The Importance of Building Schools for Children with Disabilities
A local organization fights for the right of children with disabilities to proper education by building schools in remote areas across the archipelago.
Schools are not only a place for us to study but also a home where we can learn to embrace ourselves, feel loved and accepted. Ideally, schools welcome everyone, whether students come from different religions, ethnicities or cultural backgrounds. Schools should not discriminate against their students, especially when they have disabilities.
In Indonesia, not every child with mental or physical disabilities has the privilege to attend schools that would accept their conditions. Mainstream education in Indonesia has yet to fully recognize the right of disabled children to study and get the learning experience they truly deserve.
In this case, there are a lot of parties that need to be involved in making sure that the right of disabled children to education is fulfilled and that they are treated properly.
Parents need to concern themselves with their child’s ability to keep up with the teaching materials, make friends and grow to become successful adults. Teachers and students without disabilities need to learn to better integrate children with disabilities into classroom activities, while also creating a conducive environment for everyone to grow together.
In the district of Pangalengan, West Java, local foundation Melody Dalam Puisi is determined to protect the right of disabled children to education. For the last couple of years, the organization has been struggling to establish a school for poor children with disabilities.
The foundation needs all the help it can get to make this happen. As an NGO, Melody Dalam Puisi requires a large amount of funding for building the school and having it equipped with the appropriate facilities.
For those of you who wish to hear the voices of disabled children and help them get the education they deserve, please make your donation by visiting https:// kitabisa.com/ sekolahluarbiasa