People are at the center of our work. Welcome to meet, get to know and celebrate some of the people who make us who we are. These stories highlight our staff members, our partners and our heroes from the field.
Tevy is now 25 years old; she was born in Kratie province. She’s got 3 siblings (1 male), and she got polio when she young. Her disability really affects her emotions and face with discriminations like people calling her disability not her name, used inappropriate words, imitated the way she walked, and so forth. Especially, her relative and neighbor didn’t support her to go to school. They just thought that registering to school was not necessary for a disabled girl like her. However, because the support and motivation from her parents especially her grandfather who often said to her “he didn’t have ability to leave her lots of money or treasure, but he could help and encourage her to go to school and gain knowledge which can be huge treasure that she can earn for her life like the others. Therefore, please tried to study as hard as possible.”
Throughout our work, we have learnt that actors in the field of development need to go through organizational and systematic processes of change within their programs to move towards sustainable (disability) inclusion. We support these processes at community, organizational and governmental level.