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In Africa, fewer than 10 per cent of children with disabilities receive any form of education and only 2 per cent attend school. Those few disabled children in Africa who do attend school face multiple challenges, such as; a lack of specialised equipment, lack of parent and community involvement, and inaccessible school facilities and learning environments. As a result most disabled children in Africa never complete their primary education, even fewer attend secondary school and the vast majority are excluded from their age-group and community and later in life face problems obtaining employment. It follows that there is a direct causal relationship between childhood disability, insufficient access to education and poverty in adulthood.
AbleChildAfrica is working toward making the education sector in Africa more inclusive but we need your support. Lend your voice to the cause and help us to raise awareness! #WeAreAllAble
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Listen to our BBC Radio 4 Charity Appeal as we tell the story of Daniel and his journey to school. The appeal airs 28 June at 7:55 and 21:26 and 2 July at 15:27
Once aired, you can listen to the BBC Radio 4 Appeal on the BBC website here.
For more information on our appeal visit our BBC Radio 4 landing page
Want to know more about the work we are doing to get disabled children in school? Read about our projects and our partners in our Annual Review!