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Country:  Malawi
Age:  8
Gender:  Boy
Birthdate: 14/04/2011

Stephano

Stephano is a quiet young boy with cerebral palsy and epilepsy who lives with his parents, sister, and three brothers in a small home without electricity or running water outside of Lilongwe, Malawi. Stephano's father works hard selling clothing in the market, but his work is inconsistent, and his mother must care for Stephano's needs, so is unable to work. Despite their efforts, the family struggles to get by. ChildCARE Plus has partnered with Children Of Blessing Trust to provide vulnerable children like Stephano with access to medical attention, nutritious food, and quality education.
Children with special needs in Malawi face daily challenges for acceptance in a society that discriminates against disabilities. Through ChildCARE Plus sponsorship and the COBT program, Stephano will have access to the medical care and therapy classes that he needs to gain physical strength and mobility. Education for children with specialized needs is a great privilege in Malawi, as most schools do not have the resources to accommodate them. Stephano enjoys listening to music, and his favourite colour is purple. He wants to be a teacher when he grows up.

$41.00 a month

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