A refugee teacher at the forefront of advocating for inclusive education in Kakuma Refugee Camp

Charles Chol

“I am proud to be a teacher and it is an honor to be given this opportunity by the EU-ECHO and LWF to teach children with disabilities across Kakuma.” said Charles Chol

Meet Charles Chol Matiop ,a teacher at Tarach Pre- School: one of 21 primary and 13 pre-primary schools managed by LWF in Kakuma refugee camp on the mandate of the UNHCR under the Kenyan system of education; implementing the newly adopted Competency Based Curriculum (CBC).

Born in South Sudan in 1991, Charles contracted measles because of lack of vaccination which caused him his sight, leaving him blind at the tender age of two.

Due to protracted crisis and war in South Sudan, his parents were not able to get him immediate medical care since hardly any facilities were operational forcing them to eventually flee their country and seek refuge in Kenya in 1994.

The European Union Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) supports LWF in Kakuma and Daadab refugee camp in improving access to quality learning opportunities, inclusive education and safe protective environments for learners.