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My Right To a Future

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My Right to a Future

URGENT APPEAL.

Millions of disabled children are excluded from school and condemned to a future of poverty and exclusion. This Winter, you can help disabled children in Sudan get the education they're entitled to.

Disabled children have the same right to an education, to learn, to a future, as everyone else.

Yet the journey to make sure every disabled child in Sudan gets a quality education is long.

In Sudan, the vast majority of disabled children, particularly girls, do not attend school. Disabled children encounter discrimination from schools, their families, and communities, mainly because of misconceptions about disability, and can face a lifetime hidden away at home. At this pivotal moment in Sudan’s history, it is vital that children with disabilities don’t get left behind and inclusive education becomes a priority.

Turam, boy in a wheelchair

In this world, you can’t succeed in life if you don’t have an education. You can't get a good job, you can't support your family. I feel bad that I can’t get an education! When I see other children go to school, I wish I could go too. I wish I could make friends and share ideas with them.

Turam, age 13

HOW WE CREATE CHANGE

At ADD International, we understand it’s not just about getting individual children in to school. That's why we're working in Sudan to permanently change the attitudes, and dismantle the barriers, that keep disabled children excluded in the first place. Our ‘My Right to a Future’ appeal aims to raise £60,000 to make this work possible.

 

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1. Breaking down stigma

We run media campaigns and work with parents to assert the value of an education and dismantle misconceptions that disabled children cannot learn.

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2. Creating inclusive schools

We train teachers on the specific learning needs of students with disabilities, provide adapted teaching materials and ensure schools are physically accessible.

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3. Influencing powerholders

We build the confidence and capacity of disability activists so they they have the tools, resources and skills they need to defend the rights of people with disabilities.

See our work in action.

Our inclusive education work in Tanzania has come a long was since it first started back in 2012. See how the success of this project has helped shape our inclusive education work in Sudan so that more children with disabilities can get the education they're entitled to.

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Meet the people who inspired the appeal

Our new project in Sudan is inspired by the success of our inclusive education work in Tanzania. Meet the activists, teachers and community members who have helped more disabled children in Tanzania go to school.

OUR AIMS FOR SUDAN

Our work in Tanzania has proven that societies can, and do, change. Now, we're expanding this work to Sudan. Over the next 4 years, we will work in 3 regions on Eastern Sudan to strenghten organisations of disability activists and help more disabled children into school. 

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children with disabilities are able to access education and improve the quality of their learning because of the adoption of inclusive practice.

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teachers, educational authorities and advocacy teams trained on inclusive education methods, and guidelines for inclusive education are developed.

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disability activists are empowered to campaign for change in attitudes, policies and practice to make education inclusive.

We urgently need your support

We urgently need to raise £60,000 to make this work possible. Every pound donated to our My Right to a Future appeal by the end of 2019 will be doubled meaning your gift will have twice the impact.

This Winter, with your support, we can take a significant step towards a future where every disabled child in Sudan gets the education they deserve.

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