Mohamed’s story — Sierra Leone

16 June 2014

Mohamed is a six-year-old boy with a speech and hearing impairment. Our education project in Sierra Leone supported him to enrol in school. At first, Mohamed was shy, reluctant to interact with other children and would often cry whenever his mother took him to school.

Mohamed holding up his finger for quiet

With the help of his teacher, who has received training through the project, Mohamed has really changed. In this photo, Mohamed is cautioning his friends to be quiet during a child to child club meeting. Child to child clubs are an important aspect of our inclusive education projects. They give children with and without disabilities the opportunity to get to know and learn from each other through a range of activities including sports, music and drama. 

Mohamed now plays with other children all the time. He loves to play football and has started making attempts to pronounce words.