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Learning without limits: Inclusive education gives children room to grow in Cuba 

 “I dream that things are happening, that I talk to people, I’m not sure whether ‘I see’ or ‘I don’t see’. I only know that I dream.”

“I give them the tools to be independent, so that they can move by themselves. And they do it. They are children, they are capable of anything.”

By Marta Lopez Fesser / Unicef.org  – Read the story

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Reinier works on his braille typewriter at the Faculty of Journalism at the University of Havana, Cuba.

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Professor Carlos Bartolomé works with students at the Abel Santa María special school. He has dedicated his life to teaching boys and girls with visual impairments to function in their environments.

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José Humberto Perez stands with Reinier. Mr. Perez was Reinier’s teaching guide during pre-university school.

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Reinier types on his braille typewriter during class. It took his classmates a little while to adjust to the sound of the typewriter, but they soon grew accustomed to it and welcomed Reinier like any other student.

In Cuba, celebrating differences through inclusive football 

The social discrimination and marginalization that children with disabilities suffer has a profound negative impact on their lives. A new inclusive football tournament is helping students, teachers and families in Cuba learn to celebrate differences through sport.

“The main message is that differences don’t matter, that we are all the same after all, and that we have to support each other. Of course, even if this programme is integrated into the school programme, specialized attention requires an extra effort. But it’s worth it.”

By Marta Lopez Fesser / Unicef.org – Read the story

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Joana’s team on the pitch during a game. The inclusive football team comprises players with disabilities and players without

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Joana on the field during a football game. Before this year, Joana had never played football before.

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Joana and Lexter with another teammate. Their team has made it to the final round of Cuba’s first inclusive football tournament.

 

 

 

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