Embracing all abilities at school

Every child has the right to an education, and those who gave a gift to help children with disabilities are helping ensure they receive one.

Through this gift, over 50 primary schools across Kenya were trained on how to create safe and more inclusive environments. Children learned their rights and were given platforms to voice their opinions.

Boys and girls in school uniform gather with teachers and Plan International staff and smile.

Members of a Safe School Club gather with teachers and Plan International staff.

Over 100 children with a disability were encouraged to participate in school clubs and events, receiving support services – like interpreters, chaperones or transportation – that made room for everyone to join in and have fun!


As a member of his school’s new Safe Spaces club, Ishmael, 12, now feels even more confident. Here, he shares an inspiring poem, explaining that disability is not inability and that all children have strengths and talents. We couldn’t agree more!

A young boy with a disability speaks in front of his classmates.


Today, your Gift of Hope is transforming the lives of children and families from some of the poorest countries in the world – empowering them with the best gift of all: a promising tomorrow.

Project undertaken with the financial support of the Government of Canada

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