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Inclusive education in West Africa: first step towards the inclusion of children with disabilities

Inclusion
Togo

Since 2012, Handicap International has been improving the school enrolment and attendance of 170,000 children with disabilities in nine West African countries through the “Promoting the Full Participation of Children with Disabilities in Education” (APPEHL) project. Sandra Boisseau, who coordinates APPEHL from Dakar, Senegal, explains what the organisation is doing to remove obstacles to education for these children.

Bénédicte Leguezim is visually impared. She is 12 years old and studies in 5th grade in Loma Kolide.

Bénédicte Leguezim is visually impared. She is 12 years old and studies in 5th grade in Loma Kolide. | © Studio Cabrelli / Handicap International

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Ahmad lost his job after his injury. HI helped him start his own business.
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Ahmad lost his job after his injury. HI helped him start his own business.

After being injured in the Syrian crisis, Ahmad could no longer work as a manufacturing tailor. HI provided him with the training and resources to build a successful business from home.

Pedro, upholsterer and leatherworker in Santiago de Cuba
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Pedro, upholsterer and leatherworker in Santiago de Cuba

In Santiago de Cuba, HI supports the economic inclusion of people with disabilities. Pedro, who has hearing loss, has received a donation of equipment to develop his upholstery business.

“Today, thanks to HI, I can follow my dreams”
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“Today, thanks to HI, I can follow my dreams”

Fabián, 19, is an entrepreneur. He is benefiting from the livelihoods project run by HI in Santiago de Cuba.