As part of a Self-Expression and Leadership program, I am committed to developing and implementing a community-based project to make a difference in the world to the most vulnerable populations – disabled children. I have assembled and mobilized a group of leaders who, like me, have the well-being of children at heart, especially those children with disabilities and vulnerabilities. I am also involved in the Grands Horizons Committee of Humanity & Inclusion Canada, which aims to bring its expertise and network to the NGO in order to promote its humanitarian actions.
This fundraising campaign aims at supporting the efforts of Humanity & Inclusion Canada (Nobel Peace Prize co-winner) to respond to the schooling of children with disabilities (amputees/blind, for example) and those with special educational needs in ordinary schools.
Convinced of the huge potential of children with disabilities and aware of the challenges of their inclusive education around the world, Humanity & Inclusion and its partners develop a system of inclusive education to meet the educational needs of all these children and ensure their access on a continuum basis through the chain of preschool-primary-secondary or even post-secondary education.
HI’s intervention is comprised of four components around this theme:
The Inclusive Education project is an adequate response to the schooling of children with disabilities and those with special educational needs in ordinary schools. It aims to ensure access to quality education for all children because a child deprived of school is often deprived of a future. In the particular case of disability, this situation is all the more prejudicial because the difference created by disability is a primary cause of isolation and exclusion.
Access to school is an inalienable right that must allow the disabled child to gain visibility, to find their place in the community and in their family and build social bonds while giving them the means of gaining autonomy.
This project goal is to raise $ 20,000 to help these children. We’re counting on your support.
A printable and confidential income tax receipt will be automatically emailed to you within 24 hours of processing your donation. Charitable number: 88914 7401 RR0001
In order to support this project, we are glad to propose you some equivalence so that you understand how HI use the funds with transparency. Your donation will directly support our projects where most needed.
- $60: one prosthesis to go to school
- $75: Fitting of a prosthesis & school materials
- $190 : Offer support to a child with a disability for one month.
- $570 : Make a school accessible and offer support to a child with a disability for 3 months
- $1140 : Make a school accessible, train the teachers and offer support to a child with a disability for a whole semester
- $2500 : Integrate a child with a disability in a school for a whole year and give them quality education (helping parents, organizing medical consultations, providing school supplies and providing the school with sanitary equipment, training teachers and encouraging the authorities to integrate inclusive education in their action plan and annual budget)
A few words about HI
HI is an independent and impartial aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. We work alongside people with disabilities and vulnerable populations, taking action and bearing witness in order to respond to their essential needs, improve their living conditions and promote respect for their dignity and fundamental rights.
On January 24, 2018, the global Handicap International network became Humanity & Inclusion. This network is composed of a Federation which implements our programs in the field in around sixty countries and of eight national associations, including HI Canada for which we set up this fundraiser. HI Canada has offices in both Montréal and Ottawa.
HI, Canada and the Ottawa Treaty
Two decades ago, the signature of the Ottawa Mine Ban Treaty marked an unprecedented diplomatic victory. Under the leadership of Canada and the international civil society, the treaty led to a reduction in casualties, the destruction of millions of mines and a virtual end to their use.
The text of the Ottawa Treaty was adopted on 18 September 1997 on the initiative of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), of which Handicap International is a founding member and thanks to the leadership of former Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lloyd Axworthy.
Copyright pictures: © Shumon Ahmed/HI, © Erwan Rogard / Handicap International
Saiful, 9, lives in Rohingyas refugees camp in Kutupalong, in south Bangladesh. His family comes from Myanmar. Affected by a congenital malformation, Saiful lost his right leg when he was 2. With HI support, he received a prosthesis, is walking and going to school. Saiful loves to play with his friends, and has a dream: to become a pilot. In the picture: Saiful is making an exercice on the board in class, in Kutupalong refugee camp”