Helping Everyone Access Education.
According to the United Nations, about one billion people worldwide are recognised as having some sort of disability that makes it less likely for them to be able to access health care, education, employment and to participate in their local community. Disabled people are more likely to experience poverty, higher rates of violence, neglect and abuse, and are amongst the most marginalised in any crisis affected community (cf. United Nations, 2023, available at: https://www.un.org/en/observances/braille-day).
In this week’s Thursday Reflection, pupils considered what different types of disability exist and how they might make coming to school and learning difficult. The invention of Braille was explored and future inventions to help people with other disabilities were discussed.
School Lay Chaplain & Head of Theology, Philosophy and Religion
Co-ordinator of SMSC