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Published on 22 April 2013
By Hannan Endale, Inclusive Programming Specialist, ChildFund Ethiopia
As a person with a disability, I know firsthand what it means to live a life of segregation. And I know the feeling of being discriminated against and unaccepted because of one’s abilities. Having experienced those feelings, it is more than a pleasure to be part of ChildFund’s mission to support children with disability...
Published on 20 September 2012
By Christoph Ziegenhardt, End the Cycle coordinator
For most children in Australia, being in school, getting an education and choosing career options is just the way it is – part of childhood, part of growing up. But for children in the poorest countries, these things are not automatic. For children living with a disability, it can be even harder...
Published on 02 December 2011
By Maria Attard, Policy & Program Development Coordinator, ChildFund Australia
People with disabilities are a voiceless community – they are seen as a burden on society, particularly in developing countries. In the countries where ChildFund works, it’s very much a charity-based culture, so people with disabilities depend on handouts and don’t know what their rights are...