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We must ensure no girls with disabilities are left behind

Major global events are set to be hosted in the UK this year. Our Director of Policy, Gemma Hope tells us why these events will decide the educational chances of millions of girls, including girls with disabilities.

Realising dreams in Uganda

Jesca Alyano is a 16-year-old disabled girl from Uganda. Thanks to our inclusive education programme, she can now access an education.

Why inclusive learning environments are important

Esther Banda is a primary school teacher in the Eastern Province of Zambia. She teaches at one of the schools that's part of our Inclusive Education project and took part in inclusive teacher training in May 2019.

How male mentoring is changing girls’ education

Our male mentoring programme in Kenya is helping to break down the stigma around disability and gender. Moi, one of our mentors, tell us about his experience and the families he has supported.

Finding his future

Emmanuel is a 14-year-old boy from the Amolatar district in Uganda. Thanks to support from our inclusive education project, Emmanuel was able to access education and now dreams of being a teacher.

Becoming an aspiring young leader

Harriet Munkombwe is a 9-year-old disabled school girl from Zambia. Thanks to support from our inclusive education project, she is now aspiring to become a young leader.

There’s a clear route to accessible rail

Stephen Brookes MBE is the Disability Champion for Rail Sector at the Department for Work and Pensions and Cabinet Office Disability Unit. He tells us about his travel experience and what changes need to happen to make transport more accessible.

Change 100 has shown me what my standards should be

Amy Bajwa studied Liberal Arts at King’s College London. She took part in our Change 100 scheme in 2019, with an internship as a Digital Marketing Assistant at digital agency Fat Beehive.

I've gained so much confidence from Change 100

Ray is a History and Politics student at the University of Cambridge. They recently completed an internship at the National Lottery Heritage Fund, where they worked as a Campaign Project Officer as part of our Change 100 Programme.

Change 100 taught me to be open about my disability

Matthew took part in our Change 100 internship scheme in 2018, with a placement at online payments company Paysafe. He graduated from the University of Greenwich with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is now working as a junior data analyst at...