GPE is supporting the Alliance of Civil Society Organizations in Tajikistan for Education to improve the school environment for children with disabilities and make sure they can attend and complete school alongside their peers.
Bibihilola’s daughter, Zuhro, was born with an intellectual disability. Children with disabilities are at a greater risk of being excluded from education and, in Tajikistan, face formidable barriers to get the education they deserve.
The school environment was not well adapted to children with disabilities like Zuhro’s, and Bibihilola had to go above and beyond to ensure her daughter could attend. She dedicated time to helping her with lessons, and ensured her sanitary and hygiene needs were met when in school.
Despite the impediments, Zuhro attended school for nine years and flourished. Today, she is 21 and has a job as an assistant cook, which she enjoys.
Read the full article on the Global Partnership for Education website.