Lucky Peace is partially blind, and is part of EDUKID’s ‘Inclusive Education Programme’ that focuses on enabling children with Special Educational Needs and diverse abilities to access education. For most of the children in this programme, a supporter will be providing them with the opportunity to go to school for the first time in their lives.
In Uganda there are many misconceptions surrounding diverse abilities and as a result, for a long time, there has been a social barrier that the children have faced in going to school. Not only this, but schools simply do not have the facilities to aid the children in their learning.
We are changing this.
We are providing specialised equipment, disabled ramping, barriers and toilets. We are also training teachers so that they are able to teach appropriately and attentively to meet the needs of our children, as well as delivering workshops to the communities designed to break down the discrimination that surrounds those with Special Educational Needs and diverse abilities in Uganda.
Lucky Peace started school for the first time in 2019 and says “One day I want to be a teacher so that I can teach other children.”. We cant wait to see Lucky Peace achieve her dreams.