Care for Children with a Disability in Egypt Thursday 13 April 2017
Stuck at home
The eleven year old Nesma used to be stuck at home. Her blindness caused her to barely ever step outside and her fear to be ridiculed stopped her from interacting with others. Nesma’s parents and siblings wanted to help her, but they didn’t know how. Nesma didn’t want to go to school and only felt safe in her own little world.
One day, a medical team visited the village and invited Nesma to get her eyes tested. Since then, employees of a local partner organisation managed to gain her trust and regularly stay in touch with her. She is learning to read and write during weekly braille classes and will join a children’s camp with other children who are in a similar situation. Nesma’s life has changed completely. She doesn’t lock herself up anymore and loves being outside, studying, and spending time with friends.