Testimony to the schooling of children with physical disabilities in Haiti

Testimony to the schooling of children with physical disabilities in Haiti

Peterson Louis (see photo) came from a poor family in the village of Caswa, Haiti. There are 6 children in the house. Is he old?

Peterson was born with a lower limb handicap. His physical condition has been a great blow to him since he was sensible.

As a child, his parents had taken him around to seek medical treatment, hoping that the lower body condition could be improved. But after all, it is an innate problem, and therefore there has been no progress in the situation. Even in this physical condition, Peterson is still a child loved by her parents.

By the age of schooling, Peterson had stayed at home and had no way to go to school. There are many reasons for this. In Haiti, children with disabilities are considered cursed, so there is little chance of reading.

In addition, since Caswa is a distant village, it takes more than one hours to walk from central Haiti's Hinche city. Therefore, if Peterson is going to Hinche to go to school, it must be a distant and bumpy road for his parents to go back and forth every day on their backs.

If you run into the rainy season for more than half a year, the muddy and sometimes interrupted roads make Peterson's dream of going to school even more distant.

Another reason for his inability to attend school is that he is not able to pay about 120 dollars a year because of the poverty of his native family. As for buying stationery and uniforms, let alone shoes.

Thank God for not forgetting the village of Caswa, which sent up three years ago to build a school that provides free education for all the children in Caswa village. The total number of students in this school now stands at about 160.

Thanks to the new school in the village of Caswa, Peterson finally had a chance to go to school. Because this school accepts all the children.

Peterson is now 9 years old. Able to go to school, but also with students to play together, let him very happy. He has a funny personality and usually jokes, and his classmates like him very much. He also likes singing very much, especially singing about the song of God …

PostScript 1: In Haiti, children with disabilities are often considered a curse and humiliation, so there is little chance of reading. The illiteracy rate among children with disabilities in Haiti reached 98% per cent.

PostScript 2: The rise of luminescence in several schools established in Haiti, the admission of all physically handicapped children in the village, giving them the opportunity to attend school.

PostScript 3: In addition, the rise of Luminescence also supports the Hinche of 36 children of a disabled association, allowing them to study at a school near their home. With this help, it is hoped that the general misconception of children with disabilities in Haiti will gradually change.