Inclusion International President, Klaus Lachwitz met Anna Perto Mollel in Berlin yesterday (12 June 2013) at a round table discussion organized by Christina Schröder, Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Germany and Caritas International.
Anna Perto Mollel
Anna Peto Mollel is the winner of the world`s children`s prize 2013 bestowed by the Nobel prize foundation, Sweden. She founded the first inclusive school in Tanzania. She belongs to the Maasai ethnic group and works in the rural areas of her country for more than twenty years to help children with disabilities to receive education and training.
Translating CRPD into local languages
Anna informed us that the CRPD is available in English language only and that she always has to translate the contents of the CRPD, in particular Art. 24 on Inclusive Education, into the two/three local languages of her country.
Anna said that she tries to convince families to send their children with intellectual disabilities to school. Currently there are only a few pupils with mild intellectual disabilities, but she feels this is a first and important step.
Anna is interested in building up a network of DPOs in Tanzania.