Hope for Tema

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Tema* is our future rapper. He has cerebral palsy. Tema was studying at home with visits from teachers from the local school before he started going to our school. He could have studied in a mainstream school, but he had a lot of fears about the teacher scolding him if he made a mistake, couldn’t finish on time, or that he would be teased by other children, and would not be welcomed or accepted.

Tema likes to learn funny songs and talk to his friends. During our Christmas celebration he made up the words to a song that went like this: “Mayor, Mayor come to our school and on your way please fix our road”. He sang this song about our road, because our road to school is very bumpy and his father brings him every day by bicycle.

Tema has a very wide range of interests. His biggest hobby is animals, and he dreams of learning to walk and tame a tiger. He has been studying in our school for 3 years and the teachers feel he is ready to transition to mainstream school. His father has been very hesitant because of other children’s reactions but recently the parents agreed to pay part of the salary for a helper and Tema should start going to mainstream school very soon. 

Project Restore run by our partners in Kyrgyzstan gives hope to children with disabilities like Tema.,

 *Name changed.


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