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A story of hope

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In 1996 mainstream school #82 in Lviv, Ukraine, accepted 6 children with disabilities to study in regular classrooms. It was the first school in Ukraine to do this.

Marta Nykolayeva was one of those 6 children. Since that day Marta has not looked back. She never felt excluded, she found friends among her classmates. She always participated in school plays and went on school trips. She describes her teachers as doing a great job to ensure that the disabled children felt included. Inspired by her teachers, Marta is now an educator working to ensure children and young people are included in school. She graduated with a Masters in Inclusive Education from the University of Glasgow in December 2016.

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The Right to Education: Breaking Down the Barriers

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