Posts tagged disability

2 Lives:2 Miles Apart // School (by unicef)

All children have a right to patient teachers, meaningful participation, and inclusive education.

Laura and Carlos, two teenagers with disabilities from Mozambique, discuss their experiences at school.

2 Lives: 2 Miles Apart is a series of short films that highlights crucial issues impacting children. “Children with disabilities” is the title of this year’s “The State of the World’s Children" report, released by UNICEF.


See the child - before the disability
Children with disabilities have a much greater role to play in societies.

This year, UNICEF’s flagship publication highlights not just the challenges of the estimated tens of millions of children who live with disabilities, but also the contributions they can make, if allowed to achieve their ambitions. It says that concentrating on abilities rather than disabilities would benefit society as a whole.

“When you see the disability before the child, it is not only wrong for the child, but it deprives society of all that child has to offer,” says UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “Their loss is society’s loss; their gain is society’s gain.”

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An organisation in Afghanistan is trying to improve the lives of children there - by providing them with skateboards.

The organization behind Skateistan started 4 years ago, with a few boards and some interested kids, and it has grown. 

It has made a special effort to include those on the margins, like girls and the disabled.

via Skateboards help Afghan youth scrape by (by AlJazeeraEnglish)