We’re delighted that our appeal, highlighting how disability should never be a barrier to education, has now been broadcast on BBC Radio 4! If you missed it, you can catch up now and listen on the BBC website.
“Parents often hide away children with disabilities for fear of being different”, our presenter freelance journalist and former BBC correspondent Mark Doyle says in the broadcast.
But it’s your support that changes this. From a dedicated school for deaf children to keeping street children in Kenya with learning disabilities in education, we’re working to ensure that disability isn’t a barrier to leaning.
Our appeal means more children like Maurice can get the education they deserve
Maurice was born deaf and in his rural Rwandan community faced harassment and abuse. When he tried to attend a state school, the teachers didn’t accept him. Our specialist deaf school in the region gave him the opportunity to learn and have the childhood he deserves!
His father told us, “When I found out our son was deaf I didn’t think he could get an education, and we feared the worst. I am so happy knowing he now gets this support!”
Click here to support our appeal for inclusice education.
Head over to the BBC website and listen to the appeal now! You’ll also be able to make a donation directly to this appeal while you’re there. With all the proceeds going to fund our inclusive education work, your support will mean we are able to help even more children like Maurice.
Georgina, our Director of Programme Development said: “In low income countries, around half of all children are out of school for different reasons including because they have a disability. Just one way we’re tackling this is through our Learning Support Assistant scheme, where classrooms assistants, just like those in the UK, are trained to provide one-to-one support to children with disabilities. This means that more and more children with disabilities can attend mainstream schools.
After the scheme’s success in Rwanda putting hundreds of disabled children back into education, with your support we rolled it out to Kenya and DRC!”