Belonging in the classroom despite learning difficulties

Belonging in the classroom despite learning difficulties

In Isaiah’s grade 6 classroom, children experience a community where everyone’s gifts are valued. In Isaiah’s words, his students “are like family. This is not a classroom. This is a big family. They are like brothers and sisters.” 

For students in Isaiah’s class like Louidine, this type of community is incredibly important. Louidine loves to study French and Creole and she likes to help around the house with chores. Within this environment, Louidine can look beyond her disability to develop herself.

Louidine was born with some challenges. She has difficulty walking because of a medical issue with one of her legs and she has vision problems. In addition, Louidine has learning difficulties in school. According to Isaiah, Louidine could use extra help outside of school, but extra help is difficult to come by.   

When Louidine was sponsored, her life took a turn for the better. Through her sponsorship, she is able to buy food and attend school. Her classmates help her out.

She has also been able to access medical care for her leg. 

Louidine’s dream is to one day become a nurse. When asked why, she said, “I like taking care of people when they are sick.” She hopes to help others in the way different nurses have helped her. Thanks to your generosity, Louidine will positively impact the lives of others. 

Your support of sponsorship creates communities of belonging for all children with and without exceptional needs. You are changing  a community for the future by changing the life of a child today.