Video: Giving disabled children a voice in VanuatuPosted: February 7, 2016
An uplifting story, for a change: Vanessa, a young disabled girl, describes her life in a rural village in Vanuatu.
The video was produced by Project Zero, a global organisation that looks for ways to improve the daily lives and legal rights of people with disabilities.
According to Project Zero, children like Vanessa
“often experience communication barriers, and data suggests that as a result they experience significant disadvantages, including: diminished rates of school attendance, retention, and advancement; lower rates of employment; increased poverty; and poor access to health care and assistive devices. Furthermore, governments and service providers do not seek the views of children with disabilities because they are often viewed as too hard to engage.”
In response, Project Zero has been helping give children with disabilities the means to communicate about their life priorities and about human rights issues affecting them, using information and communications technology (ICT).