Malaika Goes to School
Inclusive Education - Girls with Disabilities - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
An estimated 1bn people, or 15% of the world’s population, are living with disabilities. Left at the margins of society and facing a world steeped in discrimination, pity and shame, persons with disabilities have limited access to quality education and dignified employment.
Education for persons with disabilities is largely limited to special education schools, which are inadequate and of low quality. According to the government officials, there are 330 special education schools in Islamabad, Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhaw provinces. Most of these schools are in urban areas which makes education for persons with disabilities in rural areas a challenge.
For the purpose Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) in collaboration with Redon Films proposed a project on Promotion of Inclusive education through the participation of girls with disabilities in Mainstream Schools in two districts Charsadda and Nowshera of Khyber Pakhtunkhaw province.
Inclusive Education for girls with disabilities in Nowshehra and Charsadda, KP
USAID in collaboration with Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP)
Malaika is a story of a girl with a disability who goes to the school first time in her life
It was only possible when the local government school was made accessible for her by making ramps and training teachers on the concepts of Inclusive Education. The project was impemented by Special Talent Exchange Program (STEP) which is a cross disability organization working on the rights of persons with disabilities in Pakistan since 1997,