Education and Disability: "Equal Right, Equal Opportunity" is the motto of the Global Action Week, an annual campaign organized by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) >from 4 to 10 May. Humana People to People supports this campaign. Its aim is to highlight the profound challenges that people with disabilities face in exercising their right to education and lead to a significant change in attitudes regarding the exclusion of children with disabilities, as well as promote an inclusive, quality education for all.
Recently the vocational school celebrated the graduation of 118 students, 93 of the graduates were females making it the largest class and number of graduating females (93) in the history of the school. These milestones were the result of training courses offered by the vocational school in community development, business & secretarial studies, bricklaying & plastering and office administration.
People in the community action groups in DAPP Child Aid in Chingola, Zambia improves their lives’ through the businesses they can start with micro finance loans.
Roshanlaal Meena, 50-year-old, was the first person in Ukrund, in the state of Rajasthan, India, to set up a biogas unit. Like most of the families living in the rural areas, Roshanlaal’s was totally dependent on firewood as its main source of energy. 77% of the 800 million people living in rural communities in India live in extreme poverty where their economic situation is often linked to environmental degradation. Most of these families use firewood as their main source of energy which claims up to 20% of their income and causes the emission of up to 3.8 million tons of CO2 each year.
After working as a TCE Field Officer in Ehlanzeni for a year, Nonkululekho decided she was going to do something new, something she is passionate about.