There are just a few days left of 2019, but our year isn’t over yet! On 29th December, we’ll be broadcasting an appeal on BBC Radio 4 to highlight our work ensuring that children with disabilities are able to get the education they deserve.
Earlier this year, freelance journalist and former BBC correspondent Mark Doyle visited our work with children with disabilities in Rwanda. Mark saw first-hand the impact your support is already having, funding and training Learning Support Assistants to provide specialist one-to-one support to children with disabilities so they can attend mainstream schools.
No child should spend Christmas hidden away because of their disability. Written and read by Mark, our appeal will highlight the importance of ensuring that every child has access to the education they deserve to get the best start in life.
Listen to Mark tell us why he wanted to do the appeal:
We believe that disability should never be a barrier to education and your support means we can take action. From supporting deaf children in Rwanda with a specialist school to enabling street children with learning disabilities in Kenya to attend and remain in education, we work to include children across East Africa.
Since 2014, we have trained 4,234 teachers, learning support assistants and peer educators to enhance the inclusion of the most marginalised children in education. By supporting our appeal you can help us do even more to ensure that every child can get the education they deserve!
You can listen on BBC Radio 4 (that’s on 92-95 FM, or online at bbc.co.uk/Radio4) at 07:54 and 21:25 on Sunday 29th December.
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