Imago Dei Children with disabilities are made in the image of God and deserve an education.

Inclusive classrooms like the ones shown above are built by missionaries in third world countries. Though they do allow the children to earn an education, they are not ideal for children with disabilities as they have specific needs that must be met.
The work American missionaries are doing to improve the lives of children in third world countries oftentimes gives the children a purpose in life allowing them to be filled with joy through the Holy Spirit.
Many children with disabilities in third world countries are excited to earn an education for themselves as it it is one way they can show people that they deserve a chance.

A child does not have to have a mental problem or one that effects the way he or she learns to be treated different. In third world countries if a child does not look "normal" it is unlikely that he or she will ever have the opportunity to earn an education.

Lola, the child in this photo, will never have the opportunity to earn an education unless schools are built for children with special needs in third world countries. Though Lola is not physically disabled in any way, she suffers from an attention hyperactivity disorder preventing her from being attentive long enough to sit in a classroom all day.

Children with disabilities in third world countries will continue to be an unreached people group if action is not taken. American missionaries should seek to provide schooling and financial support to those in third world countries by creating teaching programs that will be geared specifically toward those with disabilities and special needs.

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Hailey Larossa
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