New Internationalist

Bright sparks

Issue 384

The will to learn is strong - as these photographs attest. For the vast majority of children with disabilities, schooling is denied entirely - or it can be a hell. But when it works it can be the right start every child needs.

Photo: Jorgen Schytte  / Still Pictures
When knowing the right answer won't let you sit still, in Egypt. Photo: Jorgen Schytte / Still Pictures

 Photo: Jorgen Schytte  / Still Pictures
Got it! A hearing test at a school for hearing-impaired children, Chazanga, Zambia. Photo: Jorgen Schytte / Still Pictures

 Photo: J Etchart  / Exile Images
Practice makes perfect for this youngster with learning disabilities, in Haiti. Photo: J Etchart / Exile Images

Photo: Jorgen Schytte  / Still Pictures
Mum and son work together in Tuguegarao, The Philippines. It's not uncommon here for disabled people to be kept hidden at home, so parental involvement is the key. Photo: Jorgen Schytte / Still Pictures

Photo: Paul Quayle  / Panos
Sight, touch, and very loud sounds are key to communication, in Navsari, India. Photo: Paul Quayle / Panos

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This article was originally published in issue 384

New Internationalist Magazine issue 384
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