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Donata School is attended by more than 45 children aged between 6 to 15 years old with disabilities including deaf, partial blindness, learning and physical disabilities.

Attendance fluctuates daily: sometimes the children are sick, rain, parents don't send the children to school, parents move away or children getting side tracked on the way to school.

Around half of the children have lost one or both parents and only a quarter of these children have guardians who are employed. Parents and guardians struggle each day to provide the basic necessities for their families and children.

The school provides a place where the children can feel welcome and cared for. Often this is in contrast to the government schools where their special needs are not met, and where they are ostracised or ridiculed.



What the children say

The reason why I like the school is that I want to know sign language.

I like this school because we eat.

I love this school because I have to read and write.

I love this school because it is a place where shelter is being provided. Any person can find shelter at school and learn.

group at desk

I like this school because we receive love and care.

I like the school because it provides me with special needs…

I like this school because we sit on desks.



I love this school because I am taught how to read and write.

I like this school because we have books and pencil.

I like this school because the teachers are good.