Reyhana Endigay Proves Disability is not a Hindrance in Learning

August 11, 2016 at 7:25 am

Verbal communication is neither a hindrance nor a barrier to achieve learning, once you are determined for it. One who truly wants to attain his goal will do every possible way to achieve it even if it means hardship, labor and accepting discrimination from his environment.
A concrete example of this situation is one of student beneficiary of the Innovation for Rural Education Advancement Project for Moro Children in Mindanao, Rehanna Endigay. Reyhana is a 10 year old resident of Brgy. Patadon, Kidapawan City. Reyhana, is deaf and mute. She is not enrolled in formal education, not because she doesn’t want to but because her parents choose not to as they are worried that her classmates might just bully her.
When her parents heard the news about the newest project to be implemented in their community which is the Innovation for Rural Education Advancement Project for Moro Children in Mindanao, specifically it’s intervention on the out of School Children. They were very happy because they see it as a great opportunity for Reyhana to learn especially in the field of numeracy and literacy.
During the early goings of the class, Reyhana is having difficulty mingling with her classmates and her teacher but because she is determined to learn, day by day she adjusted. The Community facilitators are doing their best to communicate to Rehanna using sign language so that she can cope-up with the lessons.
Her participation and eagerness in learning caught the Community Facilitators attention.
This project was made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).