Book donation benefits disabled children

Schools that cater for disabled children in the country are poised to benefit from a gesture of goodwill by a charity run by Dr Shamaela Munir.

Dr Shamaela Munir and her brother Ali, who inspired her to work for the benefit of people with disabilities.
Dr Shamaela Munir and her brother Ali, who inspired her to work for the benefit of people with disabilities.

The UK-based philanthropist, through her organisation, Vision Ali, has sourced school materials that will arrive in the country later this month. “We are working on a school syllabus to create a disability awareness campaign on a global level. The objective is to allow people to understand and acknowledge disability and allow themselves to be educated,” said Kenneth Mugwami, a spokesperson for Vision Ali. “We are going to select a few schools where we will donate these books. Initially, a primary school in Epworth in Harare is going to benefit. We are also looking for more recipients.”

The donation will be a major boost for local schools that teach disabled children. These have not been spared the brunt of the decades-long crisis that has lowered the standards of local education. Reports suggest about 52 per cent of Zimbabwe’s disabled children, estimated to be 600 000, have no access to education.

Vision Ali is dedicated to helping individuals who face discrimination due to their disability.

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