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© S. Wohlfahrt / HI

HUMANITY & INCLUSION: Longini thrives at school

Longini is shown playing soccer in the courtyard at school after he received his new prostheses. Longini is 9 years old, he was born with a congenital malformation of both legs. He was operated on when he was 3 years old. Longini's family is very poor and they could not afford prostheses. Thanks to HI subsidising the Gatagara Centre, where he went to school for the first time in 2018, Longini was able to access his first prostheses in 2019. After receiving his prostheses, Longini went back to school to study at the inclusive school in Gatagara. He is in the second year of primary school (Grade 2). He likes school very much. He often tells his mother that it is essential for him to finish his studies, to earn money and get her out of poverty. Longini is being supported in the framework of the Functional Rehabilitation’s project.

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