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Global Giving 2020 Photo Contest

“A picture is worth a thousand words” is an English language adage meaning that complex and sometimes multiple ideas can be conveyed by a single still image, which conveys its meaning or essence more effectively than a mere verbal description.

One of Action for Development’s photos was selected as a finalist for the Global Giving 2020 Photo Contest, ranking 3rd place in the Youth category!

The photo portrays a young student of the Rahyab school for children with disabilities; Action for Development supports the school, located in Kabul, by providing meals to the students.

Children with disabilities aged 6 – 18 years who are either mute, deaf and/or blind, receive basic education and vocational training from qualified teachers who themselves have a disability. This school helps filling the gap in the public education system and equip this underserved community with necessary skills towards integration as contributing members of society.

95% of Afghanistan’s children with disabilities do not have access to education due to environmental barriers and lack of dedicated facilities. The public system’s insufficient resources and the cultural stigma associated with disability further exacerbate the situation. Kabul’s Rahyab School plays a vital role in serving this marginalized community; challenges remain high in securing sustainable funding and expanding this model to other regions of the country.

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