World Disability Day 2012

Ok so the excitement is mounting! We are gearing up for World Disability Day this December 3rd! Emails are flying back and forth between The Gambia and UK as the final preparations take place. We are very proud to be bringing four disabled students from Stepping Stones school in the UK to Gunjur to deliver a presentation called "Same As Us". Their aim is to raise awareness of the issues faced by disabled young people all over the world and inspire the community in Gunjur to learn more about Inclusion.

They will be talking to audiences at the two main schools in Gunjur; to a support group for parents of disabled children and at the main event on World Disability Day. This will be a huge community event attended by lots of children and The Chief of Kombo South, His Excellency the British High Commissioner and all the Leaders and Elders of the Gunjur community.

In their presentation, the students will talk about what it is like to be disabled; how they would like to be treated and how they feel about the rights of disabled children worldwide.

We are confident that these students will do a lot to inspire the community to do more for disabled young people and will give a big boost to the profile of the "Gunjur Inclusion Project".

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