South African Children Need Access

Ntsikelelo is small for his age, and quite a handful. One moment, the 8-year old rolls around on the floor, the next instant he paces around the room. His mother, a young woman with dreadlocks hasn’t always been proud of the boy, nor loved him. From birth Ntsikelelo has always been different in more ways than one. Ntsikelelo was diagnosed with Epilepsy at a young age and with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder Syndrome (ADHD). Both conditions are treatable. But instead of receiving extra attention to overcome his learning problems, he has – like hundreds of thousands of South African children with disabilities – been sidelined for being different and excluded from any kind of formal education for most of his young life. He still has no understanding of shapes or even colors. This is the sad truth for any children with a disability in South Africa. Children all around the world need to receive a fair chance for education and for the care that they need. We need to make this happen! Do you have any ideas?

"Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them."- Dalai Lama

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