I used to hate that school in which I was enrolled. "Take her out of here, we can't have her, she can't learn", the principal told my dad.
That is what Omnia (10 years old) said when she talked about the school she was enrolled in, as she suffers for Down's syndrome (an abnormal condition in chromosomes that leads to a mental disability).
Omnia is one of those children with special needs who suffer the same problem, something that makes their parents exert their best efforts to convince those principals that their children are able to join public schools and to gain their right to education.
"We have suffered a lot; they used to make fun of my daughter and me.
Some teachers told me, why do you love such a sick kid? We can't stand her", said Omayma's mother.
Now, after the experimental school in Almenya, one of the inclusion project's schools had enrolled Omnia , her life as well as her family's life were tremendously changed.
"I am happy being in school; I write, count, do my homework and play with my friends", said Omnia proudly.