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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It's our battle cry.. EDUCATION!!!!!!

The challenge of education especially in relation to disability and even basic deformity is a major challenge. ..even in the cities. A recent story about a woman being told to abandon her child because it has a mild deformity (see link below) is not unusual.

The story tells us that even the pastors are lacking in suitable education, and that the secondary reliance on traditional priests is not uncommon. Hence the parents were told that their child was evil and a snake disguised as a human.

The positive aspect of this story is that there are decent people who intervene and a court system that takes seriously the needs of such cases if and when they reach the authorities. Education is key to saving and changing lives.

This story may upset some readers.


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