and to promote the work of IASE. Indeed, I would like more members from Guyana to join IASE and have been able to meet with a group of teachers recently to sensitize them about IASE and its work. To accelerate this goal, I have decided that I will make a personal commitment by sponsoring at least two teachers to become members and this will be done in January 2018. I believe this initiative is necessary and will assist in greater spread of information about IASE. This is also necessary since one of my goal is to see Guyana being a Volunteer site for IASE. I am happy that I attended the conference and I am also happy that I am part of the IASE membership. Since my return, I have been able to share many stories about the conference and IASE with students, parents and other persons working with children. However, one of our major challenges in Guyana is timely implementation of policies that will benefit children with special needs. Nevertheless, as we approach 2018, I am optimistic that there will be greater acceptance of the issues facing children with special needs and the willingness on the part of policymakers to address them in a timely manner."