Even before the pandemic, girls in Rwanda faced significant barriers to accessing education, and those barriers grew in the wake of COVID-19. Delice dropped out of school. This is the story of how she got back to learning and discovered a love of reading and poetry.
When her younger cousin, Samuel, became deaf at an early age, Ife decided to teach herself sign language so they could communicate. Ife is using her skills to advocate for a more inclusive world as a Right To Play Junior Leader at a school in Addis Ababa. She's using a unique play-based approach to support children with all kinds of development needs, including deafness and autism.