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When she was three, Auma was affected by polio. The attack left her unable to walk, talk, or even sit down on her own. Even now, at the age of 15, Auma still has difficulties walking and speaking. Auma's mother didn't think her daughter would ever be able to go to school. But then she heard that Auma could get educational support from Leonard Cheshire Disability’s inclusive education project (School 4 All), which was working in the area. "I learnt of Leonard Cheshire Disability through a community health worker," she remembers. "At first I was too shy to tell her about Auma, but when she told me about the work Leonard Cheshire Disability was doing for disabled children, I informed her that I too had a child with a disability!"
Now Auma attends one of the inclusive schools where Leonard Cheshire Disability is working. There she receives physiotherapy and speech therapy.
Auma says: "I love my school. All the pupils are kind to me. The teachers know our problems and when any of us has a health problem while in school, they know how to assist us."
Her mother adds: "I am not shy about my daughter any more! The change in Auma's confidence has been amazing. I would never have believed my little girl could do so much."