After just a few days of posting I’m chuffed to bits to say we have raised enough money to buy a wheelchair for the teenager! We will be buying it in the next few days, I know this girl will be absolutely thrilled with it especially as it means she will get to go to school again.
I am also very pleased to let you all know that the little girl who was unable to talk has now had her operation. Obviously it’s early days but, she is recovering and will now be able to start learning how to speak.
Thank you all so much for your help and for making a difference.
I loved school: the friends, the fun (kind of) but most of all the learning. I loved to learn, I still love to learn.
Yesterday I was told about a teenage girl who also loves to learn, who also loves school but, who is no longer able to go. This is not a tale of neglect or of parents that can’t be bothered, on the contrary, this girl has a father who adores her. A father that adores his daughter so much that he carried her to and from school from the age of 6 until she was 13. Yes, CARRIED.
You see this girl is disabled and unable to walk , her family don’t even have enough money to eat properly never mind enough to buy a wheelchair. Yet, because this man wanted his daughter to experience school just the same as every other child in the neighbourhood, for seven years he carried her to and from school five days a week- only stopping because her weight simply became too much to bear.
It seems such a tragedy that a child who wants to go to school is denied the opportunity simply because she was born into poverty……. and happens to be disabled. A wheelchair costs £200, in the grand scheme of things it’s a small sum but, for this family it’s an impossible amount.
Can you help us to help her?
A wheelchair would be such a tremendous gift to give this girl. Will you help us to raise £200 to give that gift?
As always, any help is greatly appreciated.
*Edit* Donations can be made online via paypal using the address firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending a cheque (made payable to Algerian Action) to the usual address.
Huge, huge thanks to all of those who contributed to get Abdul Kader a wheelchair. I am astonished just how generous people have been as in just four days the target of £200 has been reached! The amount has been achieved through individual donations and the takings from our fundraising stall at the RSG Eid Bazaar which took place in Ilford on Saturday.
I’ll update again once Abdul Kader has his wheels!