BBC Radio 4 Appeal for school places in Zambia

£ 9,120

We have raised £ 9,120! Will you help us reach our target of £ 15,000 and support Inclusive Education in Zambia?

For 9 in 10 children with disabilities in the world, education plays no part in their lives. That’s around 25 million children who don’t get to school at all and 15 million are girls.

Leonard Cheshire is changing this. More than 30,000 disabled children denied an education have now gone to school because of our projects.

But there are many other children and families who need support. Without it, lack of education means these children can face an uncertain and isolated future.

Donate today and help us enable more disabled children to go to school in Zambia.


Donations change lives

'I don't know what I would have become if I'd not been in school'

Helen faced the stigma of being disabled, and was left out of school and hidden away. Without an education, Helen’s life would have been one of isolation, fewer prospects and extreme poverty.

Our Inclusive Education team was able to assess Helen's needs to better understand what support she'd benefit from at school. We provided her with adjustable crutches, so she could walk, and physiotherapy to improve the strength in her legs.

Ensure no disabled child is denied an education

Sophie is acutely aware of the situation for young disabled children in Africa: “As someone with a disability I believe there is no greater casualty of such prejudice and discrimination than disabled children.

Across Africa, children with physical, sensory and intellectual impairments are being left behind, and often even the simplest solutions can make all the difference. Where these solutions matter most is in schooling, without which generations of disabled children will fail to live the life they deserve"