Khayelitsha Special School, located in Cape Town, South Africa dedicates itself to accommodating children with multiple disabilities. Their students, primarily challenged with learning disabilities, often have secondary diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and developmental delays. After a kind greeting, Dr. Lawrence presented each of its 400 learners ranging from 6 to 18 year olds with writing tablet books and pencils today at a school assembly.
“There are so many countries around the world that are unable to provide the same access to education for their citizens, and as such, this is an area that I, and the LEAP organizations, must seek to bolster support for wherever we go,” Dr. Lawrence stated.
“Children are our future, no matter where we are in the world. Empowering, guiding, and mentoring youth globally helps secure a brighter future and brighter tomorrow in a world that desperately needs that promise. Education remains the key to unlocking that promise and I have been refocused, in my time here, on how I can be more actively involved in global education initiatives and mentorship opportunities.”