The story of resilience and development in the education sector in South Sudan doesn’t often make news, but country lead Fazle Rabbani had the privilege of witnessing several of such stories.
Leroy Philips knows first hand how precious an education is. The 23 year old is from Guyana in South America. He plays cricket like other youth there and is a radio producer. Leroy is also blind. Acquiring an education wasn’t easy for Leroy. He faced intense discrimination. Leroy became blind following an accident when he was six years old and was subsequently taken out of the school he had been attending and was transferred to a new school catering to children who are blind and visually impaired.