Did you know that globally an estimated one billion people have a disability, of which 800 million live in developing countries. Sadly, in these countries disability is both a cause and consequence of poverty and people often face significant barriers that prevent them from participating fully in society, including getting a quality education and employment.
This week I am honoured to be an ambassador for the Department for International Development, calling for all people with disabilities have equal access to education. A world where disabled people are valued members of society. A world where people with disabilities are not underestimated. A world where all children are taught to read and write regardless of their label.
Watch the film they made of me here: