From a wheelbarrow to a wheelchair

Achuka Simon lost the use of his legs from polio as an infant, but he never lost his determination and spirit. As a Primary Five student at Acherer Primary School in North Eastern Uganda, Achuka lives approximately 40 minutes from his school, a distance hard enough for an able-bodied student, but even more challenging for…

Girls summer camps

  More than half of children missing out on school live in sub-Saharan Africa (UNESCO 2013). Most of those children are girls. A good example of this lack of gender balance is the case of pastoralist communities in Kenya, where girls are negatively affected by patriarchical traditions and practices. While pastoralists generally appreciate education, the…