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Becoming a superhero

Ali Hemsley, disabled influencer and activist, talks about her advocacy work and summer fundraising challenge.

How inclusive education can change a community

Susan was close to dropping out of school, due to a lack of support and the stigma around disability. Thanks to the Girls’ Education Challenge Transition (GEC-T) project in Kenya, not only is Susan still in school, but the attitudes of her classmates...

Inclusive education helps dreams to become a reality

Sixteen-year-old Linda had given up on her dream of becoming an entrepreneur after facing stigma from her community. But our inclusive education programme, which runs catch up centres for girls denied an education, has changed the future for Linda...

How mentoring changed Shebbie’s life

Nineteen-year-old Shebbie Anyango Odhiambo has cerebral palsy and autism. She had never been to school when she first came into contact with the Education For Life programme.

Stories that change everything

Valerie Awino, a Project Support Officer who works on our Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS2) programme, reflects on the impact community storytelling has on advocacy.

Podcast: Dating apps and motherhood with Cathy Reay

This month, we chat to Cathy Reay, also known as @thatsinglemum, about her experiences with dating apps and what needs to be done to challenge some of the ableist views that still exist around about disability and dating.

My autism and gender identity

As part of Pride Month, Beck Chamberlain Heslop speaks to us about their experience of being a disabled, non-binary person.

Travelling the world as a disabled person

Following our podcast, ‘The journey to inclusive travel’, and as the world moves tentatively towards international travel again, Jonathan tells us about his experiences of accessible - and not so accessible - adventures.