Prisca, the face of hope for all children with disabilities.
Prisca is a fighter ! Her life in general and her school career in particular are a living proof of this. At 21 years of age, she has just succeeded the baccalaureate exams and graduated with distinction "assez bien", like an ordinary student. However, getting there has not been easy for her and her family, since Prisca has Cerebral Palsy (CP).
Prisca is surrounded by her family. In fact, this unwavering support from her family pushed her to overcome her fears and go beyond what society had imposed on her as limits to various circumstances. Regarding her schooling, for example, her parents never doubted Prisca's ability to study and always supported her. Her mother testifies: "I used to carry her on my back to take her to school when she was little, between Grades 2 and 4, but even after that, I always accompanied her to school and back to home after school. "
Regarding Prisca's education despite her disability, her parents never doubted her ability to study and always supported her.
For the lack of a specialized establishment for her and due to lack of parental funds, there were no other solutions than to send Prisca to regular schools like any other student. However, these schools are not suitable for students like her who need special attention.
Prisca confirms: "I understood everything, and I was able to keep up with the level of the class; I am even better than some able-bodied students in certain subjects such as math; only I am very slow in writing, and that was a huge problem for me because my class couldn't always wait for me. I often borrowed my friends' notes to make up for what I missed in class, but it wasn’t always easy. "
Because of this, Prisca was forced to repeat Grade 10 three times. Her difficulty in keeping pace with others has led to forms of exclusion. Her mother wanted her to change school, but the doors were closed to them as soon as Prisca's disability was noticed. But she always persevered and always aimed to reach the stage of the baccalaureate. However, she would have liked the situation of people with a disability like her to be considered in such a situation and conditions for taking the exams to be adapted. "What saddens me during the baccalaureate exams is that I could not benefit from extra 30 minutes for each subject that I had requested. So, I had to take these exams as an able-bodied student."
"I understood everything, and I was able to keep up with the level of the class ; I am even better than some able-bodied students in certain subjects, such as Math. Only I am very slow in writing, and that was a huge problem for me ... "
Today, after graduating from high school, Prisca wishes and hopes very much to continue her studies, "I want to find a school where I am accepted and which would be suitable for me". Her parents also say they are ready to support her if she wants to continue studying. "We would have liked her to have a computer, because it would be easy for her not to write by hand," her father said, but they couldn't afford one.
Despite everything, Prisca continues to smile and remains optimistic. She clings to her dream of continuing her education so that she can help children like her in the future.
She clings to her dream of continuing her education so that she can help children like her in the future.