Global Disability Summit

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:

Find out about my charity, Teach Us Too here, and my book is available here

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Global Disability Summit

  1. I have just finished reading your inspirational book. Wow, as a SEN Teaching assistant you have made me think about how important it is for ALL children to have the option to read & write.
    The book was recommended to me by your Aunt, your cousin was in my class. I know she is very proud of you.
    Well done & if I can do anything to help your cause please contact me.

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