Every single child has the right to a quality education. Sadly, for all too many children living with a disability, lack of access to simple aids such as glasses or a wheelchair has halted their learning journey. Link has provided a helping hand to hundreds of young people in Malawi through our UKaid-funded girls’ education project. Here’s just a snapshot of some of the amazing young people who now have a lifeline to learning.
Liveness received glasses to improve her sight and open up her learning horizons. “I am able to see clearly”
Now with support from a walking frame, special desk and chair, and a toilet box, Rose can more easily make it to lessons and be supported in her learning. “Thanks to TEAM Girl Malawi project!”
Langson is now pleased to say, “I am ready for school” after receiving a special desk and chair as well as a toilet box.
Madalitso is smiling because her new wheelchair will help her to access learning
Some children are being supported to attend school for the very first time. Gertrude was born with a disability that means she can’t walk or stand on her own. She was raised by her Aunt after her mother felt unable to care for her, and has been lying down her whole life. Now, with the help of a prone board, she is getting her very first chance at learning. The board helps her to stand up and see around herself, building her self-esteem and confidence. It will also help to relieve some of the pressure on her lungs and reduce her breathing difficulties.
We’ve trained community teachers to adapt their teaching methods to support these children and we can’t wait to see how they progress with their education.